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Ann Romney: Faith, Family, and Politics

Reporters all agree that Ann Romney and her husband Mitt Romney are a partnership. They make decisions as a team, a fact which surprises people who know they have a traditional sort of marriage. In the Mormon world, however, a traditional marriage is a partnership. Although the man is the head of the household, he is not the boss. He merely leads by example. Mitt Romney says she is his stabilizer and everyone around him...

Question & Answer: LDS & Evangelicals

A lot has been written in recent years about tensions between the evangelical community and the LDS church. Are those tensions indeed real, are there some ecumenical issues that have to be addressed, and if so, how can they be addressed? Wickman: I think if they exist, they’re one-sided. They don’t exist on our end. As I said, we believe in Jesus Christ. We teach him, and him crucified; we teach his teachings and...

Question & Answer: Mormons & Misperception...

Like each of our friends of other faiths, we welcome your questions about what we believe. We like it when you come to us rather than to fabricated sources for actual dialog about our faith, our doctrines, and the ways we live our lives.  Two leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (”Mormon” Church) respond to questions from Pew journalists regarding some of the oft-repeated misconceptions about our...

Question & Answer: Mormon Missionaries

Mitt Romney served an LDS mission, or mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Missionaries are young men and women who consecrate two years of their lives to bringing the light of the gospel to the world. A Pew interviewer asked two Mormon leaders about members and missionaries involvement in international issues. The conversation is recorded below. The church has more than 50,000 missionaries. Many of...

Question & Answer: Mormon Religion & Publi...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the “Mormon” Church), has received much media attention in recent months. Mitt Romney has been a figure whose prominence and identity has captured the thoughts of everyone on the entire political and religious spectrum. Since 57% of those polled by CBS several months ago revealed a lack of knowledge regarding Mormon beliefs, we will post here a few...