Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discourage use of ‘Mormon’, ‘LDS’

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced some changes to their style guideline regarding their name on Thursday.

Church leaders are discouraging the use of “Mormon Church” or the nickname “Mormon” and the abbreviation “LDS” or “LDS Church”.

The Church President Russel M. Nelson issued the following statement:

The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will. In recent weeks, various Church leaders and departments have initiated the necessary steps to do so. Additional information about this important matter will be made available in the coming months.

They say when a shortened reference is needed the term “the Church” or the “Church of Jesus Christ” or “restored Church of Jesus Christ” are encouraged. 

Click here to see the full style guide.

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