News Releases

ZIMBABWEANS ATTEND LAW AND RELIGION CONFERENCE

Leaders from both the west and southeast regions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Africa, representing over 400,000 Church members, joined by senior officials of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as 5 delegates from Zimbabwe were welcomed as guests and participants to the 5th annual African Law and Religion Symposium held in Morocco this week. The theme of the event was ‘Law, Religion and Security’

Watch the April 2017 World Report

From South Africa Mormon Newsroom

Quick Facts: LDS Church Temples in Africa

Africa is poised to see an unprecedented pace of temple construction as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints witnesses a new phase of growth on the continent.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

President Monson Announces Five New Temples

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build five new temples, located in Brasília, Brazil; the greater Manila, Philippines, area; Nairobi, Kenya; Pocatello, Idaho; and Saratoga Springs, Utah. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Hosts the 187th Annual General Conference

Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 187th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning this weekend. The general women’s session is the first of six sessions of general conference.

This Easter, a Focus on Principles of Peace from the Prince of Peace

For the fourth consecutive Easter season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging Mormons and others around the world to share hopeful messages about Jesus Christ. This year’s focus comes from the Bible’s teaching that Christ is the Prince of Peace.

“And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” —Isaiah 9:6

Sweeping the Earth as With a Flood with Social Media in Africa

“To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood,” was the theme of recent firesides (inspirational meetings) held at eight stakes and six districts in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi. Elder and Sister Davis, volunteer missionaries serving in public affairs, and living in Harare, Zimbabwe, presented the firesides and taught that if used for good, all types of Social Media can help to accomplish the Lord’s work on earth. The fireside was based on a talk given at Brigham Young University Education Week in August 2014 by Elder David A. Bednar.

I Can See!  I Can See!

LDS Charities, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, recently teamed with the University of Zimbabwe Ophthalmology department to perform cataract surgeries by final year Ophthalmology students at St. Michael’s Hospital located in the “bush” area of Mhondoro, 100 km south of Harare.  "I can see!  I can see!" was the resulting cry.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Choosing Good News

In a world awash with information, the good as well as the bad help us see “things as they really are” and as they can be. We are not helpless creatures before the forces of negativity. We are actors. We shape society by the information we choose to accentuate.

From South Africa Mormon Newsroom

Sister Bingham meets with Church members, local leaders in Uganda 

Sister Jean B. Bingham, first counselor in the Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has visited with Church members in Kampala, Uganda at the start of a week-long trip that would also familiarise her with the work that the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is doing in the country.