Community of Christ


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Community of Christ,

formerly the

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,

religious group that regards itself as the successor of the church founded by Joseph SmithSmith, Joseph,
1805–44, American Mormon leader, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, b. Sharon, Vt. When he was a boy his family moved to Palmyra, N.Y., where he experienced the poverty and hardships of life on a rough frontier.
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. They organized in 1852, five years after Mormons under Brigham YoungYoung, Brigham
, 1801–77, American religious leader, early head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, b. Whitingham, Vt. Brigham Young was perhaps the greatest molder of Mormonism, his influence having a greater effect even than that of the church's founder,
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 began settling in Utah, formally becoming the Reorganized Church in 1860, with Joseph Smith 3d (son of the Mormon founder), as their first president. Since that time the church has been separate and distinct from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsLatter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of,
name of the church founded (1830) at Fayette, N.Y., by Joseph Smith. The headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its members, now numbering about 5.
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 with its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The headquarters of the Community of Christ were first at Plano, Ill., until 1881, then at Lamoni, Iowa, until 1904, and since 1904 in Independence, Mo. The church adopted its present name in 2001. The doctrines of the church are derived from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants (recognized revelations to church leaders). Brigham Young and his position on polygamy are rejected; there are other beliefs and practices they do not share with the Mormons, including the ordination of women. In 1997 there were about 249,000 members.
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By choosing an image of the Transfigured Christ as the permanent backdrop of their large apex, the Community of Christ has decided to foreground a triumphant rather than a suffering Christ.
Tiny Zion is a carefully researched, descriptively dense, and theoretically sophisticated study of the successes and failures of the small intentional residential community of Harvest Hills, founded in 1970 near Independence, Missouri, by members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS), now known as the Community of Christ.
Historically from its inception down to the present day, the community of Christ has a great tradition of invitation.
If we were to incorporate all of the changes suggested, we would be no different than our secular neighbours and just a social club, not a community of Christ followers.
How glorious it would be to see members of our gender share their talents fully with the community of Christ.
Their topics include women living the liturgical life in the lay apostolate, Catholic Action in the archdiocese of San Francisco, The Society of Saint Charles-Scalabrinians and Catholic Action, the implications of renewal for the Sisters of Mercy in parish schools, church government and the ecclesiology of the people of God 1965-69, and the Community of Christ Our Brother in the archdiocese of Atlanta 1967-69.
Dale Luffman of the Community of Christ and Shirley Paulson of the Church of Christ, Scientist.
30pm) Community of Christ Church Hall, Whittleford Road, Nuneaton.
THE MESSAGE of Fairtrade was spread throughout the entire school community of Christ the King Primary School during this year's Fairtrade fortnight.
That particular congregation is still some way from being a truly multicultural community of Christ.
56) In other words, a peace church witness that seeks to be a genuine voice for reconciliation must take seriously the "worldly" assimilation that plagues all gestures toward the universal community of Christ.
27, at the Jonesport Community of Christ Church from 10 a.

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