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(Rachel Molenda  | Tribune file photo) President Russell M. Nelson addresses the crowd at "Be One," an event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 change that allowed Black men and boys to hold the priesthood and Black women and girls to enter LDS temples. The event was held at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Latest from Mormon Land: Was priesthood ban a mistake? Does God like ‘The Book of Mormon’ musical?

By David Noyce | February 18, 2021, 6:28 p.m.

(Photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
The Celestial Room of the Provo City Center Temple.

Latest from Mormon Land: Good news for Democrats and nervous templegoers

By David Noyce | Peggy Fletcher Stack | February 11, 2021, 3:23 p.m.

(Screengrab from BYUtv) Apostle Dallin H. Oaks addressed racism and Black lives matter at a Brigham Young University address on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. A Latter-day Saint civil rights attorney has incorporated Oaks' speech into a lesson about anti-racism.

Latest from Mormon Land: How to teach anti-racism at church; ‘Graceland’ group to perform at RootsTech

By David Noyce | February 4, 2021, 4:58 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) In this May 27, 2020, photo, missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray during a Zoom meeting with a family while on a smartphone at their apartment, in Brigham City, Utah.

Latest from Mormon Land: How members pray; rebuilding Beirut; and temple terminology

By David Noyce | January 28, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

(File photo illustration by Amy Lewis | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Latest from Mormon Land: God’s silent partner, new mission for ex-governor’s top aide, Russell Nelson’s place in history

By David Noyce | January 20, 2021, 9:28 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks during a news conference on Oct. 15, 2020. Romney is the most prominent Latter-day Saint in the 117th Congress.

This week in Mormon Land: The Capitol gang, ‘First Vision’ poems, youth theme songs

By David Noyce | January 7, 2021, 7:21 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)
Dieter F. Uchtdorf speaks at the General Women's Session of the 186th Semiannual General Conference, in Salt Lake City, Saturday Sept. 24, 2016.

This week in Mormon Land: Remembering an LDS prophet’s surprising death and the decade’s best General Conference talks

By David Noyce | December 31, 2020, 3:47 p.m.

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New church symbol.

This week in Mormon Land: Court rules on the ‘Christian’ question; BYU prof paints women giving healing blessings

By David Noyce | December 23, 2020, 9:12 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A handcarved Nativity scene.

This week in Mormon Land: The missing women in Bethlehem; revisiting ‘Wear Pants to Church Day’; and the Uchtdorfs celebrate

By David Noyce | Peggy Fletcher Stack | December 17, 2020, 3:47 p.m.

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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Patricia, talk to media at the groundbreaking of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.

This week in Mormon Land: One apostle’s ‘miraculous’ recovery; another’s mask message; and a First Presidency’s Noel

By David Noyce | December 10, 2020, 8:31 p.m.

(Erin Schaff | The New York Times) President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2020.

This week in Mormon Land: Why Trump’s loss may be a win for the global church

By David Noyce | Peggy Fletcher Stack | December 4, 2020, 2:34 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) President Russell M. Nelson speaks at the Sunday morning session of General Conference on Oct. 4, 2020.

This week in Mormon Land: Nelson’s nighttime inspiration; a thumbs-up for proselytizing; the big election choice

By David Noyce | November 25, 2020, 10:21 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) President Russell M. Nelson addresses the congregation at the close of the gala celebrating his 95th birthday in 2019. He plans to share a message of hope and healing to the world on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

This week in Mormon Land: A prophet’s promo; a Black protester’s new partnership; an age-old translation question.

By David Noyce | November 19, 2020, 3:28 p.m.

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Residents in Gilbert, Ariz., gather to make their donations at a Giving Machine. The Giving Machines won't be in operation this holiday season due to COVID-19.

This week in Mormon Land: Giving Machines give way to COVID; update on new hymnbooks; an Oz-like message to Trump

By David Noyce | November 12, 2020, 3:12 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  Statue of Brigham Young on the BYU campus in Provo in 2018.

This week in Mormon Land: Liberals leery at BYU; Wyoming’s ‘Black 14’ team up with church; Uchtdorf approaches big birthday

By David Noyce | November 5, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

(Image courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" was unveiled in September 1995.

This week in Mormon Land: Family proclamation turns 25; Oaks says Black lives matter; Utah senator compares Trump to a Book of Mormon hero

By David Noyce | Peggy Fletcher Stack | October 29, 2020, 9:44 p.m.