Church EU Rep Speaks at European Parliament

Francesco Di Lillo, director of the European Union (EU) office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed the topic of religious freedom at a European Parliament round table. This link will take you to a summary of the event, which includes a link to the audio for the full round table [...]

Trevor Aitken

For the last four years I have been living in the Netherlands, where I currently reside. After graduating from BYU, I relocated to Austin, Texas, where I finished an MS in geology, and then moved to Houston to begin work in the oil and gas industry. My career has taken me to many African [...]

Conference Proceedings Now Online

Proceedings for the latest conference "Women Making a World of Difference" are now online for member access. Featured talks include the Keynote from Valerie Hudson, George H.W. Bush Chair at Texas A&M, who spoke on Women, Peace, and Security. Other topics are Turning Hope into Action; Multidimensional Women, Multidimensional Lives; Legal Professions Making a Difference; and [...]

Jennifer A. Oppenheimer

Jennifer Adams Oppenheimer is a bilingual speech-language pathologist, receiving a BS from BYU and an MS from California State University, Long Beach. Oppenheimer served an LDS mission in the Philippines, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in India, was part of an international professional delegation to China and Tibet, and has traveled extensively across five continents. [...]

Living and Serving in Norway

David Erland Isaksen's father is Norwegian and his mother is English. Isaksen's wife is half German and half Romanian. He lived most of his life in Norway, but three of their five children were born in the United States. Since 2015, Isaksen has been working as a translator for the Church and as an assistant [...]

Religious Freedom Annual Review

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is proud to announce the 2018 Religious Freedom Annual Review with keynote speaker Elder F. Whitney Clayton headlining the event. Attendees will hear a multitude of guest speakers and experts from around the country speak on the current trend of religious liberties in the U.S. Workshops and [...]

A Native of Nowhere

Ryan Koch was appointed the New York office director for the Public and International Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2014. In this capacity, Koch oversees Church outreach to the diplomatic communities in New York and at the UN, including representing LDS Charities. He also is responsible for liaising [...]

Join Us at the Conference

The 29th annual LDS International Society Conference "Women Making a World of Difference" will be held Monday, 2 April at the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on BYU's campus. The conference is free and open to the public. The conference will feature speakers with diverse and fascinating backgrounds and a panel showcasing women and the [...]

Dave Jennings

Originally from Seattle, Dave Jennings worked in Chicago for thirteen years before moving to the Washington, D.C., where he is vice president of education at the Community Associations Institute and serves a concurrent role as executive director of the Foundation for Community Association Research. Jennings has worked with international education at the National Association of [...]

New Book Release

Lengthening Our Stride: Globalization of the Church, released in January, contains twenty-one essays from past LDS International Society conferences. The book is edited by Reid L. Neilson and Wayne D. Crosby. Neilson is the author and award-winning editor of over thirty books, including Exhibiting Mormonism, Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, and Tales from the [...]