From the New York TImes: Home to the Vatican, the pope and St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome is unchallenged in its claim to be the global center of the Roman Catholic Church. But the city also plays host to the largest mosque in Western Europe, the largest Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall on the Continent, and, as of this year, the biggest center in Europe belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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The reaction to last week’s announcement that Mormon missionaries will now be able to call home once a week—instead of twice a year, as was the former policy—has been mostly positive. The applause is not universal, however. Certain critical words emerge as themes: today’s missionaries are soft. Immature. Clinging to their helicopter parents. Not ready to give everything to the cause. Here's what those people need to understand.
The BYU marriage and family therapy program was recently named the No. 1 program of its kind for research productivity. That means the faculty does more research than any other group of marriage and family therapy professors in the United States.
Local, state and federal officials announced Friday that they are looking into whether two recent church fires in St. George are connected. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who started the fire that completely destroyed a brand new Latter-day Saint Stake Center.
Two passages from a biography of the apostle Paul lend fascinating insight into the purpose of ancient temples and the symbolism and impact of temples today that we may sometimes fail to fully appreciate.
Are you trying to be happier and healthier in 2019? Attending church could be a step in the right direction, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.
Yeah Samake is a friend of Meridian and we have related portions of his story here before. He shared some of his own story as part of the Hope Works series (think TED talks with a basis in faith) on the Mormon Channel. See the full video here.