October Articles

  • Church Responds to New Zealand Same Gender Marriage Bill

    Posted: 26 October 2012

    The protection of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is a matter of the common good and serves the wellbeing of the couple, of children, of civil society and humankind. We join with others to affirm that marriage in its true definition must be protected for its own sake and for society’s good.  Full Story

  • Younger Mormons Prepare to Serve as Missionaries

    Posted: 24 October 2012

    Young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand are responding with enthusiasm to Church President Thomas S. Monson's announcement earlier this month that men can now serve as missionaries at age 18, and young women at age 19. Formerly, male missionaries could serve from the age of 19, and young women from the age of 21.  Full Story