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Sarah Jane Weaver

Sarah Jane Weaver is the executive editor of the Church News. Since 1995 she has covered, among other things, the Church’s welfare services, Church Education and social issues impacting Latter-day Saints. Her favorite assignments include reporting on temple dedications and writing about members around the world. Sarah graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism and history and served as editor in chief of the BYU student newspaper, the Daily Universe. Before joining the Deseret News staff, she completed a Pulliam Fellowship at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Ariz.

Former leaders in Okinawa lost their fathers in World War II and now rejoice that a temple — the Okinawa Japan Temple — will grace their land.

This Church News video, titled “Across the Isle,” features Elder Matthew S. Holland and the Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal talking about their friendship and the discussions they shared about their disciplines and perspectives.

“The Church [in Okinawa] has come 360 degrees since then — from nothing to a temple,” he said.

President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Mongolia in October general conference. “We feel the Lord’s love for His people,” a local leader said.

Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal, Elder Matthew S. Holland and President David Checketts embarked on a journey that led to a “blossoming of connection with God’s children.”

“We can be determined not to let the world’s wickedness, contentions and divisions invade the sanctity of our united effort to follow and worship the Savior,” Elder Quentin L. Cook said after ministry in Eastern Europe.

This Church News video, titled “A Sacred Bridge,” features the Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal, whose mission is to grow unity between faiths through understanding.

In the first in a two-part series, Elder Holland and the Rev. Teal are joined by guest host Sheri Dew to discuss interfaith friendship and community building.

“One of the greatest messages of Joseph’s life is his need and his desire to repent and be forgiven,” says Elder Kyle S. McKay, Church historian and recorder and a General Authority Seventy, in the Church News video “Daily Repentance.”

Issac and Rebecca Goeckeritz join the Church News podcast to share what they have learned while working with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

Sister Kathleen J. Eyring died Oct. 15, 2023, after a life of service to her family and the Church.

Church News podcast features historians sharing what they have learned by studying Brigham Young’s letters, journals.

Elder David A. Bednar asked students if they appreciate the “remarkable and marvelous season” in which they live.

This Church News video features President Henry B. Eyring talking about his wife and her final years.

This generation of missionaries will be more successful than any generation in leading others to Jesus Christ, says Elder Christofferson.

In the U.S.-Mexico border town where families are sometimes divided by literal and figurative walls, the temple represents peace and unity.

When angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith — 200 years ago — it became “a family experience,” historians share in this Church News video “A Family of Faith.”

Church News podcast features October 2023 general conference speakers, temple announcements.

“My message this morning is simple. It is deep. And it is full of love for the Prophet Joseph Smith,” said President M. Russell Ballad.

After learning of President Nelson’s recent fall, Church News executive editor reflects on the lessons she learned from President Monson.

“I pray that each of us, wherever we may be, will approach this sacred weekend with our hearts full of gratitude,” writes President Russell M. Nelson.

Former coach Bronco Mendenhall says in this Church News video titled “Disciple of Christ” that learning to find answers to your questions may be as important as learning to play football.

The Church News podcast features an interview with President C. Shane Reese on his feelings for BYU, his career and history, and his passion for statistics and Church education.

Second edition of “Preach My Gospel” is an enhanced resource to all members and missionaries in sharing the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Recent events in the Church of Jesus Christ reflect President Russell M. Nelson’s words about the increasing reach and influence of the Church and its members.

Since the angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith 200 years ago and shared about the Book of Mormon, the Restoration of the gospel has been ongoing, historians say in Church News video “Ongoing Restoration.”

The Church News podcast features Church Historian and Recorder, Elder Kyle S. McKay, and Keith A. Erekson of the Church History Department.

Education has always been a fundamental belief of the gospel of Jesus Christ, explained Elder Christofferson, Elder Rasband and President Johnson in Latin American devotional.

Research shows people who struggle with being unforgiving have a “25% to 50% increased risk of also having had some sort of cardiovascular health problem.”