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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.






Elder Bednar, Elder Cook, Elder Christofferson and Elder Gong share their feelings about the iconic temple, located along the Capital Beltway in Washington, D.C.




“We believe God can change our hearts and make more of us ... than we can ever make of ourselves,” Elder Bednar says at National Press Club.





This Church News video, produced in partnership with Ensign Peak Foundation and titled “Foundations,” highlights a new monument, built to honor Joseph Smith’s forefathers and Topsfield’s significant history.



Diana Brown, the assistant director of interreligious engagement at Georgetown University, joins the Church News podcast to discuss how interfaith interactions strengthen individuals, communities.

The travel and travails of Latter-day Saints in the Amazon to attend the São Paulo Brazil Temple reminds that we are all on a journey to the temple.

A new Church News video, titled, “The Quiet of the Temple,” highlights Sister Sharon Eubank and Sister Reyna I. Aburto talking about the peace found inside the Washington D.C. Temple.

Elder Cook and Elder Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles led several United States Supreme Court justices and U.S. senators on tours of the Washington D.C. Temple.


Church leaders discuss covenants and ordinances and the journey to the Lord’s temples. ‘We’re always trying to be better,” they say.

Church leaders such as Elder Bednar, Elder Cook, Elder Christofferson, Elder Gong, Sister Eubank and Sister Aburto testified about the blessing and purpose of temples.


A new Church News video, titled “Impressed by the Light,” features interviews with Elder David. A Bednar and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, and Dan Holt, the Church’s project manager for the Washington D.C. Temple renovation, about the light in the temple.


Church leaders opened the doors to the Washington D.C. Temple this week to invited guests. Many shared what they felt after touring the temple.

In an op-ed published by Medium, Elder David A. Bednar shares 3 simple answers to questions others may have about Latter-day Saint temples.

Amid the world’s confusion, Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Gerrit W. Gong speak about the joy of sharing a message about the temple

This Church News video, “Reserved for This Day,” features Elder David A. Bednar and Latter-day Saint youth during the Washington D.C. Temple open house.