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Sarah Jane Weaver

Sarah Jane Weaver is the editor of the Church News. Since 1995 she has covered, among other things, the Church’s welfare services, Church Education and social issues impacting Latter-day Saints. Her favorite assignments include reporting on temple dedications and writing about members around the world. Sarah graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism and history and served as editor and chief of the BYU student newspaper, the Daily Universe. Before joining the Deseret News staff, she completed a Pulliam Fellowship at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Ariz.


“This temple has been renewed,” said President Russell M. Nelson after rededicating the renovated Washington D.C. Temple.

Traveling for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, President Nelson said that it is wonderful to be among the people again.

Local Latter-day Saints rejoice for the Sunday, Aug. 14, rededication of the iconic Washington D.C. Temple by President Russell M. Nelson.

The Church News chronicles the historic events connected to the renovation and rededication of the Washington D.C. Temple

President Russell M. Nelson: “Temples are a crowning part of the Restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

President Dallin H. Oaks speaks about his youth, education, legal career and calling as an Apostle of Jesus Christ.

Looking back on nine decades, President Oaks recalls his youth, education, career and service in the Church of Jesus Christ.

President Oaks calls for “a global effort to defend and advance the religious freedom of all the children of God.”

The first counselor in the First Presidency spoke about his youth and family life, unexpected tragedies, and the blessings of Church service.

In part 3 of a three-part series, President Oaks spoke about the importance of religious freedom during an interview at the Rome Temple Visitors’ Center.

Church News editor rarely watches senior leaders and their active service without awe. It’s not what they are doing well into their 10th decade that stills her — it is why.

Those of all faith traditions “need to unite all over the globe. … We have a lot to learn from each other on religious liberty.”

The Church responds to recent Associated Press article about the Church’s abuse help line.

“The most effective representation of religious liberty is a representation that stands up for people of faith or no faith,” President Oaks said at the 2022 Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit.

Those who enjoy religious freedom should think about the circumstances of people who don’t enjoy religious liberty, said President Dallin H. Oaks.

Why Elder De Feo believes in the Prophet’s vision of a bright future in Europe in spite of political conflict, a refugee crisis and rising secularism.

Remembering how, in one day — and without prior notice — missionaries shared the the breadth and depth of the Church’s humanitarian work in support of refugees in Rome.

The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center — located in the American Episcopal Church’s St. Paul’s Within the Walls building in Rome, Italy — serves refugees with the help of partners like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Johnson, who will begin her service as Relief Society general president on Aug. 1, talks about allowing the Savior to be the “author and finisher” of her story — and the individual stories of all.

The dean of Notre Dame Law School said religious freedom is “an essential precondition for political freedom, economic prosperity and human flourishing.”

President Dallin H. Oaks called for a global effort to “defend and advance” religious freedom during the Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit.

Incoming Primary General President Susan H. Porter talks about empowering children by inviting them to act on the covenants they make at baptism.

Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. shares about the importance of preserving records and how understanding the past can define the future.







This Church News video, titled “Two Communities,” features Bob Abrams along with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Elder Quentin L. Cook speaking about friendship.