LDS History, Jul 7, 2007

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-- Jul 7, 2007
The increasing media attention devoted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has led many journalists to explore Mormon history. Some of them have questioned the miraculous aspects of the faith and have inquired as to why Latter-day Saints continue to believe them as reality and not myth. (1)

-- Jul 9, 2007
A forthcoming article on the Mountain Meadows Massacre in the official Church publication Ensign was recently posted on the and Web sites. Many readers, commenting on these sites, have indicated how much they appreciate the forthright and direct tone of the article and the detailed information it provided. (1)

-- During July 2007
As of this date, Bonneville International owns 25 radio stations, a television station (KSL), and three media support companies, including Bonneville Communications, Bonneville Satellite Company, and Bonneville Interactive Service. (2)

As of this date, the Book of Mormon has been translated into 106 languages and 120 million copies have been printed. (2)

-- Aug 10, 2007 - 6 October 2007
[1st Presidency Changes] Gordon B. Hinckley Thomas S. Monson Death of James E. Faust (3)

-- Aug 10, 2007
[Hinckley] President James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency passed away (4)

[Quorum of the Twelve] James E. Faust dies. (5)

-- Aug 11, 2007
HUNTINGTON, Utah, USA Church members were counted among the six coal miners trapped inside the Crandall Canyon Mine near this small community in central Utah. (1)

-- Aug 18, 2007
[Financial] Church contractors implode a 20-story office building in downtown Salt Lake City, the final step in preparations to begin construction on City Creek Center, a $1.5 billion redevelopment project. (Presiding Bishop H. David Burton has stated that no tithing funds will be used in the completion of this project.)
Church publicists announce that City Creek Center is scheduled to be completed in 2011. (6)

-- Sep 11, 2007
One hundred and fifty years to the day that 120 emigrant men, women and children were massacred at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah, hundreds of people gathered today in a communal memorial service at the grave site, some 35 miles from Cedar City, Utah, USA. (1)

-- Sep 12, 2007
[Hinckley] Awarded the Municipal Citizen of the Century by the Utah League of Cities and towns (4)

-- Sep 25, 2007
Warren Jeffs, the leader of a polygamous Mormon splinter group, was convicted in St. George, Utah, of being an accomplice to rape for performing a wedding between a 19-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl. Jeffs was later sentenced to two consecutive terms of five years to life in prison. (7)

-- Oct 3, 2007
The Encyclopedia of Mormonism is now available online. This is a helpful resource in English with an extensive list of entries related to the beliefs, teachings, and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (1)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
2 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
3 - Wikipedia, First Presidency (LDS Church),
4 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
5 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
6 -
7 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,

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