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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a video series aimed at increasing the safety of its missionaries around the world.

In wake of recent attacks, we asked former LDS missionaries if they ever felt unsafe while serving. Here’s what they said.

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | December 7, 2021, 2:39 p.m.

18-year-old Latter-day Saint missionary seriously wounded in Alabama shooting

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | December 5, 2021, 8:41 p.m.

(Julio Cortez | The Associated Press) In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. A Latter-day Saint blogger cites an international report that identifies the Capitol siege as evidence of a "backsliding" democracy in the U.S. and points to a Book of Mormon warning about governments that ignore the vote of the people.

Latest from Mormon Land: How LDS scriptural warnings about dying democracies may apply to U.S.

By David Noyce | December 2, 2021, 3:47 p.m.

(Kim Raff | Special to ProPublica) Welfare Square, the center of the church’s welfare program, where some of the volunteers’ hours are counted as state welfare.

How has Utah saved $75 million on welfare? By providing next to none and taking credit for LDS welfare instead.

By Eli Hager | ProPublica | December 3, 2021, 3:12 p.m.

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The Cardston Alberta Temple is one of architect Allen Roberts' favorite temples.

‘Mormon Land’: The best and worst of Latter-day Saint temple designs

By David Noyce | Peggy Fletcher Stack | December 1, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The current Provo temple, left, and a rendering of the planned reconstruction.

Preserve Provo Temple’s midcentury design, petitions urge Latter-day Saint leaders

By Tamarra Kemsley | December 2, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Odeh Ondoma gives Barbara Haugsoen a tutorial on how the Giving Machines work installed in the plaza at City Creek Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov.24, 2021. The machines, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, can be found in 10 cities across the United States, offering people fun and memorable ways to give this holiday season.

Jana Riess: My new way of paying LDS tithing has given me a new perspective

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | November 30, 2021, 10:05 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints greet each other before the 191st Semiannual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Church membership growth slowed dramatically in 2020 due to COVID-19.

LDS Church withholds membership data from Utah for first time in decades. Here’s why.

By Matt Canham | November 30, 2021, 1:57 p.m.

(Ashley Landis | The Associated Press) Brigham Young running back Tyler Allgeier (25) runs to the end zone for a touchdown ahead of Southern California safety Xavion Alford (29) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

USC issues apology for ‘offensive chant’ during BYU football game

By Alex Vejar | November 28, 2021, 10:47 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Amos C. Brown of the NAACP and President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the announcement of new joint initiatives in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 14, 2021.

Email after schoolgirl’s suicide reflects LDS leaders’ increased willingness to confront racism

By Tamarra Kemsley | The Salt Lake Tribune | November 28, 2021, 3:05 p.m.

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)

What a new BYU study says about porn and how it affects couples

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | November 28, 2021, 3:04 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Rev. Nurjhan Govan at her Taylorsville home on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The retired pastor has four of her dogs back after they were removed by Salt Lake County Animal Services.

‘They took my dogs, then they charged me’ — Retired Utah preacher gets her Yorkies back, resolves her case

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | November 27, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Holiday lights illuminate Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

See photos of the holiday lights as crowds return to Salt Lake City’s Temple Square for Yuletide display

By Sean P. Means | November 28, 2021, 2:03 p.m.

(Tia Stokes) After lifesaving steroids Tia was taking caused her to gain weight, she lost thousands of online followers and endured an onslaught of scornful insults. But, she insists, "I am still the same person."

‘I love my body’ — Utah’s ‘cancer dancer’ is still fighting disease and, now, cruel online comments

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | November 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Lynne Sladky | AP) Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Miami. Harper won the 2021 National League MVP award.

Latest from Mormon Land: Highest-paid LDS athlete racks up another big award

By David Noyce | November 24, 2021, 9:42 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Evelyn Ibarra and her husband, Aaron, make their selection of items to donate in a Giving Machine as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces the return of the charity machines installed in the plaza at City Creek Center on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

Donating to charity can be as easy as buying a Snickers at LDS Church’s Giving Machines

By David Noyce | November 24, 2021, 9:32 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The current Provo temple, left, and a rendering of the reconstruction.

Goodbye, Space Age design. Now we know what the Provo Temple will look like.

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | Scott D. Pierce | November 25, 2021, 12:26 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Peggy Fletcher Stack asks a question to Russell M. Nelson at a news conference in the lobby of the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

‘Mormon Land’: Religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack reflects on 30 years of covering the LDS Church

By David Noyce | November 24, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Conferencegoers leave the Conference Center during the  afternoon session of the 191st General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. The conference was livestreamed worldwide but seating was limited at the center due to COVID-19.

Jana Riess: For U.S. Latter-day Saints, religiosity has declined over time

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | November 23, 2021, 11:22 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Administration Building, on South Temple in Salt Lake City, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.  A church investment fund has reported $1.6 billion in losses as U.S. stock markets dipped in the third quarter of 2021.

LDS Church’s big fund isn’t as big. See how much money it lost.

By Tony Semerad | November 26, 2021, 3:12 p.m.