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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 in 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.


After he gave his opening address at October 2022 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson posted on social media about why he was sitting during his message.

Members will have the opportunity to sustain President Nelson as President of the Church during the 192nd Semiannual General Conference.

“If the maypole is the gospel, then everything else weaves around and becomes part of that configuration,” Elder Holland said.

In this episode of the Church News podcast, Church News chief copy editor David Schneider talks about how the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped him move forward despite complex life changes.

The Constitution creates a system of government that will only succeed when citizens seek to moderate and to unify on contested issues, said Thomas B. Griffith.

“We will always be for religious liberty, and we want it for everybody,” says Elder Quentin L. Cook in a Church News video titled “A Righteous Motive.”

President Dallin H. Oaks said the “Forgotten Man” painting in his office “speaks to me and reminds me of things that I need to remember.”

“I am a product of the teaching of women,” said President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, in a new Church News video.

In celebration of this landmark, this episode of the podcast offers a few “best of” moments from past podcasts.

Face tragedies and hardship with faith and confidence that there is a bright future planned for each of us, said Elder Cook.

The Day of Service came just two days after JustServe celebrated its 11th anniversary.

Born Sept. 9, 1924, President Nelson was set apart as the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Jan. 14, 2018.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Sister Patricia T. Holland share how they’ve face challenges, including recent health issues, in the video “Earned Empathy.”

As the Church grows rapidly in Africa, Elder Rasband shares some of his treasured experiences on the continent.

“Let me be clear where BYU stands on this issue: racism is disgusting and unacceptable.”

President Dallin H. Oaks recalled attending the dedication of the Rome temple with other senior Church leaders.

Quoting President Dallin H. Oaks, Judge Griffith said: “On contested issues, we seek to moderate and to unify.”

Rain interrupting the sacred ceremony was the ‘tears of joy’ of those who established the community, participants say.

President Russell M. Nelson has consistently reached out to members and others during the COVID-19 pandemic through prayer, concern and attention

President Dallin H. Oaks: Latter-day Saints believe in helping support and improve the lot of refugees.

BYU Education Week administrator Bruce Payne gives a glimpse into the planning, facilitating and learning involved in producing the program every year

President Nelson, Elder Cook and Sister Wright share their experiences during the Washington D.C. Temple rededication

Despite debilitating illness, the Summers family has found joy by serving in the Church and their community.

President Russell M. Nelson spoke about temples during an interview in the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center.

“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.