LDS History, June-July 1991

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During June-July 1991
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] The choir performs on a tour through Europe, including performances in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Russia. (1)

-- Sep 1, 1991
Membership in the Church reached 8 million, about two years after membership hit the 7 million mark in December 1989. (2)

Worldwide Church Membership is estimated to have reached eight million [8 000 000], approximately two years after reaching seven million. (3)

-- Dec 7, 1991
The Church announces the release of the "Encyclopedia of Mormonism" in five volumes. Containing at least 1,200 articles by 738 writers it is considered the most comprehensive reference work ever published about the Church. (3)

-- Dec 24, 1991
Virginia Sorensen died on 24 December 1991. (4)

-- 1991
Church Membership at end of year: 8,089,848
New Converts : 328,669
Percent Change from previous year: 4.23% (5)

Church membership exceeded 8 million members. (6)

Encyclopedia of Mormonism published. (7)

Control of Brigham Young University motion picture studio passes to Audiovisual Department of the Church. (8)

[Lowell Bennion] Together with is wife Merle he received the Presidential Citation from Brigham Young University at the August Commencement 1991. (9)

[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] The 1991 tour was significant, marking the choir's first appearances in Eastern and Slavic Europe, coinciding with the announcement of legal recognition for the LDS Church in the (then) Soviet Union. Audiences in Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, and Leningrad responded emotionally to American folk music and their own national songs in the highly charged atmosphere of new-found freedoms. (10)

Relief Society is the women's organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Every adult female member of the church is considered a Relief Society member, a total in 1991 of three million women in more than 14,500 church units in 135 countries. (11)

-- During 1991-1992
[Sunstone Editor/Publisher] Linda Jean Stephenson, Publisher (12)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
2 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
4 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Virginia Sorensen,
5 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
6 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
8 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
9 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Lowell Bennion,
10 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Mormon Tabernacle Choir,
11 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Relief Society,
12 - Wikipedia, Sunstone Magazine,

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology