MormonVoices Provides Helpful Research Sources for Journalists and Public

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Coverage of Mormon Issues May Improve with Reliable Input

Mormons often see themselves portrayed in media in ways that they don't even recognize.

MormonVoices has published a suggested list of sources for those wishing to learn more about Mormons and their beliefs. These sources include official Church websites and publications, books by Mormon authors, and books by non-Mormon authors who have produced accurate, credible and unbiased explanations about Mormon beliefs and practices.

MormonVoices is an all-volunteer group dedicated to providing accurate information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the public and the media.

"There's so much news and opinion coverage of Mormons right now, and so much public interest, that sometimes it seems journalists are hard pressed to find accurate and easily available sources. It's not always easy to research an unfamiliar subject, especially one as broad and detailed as an entire religious group and history," said Scott Gordon, a Managing Director of MormonVoices. "We at MormonVoices produce our own articles designed to be helpful and informative, and realized that there is a need for additional, more detailed sources to be identified so that journalists and researchers can know where to start, at least."

John Lynch, another MormonVoices Managing Director added: "It can be tricky to capture not just the facts about doctrine and practice, but also the nuances of culture and worldview. Mormons often see themselves portrayed in media in ways that they don't even recognize. That's problematic for anyone trying to find out what Mormons are 'really' like. The sources in our MormonVoices list not only convey basic information but also get the tone and character right."

The MormonVoices list can be found at MormonVoices.org, along with other helpful articles. Specific questions from journalists or others are welcome at email(at)mormonvoices(dot)org.

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