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Sydney Walker
Sydney Walker

Sydney Jorgensen Walker is a reporter for the Church News. She graduated from the BYU journalism program in 2017. She previously wrote for the Faith section in the Deseret News and worked as an assistant in the Priesthood and Family Department at Church headquarters. You can email her at sydneywalker@deseretnews.com and follow her on Twitter @sydney_walker31


Learn about recent donations from the Church to hospitals and health care organizations in Cambodia, Guam, Mongolia and the Philippines.

BYU Women's Conference has announced its 2024 keynote speakers. Young women and their leaders are invited to join a Wednesday evening event.

During a panel discussion at the College Football Hall of Fame, a man asked three members of the Black 14 how they were able to let go of anger and bitterness.

To kick off its celebration of Black History Month, the College Football Hall of Fame honored the Black 14 and showed a film produced by BYU journalism students.

The February 2024 Liahona features an article by the Church News about how the work of the Presiding Bishopric can help members in their own lives and callings.

Ages 11 to 17, the Padilla children anxiously await the dedication of a temple five minutes from their home in the Philippines.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gather with youth who are deaf or hard of hearing from all over the United States and Canada,” said Scott Featherstone of FSY ASL.

The Church is offering two virtual sessions of FSY in summer 2024 for youth who are not able to attend in person or prefer to attend from home.

A roundup of general conference talks relating to the 2024 youth theme “I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.”

“I saw firsthand how the Giving Machines provide a way for people to experience the joy of giving and have a touchpoint with the Church — and with the Savior — that perhaps they wouldn’t have otherwise,” writes Sydney Walker.

As an Apostle of Jesus Christ, President M. Russell Ballard frequently taught about the power and importance of councils at church and at home. Here are some of his teachings.

Recent donations from the Church include new school desks in Guatemala, access to clean drinking water in Colombia and cooking kits for soup kitchens in Peru.

What has President Nelson invited Latter-day Saints to do? Here is a look at some of his invitations since January 2018.

“We believe this collaboration is and will be a testament to the power of music to bridge diverse cultures and communities,” says Morehouse College Glee Club president.

For those who are deaf and hard of hearing, the Church offers ASL adult religion classes and ASL seminary and institute. Learn more about the benefits of these classes and how to sign up.

“My dear brothers and sisters, how and where and with whom do you want to live forever? You get to choose,” President Russell M. Nelson said.

“It is my prayer that each one of us may hear, in this profound parable, the Father’s voice calling us to enter the road that leads home,” said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

“I testify that ‘peaceable followers of Christ’ will find personal peace in this life and a glorious heavenly reunion,” said Elder Quentin L. Cook.

“There is no place for prejudiced thoughts or actions in the community of Saints,” said Elder Ulisses Soares.

“In these last days, perhaps our greatest work will be with our loved ones — good people living in a wicked world,” said Sister Tamara W. Runia.

“Spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord is not only essential but the only way to find true peace and happiness,” said Sister Amy A. Wright.

“You who today are pressing forward in the path of your duty are the strength of the Savior’s restored Church,” said Elder David A. Bednar.

Loren L. Toussaint, professor of psychology at Luther College, shares some of the scientifically validated health benefits of forgiveness.

With President Nelson’s emphasis on forgiveness, the Church News spoke to three researchers who have done definitive work on forgiveness and health.

In honor of President Nelson’s 99th birthday, see a chronological list of announcements and changes that have happened in the Church since he became Prophet.

See a timeline of events from President Russell M. Nelson’s personal life, professional life and service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

With President Nelson’s recent emphasis on forgiveness, the Church News spoke to three BYU professors who have studied forgiveness in close relationships such as marriage and family.

“Our purpose, in addition to knowledge and education, is preparing students for eternity,” Elder Cook said.

First of a 3-part series on forgiveness: What President Russell M. Nelson has taught

Ghassan Bikhazi was a Greek Orthodox Christian in Beirut, Lebanon, when he read the Book of Mormon for the first time. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1969.