LDS History, August 1995

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During August 1995
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] The choir travels to Washington, D.C., and New York, and premieres An American Requiem by James DeMars. (1)

-- Sep 9, 1995
Gordon B. Hinckley interviewed by representatives from BBC radio and television, London News Radio and a Liverpool newspaper. (2)

KSL Television affiliates with NBC (after 45 years of affiliation with CBS). (2)

-- Sep 23, 1995
At the annual General Relief Society Meeting, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve issued a Proclamation to the World on the Family, reaffirming that "the family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children." (3)

The Family: A Proclamation to the World from the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles was published. (4)

Proclamation on the Family (issued by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles) first introduced at general Relief Society meeting. (2)

President Gordon B. Hinckley reads the Proclamation on the Family in a general Relief Society meeting. Issued by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, it declares gospel standards, doctrines, and practices concerning the sacred family unit. (5)

-- Sep 28, 1995
[U.S. Religious History] Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed an accord transferring control of the West Bank to Palestinians. (6)

-- Nov 13, 1995
Gordon B. Hinckley holds press conference at the Harvard Club in New York. Many heads of leading news services in attendance. The ―luncheon [is] arranged by Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, an international public relations firm contracted by the Church to help improve its image and increase its visibility. (2)

[Hinckley] Met with president of the United States at White House to discuss importance of families (7)

-- During November 1995
[U.S. Religious History] Religion in Public Schools: An amendment to the US constitution was introduced to congress by Representative Ernest Istook (R-OK). It overruled the traditional separation of church and state by allowing organized school prayer in public schools. His amendment had the support of the Christian Coalition and some other very conservative Christian groups, but it received major opposition from many other Christian groups who valued church-state separation. (6)

-- Dec 09, 1995
[U.S. Religious History] The Christian Coalition created the "Catholic Alliance," a "fully owned subsidiary" of the Christian Coalition designed to appeal to conservative Catholics. (6)

-- Dec 18, 1995
President Hinckley was interviewed by CBS television host Mike Wallace on the show 60 Minutes. The show was broadcast in April 1996. (3)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
2 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
3 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History,
5 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
6 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline
7 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,

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