Raising the Bar launch!

Are you striving to raise your standards? Are you looking for like-minded friends who are also “raising the bar”? Then you have come to the right place! We are excited to introduce to you a new standards group providing a safe place for Latter-day Saint individuals who are striving to live higher standards to meet […]

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New DVD release! “Nephites in Europe”

For over a century and a half, we assumed the Nephites struggled to extinction. What if remnants escaped to Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Burma, etc.–to become nations, kindreds, tongues and people? An ancient Icelandic text records a royal family in Northern Europe descending from a prince by the name of Nefi or Nephi. Another Northern […]

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Honoring the 175th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Joseph & Hyrum Smith
Honoring the 175th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Joseph & Hyrum Smith

June 27th, 2019 marks the 175th anniversary of the martyrdom of the two prophets and presidents Joseph & Hyrum Smith. “Every Church member ought to think about what those two prophets were willing to do to restore the gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ.” (President M. Russell Ballard) Never in the history of the […]

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Seven presentations during Book of Mormon Evidence Conference!

James and Hannah Stoddard of the Joseph Smith Foundation delivered four presentations at the 23rd International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference on April 11-13th. The rooms were filled to overflowing, requiring them to offer three repeat presentations to packed rooms again during the lunch and dinner breaks. The Joseph Smith Foundation released a new book, […]

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Urim & Thummim or the Seer Stone & Hat?

During the 22nd International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference, the Joseph Smith Foundation released new research regarding the origins of the seer stone narrative and the Prophet Joseph Smith’s method of translation for the Book of Mormon. Friday’s presentation, “Urim & Thummim or the Seer Stone & Hat?” debunked a popular source for progressive historians […]

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Keynote speaker for Called to Learn Conference

Hannah Stoddard was invited to give the keynote presentation for the Called to Learn of Christ Curriculum Conference (August 25-September 1, 2018): “Two of Joseph Smith’s Principles for a Successful Education for the Whole Family” Keynote Description: Joseph Smith has been called “America’s greatest educator” and yet the Prophet’s principles for successful education have largely […]

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Pioneer Day Event — July 24th 2018

Join us in celebrating the Restoration and our faithful forefathers and foremothers on July 24th! If you are striving to live higher standards and forsake the “Babylonian” culture of our time, this event is for you. Enjoy pioneer dances, a potluck breakfast, activities, discussion groups on Gospel topics and more! When: July 24th, 2018 – […]

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The CES Letter & Faith Crisis (Hannah Stoddard Latter-day Radio Interview: Polygamy, the translation of the Book of Mormon & more!)

Are you or someone you know experiencing a faith crisis? Are you struggling with LDS Church History? On June 22, 2018, Hannah Stoddard joined Greg Jarrard on Latter-day Radio to discuss the CES Letter, Joseph Smith’s polygamy, the translation of the Book of Mormon and more!

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9 presentations at the 21st International FIRM Foundation Expo

The Joseph Smith Foundation delivered nine presentations to packed audiences at the 21st International FIRM Foundation Expo (April 5th-7th, 2018) in Layton, Utah. Topics included: Nephites in Europe New Zealand & Japan The Last Days & Isaiah in Joseph Smith’s Patriarchal Blessings Isaiah’s Latter-day Servant The martyrdom of the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11 Joseph […]

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Speaking at FIRM Foundation Conference in Las Vegas, NV

On February 3rd, the Joseph Smith Foundation will be presenting at 1:30pm on recent archaeological, linguistic, DNA and historical evidence supporting statements from Presidents of the Church identifying Nephite and Lamanite descendants in North & South America, New Zealand, Hawaii and even Japan! Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/2008032596152704/

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Upcoming presentation at the Book of Mormon Evidence conference! (Sept 16th, 2017)

The Joseph Smith Foundation will be presenting at the 20th International Book of Mormon Evidence conference in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. James F. Stoddard III and L. Hannah Stoddard will be speaking on Saturday, at 1:30 pm. View complete conference schedule  | Register! Join us as we release new ground-breaking research that is soon to […]

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Restoration Day

Join us in celebrating the Restoration on July 24th! If you are striving to live higher standards and forsake the “Babylonian” culture of our time, this event is for you. This “Restoration Day” will feature classes and discussions on a variety of Zion related topics, opportunities to mingle and network with like-minded families and even a […]

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Quest for Nephite remnant fireside

Did a Nephite colony exist outside the American continent whose descendants left an unforgettable mark on the world we know today? What if an ancient governmental system with surprisingly similar characteristics to that of the Nephite government was discovered? What if ancient tribes were identified with names possibly meaning “Josephites” and even “the descendants of […]

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