Thursday, July 15, 2010

What Mormons Believe

A few months ago I was invited to a meeting in Salt Lake City where I and the other attendees were told that we are "influential Utah bloggers" and specifically "influential Mormon bloggers". At the meeting we learned about a site about to launch -- not a new site, but a site with different content: Mormon.org has long been a reliable resource for people to learn just what it is that Mormons believe, but it was presented in a format which, while accurate, didn't necessarily put a face on the people living those beliefs.

That has changed.

On mormon.org you can now see personal profiles of people from all backgrounds and locations, all telling how they live what they live, answering frequently asked questions ('Why are you called Mormons?'), and sharing why they've aligned themselves with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

You can even do a search for someone in a specific demographic by clicking on Our People and choosing Meet Mormons. For instance, if you wanted to search out what someone would say if they were, oh I don't know, a caucasian female with a Catholic background, aged 25-34, living in North America, you may just land on my profile.

Check it out. I'd like to hear what you think about the site.

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

So, I did my profile that same week. I hadn't checked it until last night. Uhhh, I may have had a revision needed message. I might have mentioned stalking an Osmond.

Kalli Ko said...

I think it's awesome. I think you're awesome. Let's all be awesome and Mormon together?

Shar said...

The new site is great. Way better than the old one.

Also, you're the bomb.

Holly said...

VERY COOL!! I didn't know about that part of the site! Thanks for the heads up. ;D

Amy said...

loved learning more about you through your profile.

I love the changes that they have made. My cousin was also featured on this site. Pretty amazing people on there - including you.

rick@rickety said...

What I liked about submitting my profile was that none of it was changed. Also there was a place for my blog link and Facebook page.

Here is my contribution, a little shorter than yours:

http://www.mormon.org/me/14WB-eng/

Emily said...

That is really cool. Thanks for sharing and brining attention to a great tool that the church is offering. You are the best.