Scientists say that leprosy came to India some 2000 years BC and has plagued the country with its presence ever since. In ancient Indian society those with leprosy’s disfiguring effects were isolated, shunned and marked as unclean. Today, as leprosy is better understood many world class organizations are eager to assist the victims of this devastating age old disease.
Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right that protects the conscience of all people. It allows us to think, express and act upon what we deeply believe. But around the world this freedom is eroding. Churches, religious organizations and individuals face increasing restrictions as they participate in the public square, express their beliefs or serve in society. But there is much good that Church members and people of goodwill can do to preserve religious freedom.
Jesus Christ is central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which bears His name. Members of the Church believe Jesus is the Son of God, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh Full Story »
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as Mormons) can be found at every level of society — in business and agriculture, education and the sciences, political parties and government, the entertainment industry and news media. Full Story »