Mormon Church Handbook of Instructions, Book "2", while also restricted, has fewer restrictions. PDF document, version Handbook 2: Administering the Church. This handbook is a guide for members of ward and stake councils. The first two chapters present the. The Handbook is a two-volume book of instructions and policies for leaders of The Church of On the other hand, the text of Handbook 2 can be accessed on the church's official .. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
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Handbook 2. Administering the Church. Published by. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City, Utah. Summary of Recent Updates to Handbook 2 · 0. Introduction Families and the Church in God's Plan. download Leadership in the Church of Jesus Christ. handbook 2, handbook 1, administering the church, handbooks of instruction, bishops, stake presidencies.
Do not talk about your submission to others If you have any issues talk to WikiLeaks. Download Agenda 2: Gordon B. Heber J. If you are a high-risk source, avoid saying anything or doing anything after submitting which might promote suspicion. It contains information that is primarily relevant to the functions and duties of stake presidents , bishops , mission presidents , district presidents , branch presidents , and their counselors.
Occasionally, updates, supplements, or changes of material in the Handbook with written directives from the church's First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve, or Presiding Bishopric are released. Leaders are instructed to write the changes into their copies of the handbook and to keep the handbook and the supplemental materials together.
Handbook 1 is not available to the general public or the general church membership. The text of Handbook 2 is available on the church's official website. The church asserts copyright over the contents of the Handbook and prohibits its duplication. After the version of the Church Handbook was published, Jerald and Sandra Tanner 's Utah Lighthouse Ministry published portions of it on the internet without permission from the church or including the book's copyright notice.
The text was also disseminated to other websites, which the ULM's website linked to. In the lawsuit Intellectual Reserve v. Utah Lighthouse Ministry , a United States district court issued an injunction prohibiting the further duplication of the contents of the handbook and ordered ULM to remove the offending material from its website.
Shortly after the complaint was made, Wikinews removed the link to the text from the article. In , the church placed the new Handbook 2 on its official website,  which was seen as "part of a recent trend in the church to become more transparent.
Although the Handbook covers a wide variety of topics related to church organization and policy, media attention has focused largely on the church's policies on social issues that are outlined in the Handbook. It "strongly discourages" surrogate motherhood, sperm donation, surgical sterilizations including vasectomies and artificial insemination — when "using semen from anyone but the husband.
Regarding birth control , the Tribune comments: The handbook says it is a "privilege" for Mormon couples to nurture and rear children, but the decision of how many to have is "extremely intimate and private and should be left between the couple and the Lord. The Tribune has also noted that the LDS Church discourages the use of in vitro fertilization using semen and ova from people outside the couple and that the LDS Church has no official stance on drinking Coca-Cola.
The Tribune quoted one member of the church as applauding the public availability of the Handbook , as it will allow the members of the church to become more familiar with the church's stance on certain social issues: They had no idea that there was any policy concerning it If there are such policies, I think it is wise that everyone — not just those with leadership callings — knows about them.
Some members have complained that the Handbook does not always explain the doctrinal justification for the church's stance on certain social issues, such as that related to artificial insemination of single women in the church. The Handbook states that artificial insemination of single women in the church "is not approved" and that "single sisters who deliberately refuse to follow the counsel of church leaders in this matter are subject to church discipline" but it does not explain why similar treatment would not be meted out to single women in the church who adopt children.
The document that is identified as the first Church Handbook of Instructions was published in as a small, page booklet. In , the book was split into two volumes for the first time and was renamed the Church Handbook of Instructions. A new edition was published and released to church leaders in November , with the new names Handbook 1 and Handbook 2. One of the major changes between the and versions of the handbook is that the version "has softened the language about gay Mormons" and eliminated statements "that same-sex relationships 'distort loving relationships' and that gays should repent of their 'homosexual thoughts or feelings.
The following chronological listing of the publication's history was taken from an article by Edward L. Kimball until 24 A ,  supplemented with a list of later editions:.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Handbook 1: Stake Presidents and Bishops Handbook 2: Macmillan Publishing , p. The Church opposes elective abortion for personal or social convenience. Mormon Newsroom.
Retrieved 28 November Administering the Church , Salt Lake City: Journal of Mormon History. Archived from the original on Was wondering if you can translate to Samoan please. Leading Saints on 20 February at If you know someone that speaks Somoan they are welcome to translate it.
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It reveals the procedures for handling sensitive matters related to tithing payment, excommunication, baptism, and doctrine teaching indoctrination. The book is not generally available to normal members or women. After the copy was leaked , the LDS Church published a new edition in That new version has not been leaked before now. The confidentiality of these basic administrative and doctrinal laws has the effect of disenfranchising the majority of Mormon men and essentially all Mormon women from their system of governance.
Book 1 is subtitled Stake Presidencies and Bishoprics. It contains information that is primarily relevant to the functions and duties of stake presidents, bishops, mission presidents, district presidents, branch presidents, and their counselors.
Other individuals who receive a copy of Book 1 are members of a stake high council, temple presidents and their counselors, general authorities, area seventies, and church clerks and executive secretaries.
The topics in Book 1 include guidelines involving general, area, and regional administration; stake administration; ward administration; interviewing and counseling; performance of ordinances; callings and releases; church meetings and worship services; temples and marriage; missionary service; church discipline; single adults and students; the Church Educational System; Perpetual Education Fund; military relations; records and reports; church finances; physical church facilities; creating and changing church congregations and other units; and general church policies on administrative, health, and moral issues.
The document will be of interest to those studying the bureaucratic and doctrinal laws of the LDS Church, including Mormons, ex-Mormons and comparative religion scholars, students and historians, as well as persons or organizations involved in civil proceedings relating to the LDS.
The Handbook has been a valuable source for those interested in the workings of the LDS Church, but that value has been lessened due to the existence, but not revelation of the edition.
Quotes from the Handbook had to be accompanied with a disclaimer stating that it is unknown whether this policy has been changed. With access to this new edition, actual current policy can be determined. It should be noted that there are two books bearing the title "Church Handbook of Instructions".
Journalists should take care not to confuse the two books.