Fast Facts on Mormonism



An Overview of the Mormon Religion

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Mormonism is an American-born religion, established in the middle of the 19th century. While it is a relatively new faith, it is growing in many places in the world. Mormonism was founded by Joseph Smith.

Latter-day Saints are distinguished especially by active proselytizing by full-time volunteer missionaries, belief in modern prophets, acceptance of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price as works of scripture, currently requiring abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, and illegal drugs, belief in God the Father, the Son (Christ), and the Holy Ghost existing as three separate individual beings or personages, formerly practicing polygamy (plural marriage), wearing ceremonial temple garments under their daily clothes, performing baptisms for the dead, and other ordinances by proxy, in temples and doing attendant genealogical research.




Facts and Stats on Mormonism

Founder
Joseph Smith
Date founded
April 6, 1830 (see Mormon history)
Place founded
Fayette, New York, USA
Modern headquarters
Salt Lake Ciy, Utah, USA
Adherents
12.2 million worldwide, more than half outside the USA
Sacred texts
Christian Bible, The Book of Mormon, Doctrines & Covenants
Leadership
Bishops, First President, Quorom of the Twelve Apostles
Places of worship
Temple, church
Mormon symbols
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References
  1. "Facts and Figures," LDS Newsroom. Data as December 31, 2004.