Mormonism and church finances

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Finances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Summary: The Church takes seriously its responsibility to carefully manage the sacred offerings it receives from members.

Both videos published by Church Newsroom.

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Use of Church funds


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Public disclosure of Church financial data


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No paid Latter-day Saint ("Mormon") ministry

Summary: It is claimed that Mormonism prides itself in having unpaid clergy as one proof of the Church's truthfulness. They then point to the fact that some General Authorities, mission presidents, and others do, in fact, receive a living stipend while serving the Church, and point to this as evidence of the “hypocrisy” of the Church.


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Tithing


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Financial issues related to immigration


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Kirtland Safety Society

Summary: The Kirtland Safety Society (sometimes called the Kirtland Bank) was a banking institution intended to generate economic improvement in Kirtland.

Video published by the Church History Department.



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