Expert tracks the top 10 ups and downs of Mormon growth

By PEGGY FLETCHER STACK | The Salt Lake Tribune Religious demographers one day may view 2014 as the year that some trends in LDS growth — or the lack of it — were reversed. Or at least a year of surprises, says Matt Martinich, a Colorado researcher who tracks Mormon statistics. "No one was expecting [...]

Houston Conference

Dolores Austin is a new International Society member and will be a presenter at the Families Learning Summit for the National Center for Families Learning conference, 16-18 March 2015. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, Texas. Her presentation is entitled "Reaching the 'One' with Technology in the Family Literacy Classroom."

Database Upgrade

Dear International Society Members, We will be upgrading our LDS International Society web site in January 2015. With the upgrade will be a change in the way you log into your LDS International Society account. Once the upgrade is complete, society members will use an LDS Account username and password to sign in. Many of [...]

Sterling McMurrin Lecture

The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to present the fall 2014 McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture by David Campbell, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. Campbell's presentation  will be "Whither the Promised Land? Mormons’ Place in a Changing Religious Landscape," held on Thursday, 30 October at 7:00 p.m. in the [...]

Blessed are the Peacemakers

We are pleased to announce the 26th annual conference, "Blessed are the Peacemakers," will be held Monday, 6 April 2015 at the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on BYU's campus. We invite your suggestions for excellent speakers or presenters on the topic of peace-making and peace-building in the contemporary world. Please feel free to suggest [...]

Jerome Anderson

Jerome Anderson, a U.S. citizen with a PhD from a British university, currently resides in Liberia, where he works on temporary assignment for the U.S. government. Despite family concerns (Ebola!), he continues to serve in that country. Anderson and his wife are currently supporting a returned missionary from Africa, who has nearly completed a [...]

Michael Hill

Michael Hill, also a new member, lives in the Miami area and works with the U.S. military, focusing on Latin America

Melinda Skea

Melinda Skea is a new member of the society. Skea graduated from BYU’s international relations program and has worked for the past eight years in the Washington, D.C., area, emphasizing the international trade sector. She has traveled extensively in Asia and Europe, visiting and working in thirty foreign countries. Skea recently completed a master’s [...]

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More Missionaries, Less Impact?

Tribune reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack recently wrote "Mormon conversions lag behind huge missionary growth," saying "The stats are staggering. "In the year and a half since the LDS Church lowered the minimum age for full-time missionary service, the Utah-based faith has seen its proselytizing force swell from 58,500 to more than 83,000. That’s a 42 [...]