LDS History, 1967

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- 1967
Church Membership at end of year: 2,614,340
New Converts : 133,441
Percent Change from previous year: 5.38% (1)

Church auxiliaries unified calendars and age groupings. (2)

Bonneville Media Communications --organized as a broadcast production facility to help develop a positive media image for the Church and to convey its doctrines and beliefs. (3)

Seven radio and television stations in Mexico start carrying General Conference. (3)

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is featured on --The Bell Telephone Hour-Messiah an NBC-TV series produced by AT&T/Henry Jaffe Enterprises. (3)

Unified Magazine first published as an effort to unify all independently published, foreign-language magazines of the Church. The various foreign magazines retained their own original titles but were systemized, containing translations selected from the Church's basic English magazines at the time,644 including the Children's Friend, the Relief Society Magazine, the Instructor, the Improvement Era, and Impact (published by seminaries and institutes). Specific cultural sections were produced by local editors. After the English-speaking magazines were consolidated into three (the Friend, New Era, and Ensign) in 1971, the Unified Magazines contained translated material from these three magazines. (3)

-- During 1967-
[Periodicals] La Stella; Italian Mission Florence, Italy, and (Unified) Frankfurt, Germany ITALIAN (Periodical) (4)

[Periodicals] Seito No Michi; Northern Far East Tokyo, Japan (Unified 1968) Mission JAPANESE (Periodical) (4)

-- During 1968
[U.S. Religious History] Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church was finally desegregated. (5)

-- Feb 2, 1968
Six missionaries from the Taiwan and Hong Kong zones of the Southern Far East Mission were transferred to Thailand to begin missionary work. (6)

-- During February 1968
Bonneville International establishes a Washington D.C. news bureau, which transmits news information to all of Bonneville's stations. (3)

-- Mar 05, 1968
[U.S. Religious History] Church of All Worlds became the first Wiccan church to be incorporated in the United States. (5)

-- Apr 6, 1968 - 18 January 1970
[1st Presidency Changes] David O. McKay Hugh B. Brown N. Eldon Tanner Thorpe B. Isaacson (never ordained an apostle, Counselor) Joseph Fielding Smith (Counselor) Alvin R. Dyer (Counselor) Alvin R. Dyer called as Counselor (7)

1 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
2 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
3 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
4 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
5 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
6 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
7 - Wikipedia, First Presidency (LDS Church),
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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