LDS History, January 2001

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During January 2001
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs at the inauguration of President George W. Bush. (1)

-- Feb 15, 2001
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve approved a series of guidelines to reaffirm the centrality of the Savior in the name of the Church. Church members, news organizations and others were asked to use the full and correct name of the Church â€" The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints â€" and to avoid use of the term "Mormon Church." (2)

-- Feb 24, 2001
[U.S. Religious History] The Supreme Court let stand a ruling from the 7th Circuit Court which barred Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon from placing a Ten Commandments marker in front of the Indiana State Capitol. (3)

-- 2001 3-Mar
[Hinckley] Honored by the Association for Mormon Letters for his book Standing for Something (4)

-- Mar 12, 2001
[U.S. Religious History] In Afghanistan, the Taliban blew up two 2,000-year-old Buddhist statues in the cliffs above Bamian - despite an international outcry which included complaints from various Muslim nations. (3)

-- 2001 18-Mar
[Hinckley] Dedicated Montevideo Uruguay Temple (4)

-- Mar 18, 2001
Montevideo Uruguay Temple; Location: Montevideo, Uruguay; Announcement: 2 November 1998; Dedication: 18 March 2001 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (5)

-- Mar 31, 2001
[Financial] Gordon B. Hinckley announces the creation of the Perpetual Education Fund to make loans to members of the church in developing nations, enabling them to improve their job prospects by pursuing higher education and vocational training programs. (6)

A worldwide Perpetual Education Fund, based on principles similar to those underlying the Perpetual Emigration Fund of the 1800s, was announced by President Gordon B. Hinckley. (2)

President Hinckley announces the Perpetual Education Fund during the priesthood session of General Conference. (1)

The Perpetual Education Fund is established. (7)

-- 2001 22-Apr
[Hinckley] Dedicated Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple (4)

-- Apr 22, 2001
Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple; Location: Omaha, Nebraska; Announcement: 14 June 1999; Dedication: 22 April 2001 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (5)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline
4 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
5 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
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7 - Wikipedia, 21st Century (Mormonism),

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology