MORMONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MORMONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) ‘Meet the Mormons’ film coming to theaters this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58313679-180/lds-meet-mormons-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58313679-180/lds-meet-mormons-church.html.csp">‘Meet the Mormons’ film coming to theaters this fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:48:48.669-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At first, LDS officials thought their newest feature film would best be shown in the Legacy Theater in the church-owned Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City. After all, that theater has been the venue for previous Mormon-produced movies such as “Legacy” and “Testaments.” But LDS apostle David A. Bednar announced Tuesday that church leaders have decided to unveil their next project, “Meet the Mormons,” first in selected theaters nationwide followed by showings on YouTube and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313679@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:48 MDT Letter: Utah’s descent into gun culture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267602-82/gun-guns-utah-culture.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267602-82/gun-guns-utah-culture.html.csp">Letter: Utah’s descent into gun culture</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.414-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Foreign and domestic gun manufactures own the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party, and the United States now has over half the private guns in the world. The result should come as no surprise: 100,000 dead and wounded every year. What a pitiful excuse for a democracy when it fails to provide safety for its citizens, thanks to the GOP awash in gun money. Where are the cries from religious leaders? There are many, but from Mormons the silence is deafening, even with Utah the flagsh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267602@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Ordain Women, abuse, defections on tap for Mormon symposium http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234093-78/abuse-lds-mormon-symposium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234093-78/abuse-lds-mormon-symposium.html.csp">Ordain Women, abuse, defections on tap for Mormon symposium</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T11:13:17.813-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not all Mormon marriages live up to the ideals of love and mutual respect the LDS faith teaches. And not all abuse is physical. These are among the conclusions of a presentation that will be given at the 2014 Sunstone Symposium, which begins Wednesday night and runs through Saturday at the University of Utah. The four-day annual conference, with the theme “Bridges and Byways: Traversing the Mormon Landscape,” will feature scores of speeches, panel discussions, artistic displays, full-length fil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:13:17 MDT This is the place for facts you might not know about Mormon pioneers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216230-78/mormon-pioneers-wagon-1847.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216230-78/mormon-pioneers-wagon-1847.html.csp">This is the place for facts you might not know about Mormon pioneers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T20:15:27.387-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You may be yawning at the thought of yet another Pioneer Day parade celebrating the heroic arrival of beleaguered Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley. You’ve heard of the LDS prophet declaring on July 24 that “this is the right place.” The tragic Willie and Martin handcart companies, trapped in snowy Wyoming. The crickets and sea gulls. But there’s a lot you might not know about Mormon pioneers and their historic trek. We asked several historians to share little-known facts about the day, the pe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216230@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:15:27 MDT New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp">New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:43:10.136-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Next week, a group of newly organized mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates — interested in or working with the LDS population — will meet in Utah. Organizers created the Mormon Mental Health Association in June to provide “training, research, strategy, collaboration and education in the mental health treatment of Mormons, helping ensure that this population’s needs are being met by trained professionals who adhere to their professions’ code of ethics.” There already is th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211921@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:43:10 MDT Black Mormon pioneers — a rich but forgotten legacy of faith http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198497-78/black-mormon-flake-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198497-78/black-mormon-flake-says.html.csp">Black Mormon pioneers — a rich but forgotten legacy of faith</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T18:41:40.932-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 06:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Green Flake was in the vanguard company of Mormon pioneers in 1847, driving a wagon into the Salt Lake Valley with LDS prophet Brigham Young, who famously declared Utah to be the right place to build Zion. But you won’t likely see a figure of Flake atop any floats in Thursday’s Days of ’47 Parade as they glide down the streets of Utah’s capital. That could be because Flake’s story is unfamiliar to the vast majority of Mormons. Or because the South Carolina-born convert’s narrative is, well, a ta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198497@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:41:40 MDT Poll: Obama scores best with Muslims, worst with Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173999-78/percent-obama-gallup-mormons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173999-78/percent-obama-gallup-mormons.html.csp">Poll: Obama scores best with Muslims, worst with Mormons</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T19:03:27.825-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 07:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama should be grateful Mormons account for barely 2 percent of the U.S. population — otherwise his overall approval rating would be sinking even lower than its current 43 percent. That’s because only 18 percent of Latter-day Saints give a thumbs up to the commander in chief’s 2014 job performance, according to a new Gallup poll. On the other hand, Muslims hand Obama the highest marks, with 72 percent approval, followed by other non-Christians at 59 percent. More than half of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173999@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:03:27 MDT Letter: Radicalized GOP defies ‘glory of God’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182841-82/obama-god-mormons-birth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182841-82/obama-god-mormons-birth.html.csp">Letter: Radicalized GOP defies ‘glory of God’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T16:58:41.789-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re (“Obama scores ... worst with Mormons,” July 12): This evaluation is troubling to me as a Mormon. Certainly the LDS Church’s stand supporting Proposition 8 in California plus further opposition to gay marriage affected the decline. However, early in Obama’s first term, those of us who attended Town Hall meetings in Utah could see that efforts by groups such as Americans for Prosperity were successful in radicalizing those meeting against the President. Mike Lee’s town hall performances sugg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182841@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:58:41 MDT Letter: Pioneer Day not just for Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182891-82/mormons-pioneer-freedom-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182891-82/mormons-pioneer-freedom-state.html.csp">Letter: Pioneer Day not just for Mormons</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:05:02.346-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The expulsion of the Mormons from Illinois represents the only time in American history where U.S. citizens were forced to leave the country because of their religion. Their entry into this valley in 1847 is commemorated by the celebration of Pioneer Day on July 24. The fact that Pioneer Day is a state holiday should not cause others to ignore or shun it because of their perception that it is “only about Mormons.” Pioneer Day is not just about Mormons, but about religious freedom for all Americ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182891@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:05:02 MDT Book examines pivotal moment in U.S. history — Joseph Smith’s murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58119497-78/smith-says-beam-joseph.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58119497-78/smith-says-beam-joseph.html.csp">Book examines pivotal moment in U.S. history — Joseph Smith’s murder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T09:49:18.567-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On a muggy June afternoon in Carthage, Ill., exactly 170 years ago, a mob of men stormed up the stairs of a makeshift jail and murdered a Mormon prophet. That day — June 27, 1844 — is pivotal in LDS history, marking the end of the faith’s founding era and the beginning of its exile and exodus to Utah. But it merits no more than a footnote in most American history textbooks, says Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam. And that is unfortunate, says Beam, author of “American Crucifixion: The Murder of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58119497@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:49:18 MDT