"For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light..."




Church Schools

"Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel"
At April 1998 General Conference, Elder Neal A. Maxwell discusses the importance of work in building character.

This is Our Day
At April 1999 General Conference, President James E. Faust discusses the place of technology in our culture.

Role of Work
"The role of work, as it has been consistently explained in the scriptures and taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, involves four principles: Work is a universal obligation; work enhances the quality of life on earth; daily work has eternal consequences; and work will continue in the eternities."

Attitudes Toward Education
"The Articles of Faith underscore the deep and fundamental role that knowledge plays in the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 'If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things' (A of F 13)."

Science and Religion
'Because of belief in the ultimate compatibility of all truth and in the eternal character of human knowledge, Latter-day Saints tend to take a more positive approach to science than do some people in other religious traditions who also claim a strong foundation in scripture."

Science and Scientists
"In a world where science and religion have sometimes been at odds, Latter-day Saints stand out for their positive attitudes toward science and their high proportion of involvement in scientific careers. Active scientists are often called to positions of Church leadership, and a number of LDS scientists have been internationally recognized for scientific work."

Educational Attainment
"Latter-day Saints have a significantly higher level of educational attainment than does the population of the United States as a whole."

Intellectual History
"The Church encourages its members to be learned in gospel principles and in every edifying branch of knowledge that supports a life of Christian service. Latter-day Saints value intellectual activity because it can develop and enrich life and faith, beautify the earth and ameliorate mankind's temporal suffering, and further the growth of the kingdom of God on earth."

"Latter-day Saints believe that certain forms of knowledge are essential for salvation and eternal life (John 17:3)."

"Epistemology is the branch of philosophy dealing with the nature and scope of knowledge. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintshas no uniform position on the classical issues of epistemology, such as the relationship of the sources of knowledge, theories of truth, and modes of verification, but the superiority of knowing by revelation from God is commonly cited from the scriptures."

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is typically involved in three levels of ethical concern: the theory of values; the foundations of moral decision; and the integration of personal and professional codes of ethics, such as those relating to medical, military, or governmental service."

Church Education System (CES)
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has established educational programs throughout the United States and in some ninety other countries to provide an effective combination of religious and secular education to its members."

"Seminaries are that part of the Church Educational System which provides weekday religious instruction for youth, usually from the ages of fourteen to eighteen, to balance their secular secondary education with study in the scriptures, religious teachings, and moral values of their faith."


Indian Student Placement Services
"The Indian Student Placement Services was established among native americans by the LDS Church in part to fulfill the obligation felt by the Church to help care for the Indians in the Americas (2 Ne. 10:18-19). The program places Indian students in Latter-day Saint homes, where they live while attending the public school of the community during the academic year."

"Between 1875 and 1910, the LDS Church sponsored thirty-three academies for secondary education in seven western states, Canada, and Mexico."

"Early Mormon almanacs (1845-1866) first borrowed heavily from standard almanacs being published, but then came to focus on interests of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since 1973 the Church Almanac has printed only information pertaining to the Church."

Brigham Young College
"Established to train the youth of the Church in northern Utah, southern Idaho, and western Wyoming, Byc had nearly 40,000 students in its forty-nine years of operation (1877-1926)."


Elementary and secondary schools

Higher education




Brigham Young University
"Brigham Young University (BYU) is a four-year private institution located in Provo, Utah, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the Church Educational System. Twenty-seven thousand students from all fifty states and many other countries study under the direction of approximately 1,500 full-time faculty in the ten colleges and two professional schools."

LDS Business College
The LDS Business College is located in Salt Lake City and provides career-oriented training.

BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies
"The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies grew out of a Jerusalem "semester abroad" educational program for undergraduates instituted by Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1968. It became popular among Latter-day Saint students because of their commitment to the religious traditions of the Bible."

BYU - Hawaii
"BYU—Hawaii is a four-year, liberal arts institution located on northeastern Oahu, thirty-seven miles from Honolulu. Its multiracial student body of 2,000 comes from over fifty countries: 60 percent from Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, and 40 percent from the South Pacific and the Asian rim" Encyclopedia of Mormonism