The Daily Utah Chronicle

LDS Church Releases Statement on Feminism

LDS Church Releases Statement on Feminism

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

January 25, 2020

  In the January 2020 issue of the New Era, a magazine for the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church published a statement on their view of feminism. The statement emphasizes that the church believes men and women are equal but different, with distinct roles within...

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

By Nicholas Rush

April 8, 2019

  The first-ever professor of Latter-day Saint studies at the University of Utah, award-winning author Paul Reeve, has been appointed chair of the Latter-day Saint Studies Steering Committee. According to the Tanner Humanities Center, the committee was initiated in 2010 to “encourage vibrant...

A Controversial ‘Book of Mormon’

A Controversial ‘Book of Mormon’

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

January 30, 2019

  You have probably heard of the musical, "The Book of Mormon." This groundbreaking Broadway hit shocked audiences while bringing with it barrels of laughter. The show originally opened in March of 2011 starring Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad. Written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, ...

SLC Group Helps Former Mormons Transition Out of the Church

SLC Group Helps Former Mormons Transition Out of the Church

September 30, 2014

  Gale Thorne III knew he was ready to leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “I realized one day that I was so bored with being Mormon, that I had lost any faith I had,” he said. “For me, the church was no longer true. I needed to find out who I was away from being Mormon. I needed to find my own faith a...

Ordain Women Hopes to Start a Conversation

Ordain Women Hopes to Start a Conversation

September 30, 2014

  The words “Ordain Women” covered the front pages of newspapers in June and July. But despite the lack of summer sun, the group hasn’t cooled its efforts. Ordain Women, an organization advocating for gender equality in the priesthood of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gaine...

Return LDS Missionaries Adjust to College Life

Return LDS Missionaries Adjust to College Life

September 30, 2014

  In Oct. 2012, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a huge change that impacted many young members. Leaders lowered the minimum age for Mormon missionaries to 18 and 19 for men and women respectively. What followed was a 471 percent increase in mission applications, and, as a result, college ad...

General Conference Reaches a Global Audience

General Conference Reaches a Global Audience

September 30, 2014

  Countless eyes and ears will be focused on speakers and events at the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which will be held in Salt Lake City, Oct. 4 to 5. Broadcast in 95 languages and touching all corners of the globe, the LDS General Conference will host several sess...

Remembering Chase Peterson

Remembering Chase Peterson

September 28, 2014

  Chase Peterson, a former U president, died on Sept. 14. His loved ones remembered his life on Saturday with a funeral. Peterson was the U’s 14th president, championing the Honors College, open office hours and free speech. Peterson graduated from Harvard with a degree in medicine as an endocrino...

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