Posts Tagged ‘Mormon’

Thousands flock to Kanye West’s sermon outside shopping mall

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Thousands of people showed up to an outdoor shopping centre in Utah to see rapper Kanye West perform what he calls a worship service. Read more

Basketball drops church-goer

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

An under-17s basketball team has dropped one of his members because he put Sunday morning church ahead of his sport, his family says. Mosiah MacDonald had expected to be at the national basketball championships in Wellington this week. Instead his Manawatu basketball teammates are playing without him. The 15-year-old says his team dropped him because Read more

Mormon depiction of Samoan culture called racist

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Gina Colvin a New Zealand academic and a Mormon, has accused her church of racism. A Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints “Discovery Centre” at in Utah, in the United States, allows visitors to learn about different cultures around the world. However, Colvin says an exhibition which encourages people to superimpose their face Read more

Mormon women missionaries allowed to wear pants

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Concerns about the Zika virus has forced the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to loosen their dress and grooming guidelines for young female missionaries. Young women make up to almost 30 percent of all Mormon missionaries. Mormon leaders are giving their women missionaries permission to wear pants to protect their Read more

LDS Temple holds open day

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Usually Latter Day Saints’ temples are not open to members of the general public. Only members of the LDS temple with valid passes are permitted to go in. The Suva Fiji Temple — which serves more than 35,000 Latter Day Saints in Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands — was originally dedicated in June Read more

Mormons to help rebuild 166 houses in Ha’apai

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga is starting to rebuild 116 houses that were destroyed by Cyclone Ian earlier this year. The church’s Tonga Service Centre Manager Howard Niu says they have signed with local contractor Oregon Pacific International to carry out the construction. Mr Niu says the houses will be Read more

Tonga: Mormons now outnumber Catholics

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

According to the latest statistics, Tonga is now the world capital of Mormonism – with the highest number of Mormons per capita of any country. Mormons now outnumber Catholics and the number of followers is continuing to grow Listen to interview on Radio Australia

Historic first for young Catholics and Mormons

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Around 40 Catholic and Mormon youth came together over two days for a service project assembling personal care kits for men at the Wellington Night Shelter, a visit to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a presentation on the work of Caritas, an evening devotional service in Porirua, and a visit to Parliament for lunch Read more

Fraud allegations: Head of Mormon church summoned to defend teaching

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

A British magistrate has issued an extraordinary summons to the worldwide leader of the Mormon church alleging that its teachings about mankind amount to fraud. Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been ordered to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London next month to defend the church’s Read more

100-plus religious leaders oppose US contraception mandate

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The leaders of dozens of religious groups have joined the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Southern Baptist Convention in signing an open letter opposing the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. They highlighted the threat to conscience posed by the mandate requiring almost all employers to cover contraception, sterilisation and abortifacient drugs and devices Read more