OK, now that we’re looking at the Mormon of the Year, I’d also like to look at what the big news stories were for the year. In a lot of ways its been a very busy news year, with, by my count, three big stories dominating:
- Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy
- The confusion of the LDS Church with the FLDS Church in the news
- The Mormon role in the successful effort to pass Proposition 8.
But there were also smaller, important stories that happened during the year, especially if you include in News about Mormonism news about people who are Mormon.
So, what were the important news stories of the year that involved Mormons and Mormonism?
Personally, I’m most interested in stories from outside the United States — stories that demonstrate that Mormons aren’t just in Utah and the Intermountain West; and stories that help us go beyond the culture that the concentration of Mormons there represents.
But others may find that particularly interesting.
If you post a story, please give us a link to where we can read more about it.
Over the next few days I hope to go through the news sources I have available to me and I’ll add what I can find.