News Release

Australian Mormons Mark National Families Week

According to the National Families Week website, “The aim of National Families Week 2015 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society.” 

The theme for the week this year is “Stronger Families, Stronger Communities.” 

National Families Week coincides with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15th of May.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the importance of families.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the faith’s statement on marriage and family, titled: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”

Among other Latter-day Saint resources and programs aimed at strengthening family relationships is the 100 year-old “Family Home Evening” program. Mormons around the world take time out each Monday evening to spend time with family.

Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Church’s Quorum of Twelve Apostles, recently invited families “to put family first and to identify specific ways to strengthen individual families.”

The concept of a united family that lives and progresses forever is at the core of Latter-day Saint doctrine.

Watch a short video about Latter-day Saint beliefs regarding the eternal nature of families.

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