When you write on a blog, on a Web site, or in an e-mail about the Church, do you wonder when it’s appropriate to use the term “Mormon” vs. “LDS” vs. “Latter-day Saints” vs. “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?” The full name of the Church is not always readily identified by those not of our faith. Furthermore, the term “Mormon” is so widely known and used, why not use it? After all, people looking for information on the Church often search for the term “Mormon”

A recent blog post on the Church’s Newsroom blog clarifies the proper use of the term “Mormon.” The bottom line is that it’s ok to use the term “Mormons” in referring to Church members, but don’t use “Mormon Church” as a substitute for the “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

Perhaps you’ve noticed that many stories and headlines on the Church’s Newsroom site use” Mormon” or “Mormons” regularly, so Church statements, positions, policies and stories are more likely to be picked up by Internet searchers. Read the full blog post for more information.

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