LDS History, Jun 23, 1994

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Jun 23, 1994
Jeffrey R. Holland is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (1)

-- During June 1994
[U.S. Religious History] The Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Atlanta, formally apologized to African-Americans for "condoning and/or perpetuating individual and systemic racism in our lifetime" and repented for the "racism of which we have been guilty, whether consciously or unconsciously." (2)

[U.S. Religious History] The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, administrative body for Reform Judaism in America, considered and rejected (by a large margin) the application for membership submitted by the Congregation Beth Adam in Cincinnati. This synagogue had removed all references to God in its services, explaining that its own members wished to explore their Jewish heritage and identity without being forced to rely upon theistic assumptions. (2)

-- During July 1994
[U.S. Religious History] Rev. Jeanne Audrey Powers, a prominent leader in the United Methodist Church, became the highest ranking member of that denomination to announce that she was gay. According to Powers, she took that step as "an act of public resistance to false teachings that have contributed to heresy and homophobia within the church itself." (2)

-- Aug 6, 1994
One-third of the population of the United States has been visited by Church representatives, and 36 percent have friends or relatives who are LDS, the Missionary Department announced. (3)

-- Aug 30, 1994
The First Presidency reminds Latter-day Saints of the Blessings that come to families who hold Family Home Evening each week. (4)

-- During August 1994
[U.S. Religious History] Molly Marshall, the first woman to achieve tenure at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, was forced to resign after accusations of her promoting liberal doctrines. (2)

-- Oct 9, 1994
Orlando Florida Temple; Location: Windermere, Florida, USA; Announcement: 6 April 1991; Dedication: 9 October 1994 by Howard W. Hunter; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (5)

-- Dec 09, 1994
[U.S. Religious History] Because of her controversial and outspoken opinions on sex education and drub abuse, U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is forced to tender her resignation. (2)

-- Dec 11, 1994
2,000th stake of the Church organized, at Mexico City. (6)

President Hunter creates 2,000th stake of Church in Mexico City. (7)

-- 1994
Church Membership at end of year: 9,024,368
New Converts : 335,200
Percent Change from previous year: 3.86% (8)

Church membership: 9 million. (7)

1 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
2 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline
3 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
5 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
6 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
7 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
8 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology