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As you interact with others online regarding the church, it may be helpful to research specific issues. As outlined in MormonVoices’ Communications Guidelines, please cite reputable sources for your claims and avoid becoming embroiled in contentious debates. The following list of sources may help you in your research:
LDS Newsroom: This site features official commentary on news and issues from the LDS church. It has a search feature for finding archived articles, and a wide range of issues have been covered.
LDS.org: The search feature on the main page allows you to search all conference talks, scriptures, manuals, and other publications.
Mormon.org: From the main page you can access several short articles designed to introduce others to our basic doctrines and practices.
FAIR Wiki: This powerful tool contains faithful answers to hundreds of accusations and arguments against the church.
Fairlds.org: FAIR’s main page links to a number of FAIR conference presentations, and also has a search feature for finding materials on the rest of the site.
Blacklds.org: A great resource concerning the history and perspectives of black members of the LDS church.
Encyclopedia of Mormonism: Though not considered official doctrine, this resource was prepared by leading LDS scholars and can be very useful in explaining LDS beliefs and practice to others.
Neal A. Maxwell Institute: This BYU department produces scholarly studies of church history, scripture, doctrine, and other issues.
BYU Studies: This quarterly journal considers various aspects of historical and contemporary LDS issues.
Mormon Wiki: Another wiki-style collection of explanations and defenses of church doctrine and practice.
If you are concerned about an issue and can’t find an answer to your question, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.