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  • Originally published 12/22/2017

    Mormons perform baptisms on Holocaust victims

    Mormons are posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims as well as grandparents of public figures like Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg, despite church rules intended to restrict the ceremonies to a member's ancestors.

  • Originally published 12/02/2016

    New scholarship coming to Mormon lessons, but will instructors really teach it?

    For more than a century, Mormons have been telling a straightforward story of their movement's founding, prophetic leadership and believers. During the past few years, however, they have been confronted with a dramatic retelling, with fresh details, context and examples of human foibles fleshing out — and sometimes debunking — the familiar facts they have always believed.

  • Originally published 08/05/2015

    Mormon church publishes photos in push toward transparency

    Mormons believe that 185 years ago, Smith found gold plates engraved with writing in ancient Egyptian in upstate New York. They say God helped him translate the text using the stone and other tools, and it became known as the Book of Mormon.

  • Originally published 07/15/2015

    “Are there black Mormons?”

    W. Paul Reeve

    Black Saints were among the first to arrive in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 and have been a part of the Mormon experience from its beginnings.

  • Originally published 03/09/2015

    New Mormon mission

    How to teach members the messy part of LDS history, theology