• Official Church Topic Essays – “Recognizing that today so much information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be obtained from questionable and often inaccurate sources, officials of the Church began in 2013 to publish straightforward, in-depth essays on a number of topics. The purpose of these essays has been to gather accurate information from many different sources and publications and place it in the Gospel Topics section of, where the material can more easily be accessed and studied by Church members and other interested parties.”
  • Joseph Smith Papers – The project is staffed by scholars, archivists, and editors employed by the Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. The publisher of the project’s print and web publications is The Church Historian’s Press, an imprint of the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  • CES Letter – A website where Jeremy Runnells shares the letter he wrote to a CES Director and his concerns and questions about the LDS church origins, history and current practices.
  • Dialogue – A Journal of Mormon Thought – An Independent quarterly established to express Mormon culture and to examine the relevance of religion to secular life.
  • Latter-Day Perspective – Recognizing Patterns In Mormonism
  • LDS Church History – Perry L. Porter
  • Mormon Central – Michael Marquardt – Site created for persons who wish to discover and explore Mormon topics.
  • Mormon Leaks – MormonLeaks is a non profit media organization founded on the belief that increased transparency within the Mormon Church results in fewer untruths, less corruption, and less abuse within Mormonism. The organization provides sources and whistleblowers the technical ability to anonymously submit sensitive documents for use by professional and citizen journalists for starting and expanding news reporting, public commentary, and criticism related to Mormonism.
  • Mormon No More – How to Resign from the LDS Church.
  • Mormon Open Letter – An open letter addressing concerns to the church.
  • QuitMormon – We are not attempting to influence anyone to leave the church. However, if you have decided that you want to resign, Mark, who is formerly a member of the church, knows how difficult and public the process can be, and so he has offered his services to members who wish to resign. This offer is available to anyone in the world and will always be free.
  • Protect LDS Children – The Protect-The-Children initiative was organized by me, Sam Young. In the summer of 2017, I found out that my daughter was regularly subjected to sexually explicit questions from age 12 to 17. This happened behind closed doors, all alone with the bishop of my congregation. I wish I could go back in time and protect my innocent 12 year old child. Of course I can’t. What I can do is to stand up and speak out for the protection of today’s children.
  • Recovery from Mormonism – A site for those who are questioning their faith in the Mormon Church and for those who need support as they transition their lives to a normal life. We are not affiliated with any religion and we do not advocate any religion.
  • Richard Packham
  • Signature Books – Founded in 1980 (incorporated the next year) to promote the study of Mormonism and related issues pertaining to the Rocky Mountain area.
  • Sunstone – Sunstone serves these Latter-day Saints and many others for whom life and faith is a wonderful but unique adventure. Sunstone brings together traditional and non-traditional Latter-day Saints, promoting an atmosphere that values faith, intellectual and experiential integrity.
  • Sunstone – Mapping Mormon Issues
  • 20 Truths about Mormonism
  • The Truth & Transparency Foundation – The Truth & Transparency Foundation (TTF) is a nonprofit newsroom founded on the belief that increased transparency results in fewer untruths, less corruption, and less abuse within religious institutions. The organization was originally founded to provide sources and whistle-blowers the technical ability to anonymously submit sensitive documents for use by professional and citizen journalists for starting and expanding news reporting, public commentary, and criticism related to various religious organizations. It’s mission has since expanded to contribute to said news reporting.
  • Where will you go – On October 2, 2016, in a worldwide conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder M. Russell Ballard asked: “If you choose to become inactive or to leave the restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where will you go? What will you do?”

    This website offers answers to that question. On our page, you will meet the people who found health and happiness outside the Mormon church.

  • Wives of Joseph Smith – A website dedicated to acknowledge and remember Joseph Smith’s wives.


  • Book of Mormon Evidence – Purpose is to demonstrate Book of Mormon historicity and Heartland theory.
  • BYU Studies
  • BYU Religious Studies Center – It exists to seek out, encourage, and publish faithful gospel scholarship through sponsoring symposia and seminars; awarding research grants; and producing and disseminating high quality, peer-reviewed works.
  • FairMormon – Critical Questions. Faithful Answers.
  • Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism (FIRM) – Dedicated to showing forth evidences for the Book of Mormon.
  • History Of Mormonism – More Good Foundation – This Mormon history website aims to share that history with the world, so that their stories of faith in God, dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to one another can inspire others. This Mormon history site includes a detailed history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormon Church is properly known, from its founding by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830 up to the current time. Biographies of important Mormon leaders and prominent members will show the human side of Mormon history and the ways in which the Lord works among people today to spread the good news of the Gospel to the whole world. Other articles will help those who are new to the history of Mormonism in understanding the teachings and practices of the Mormon Church.

    We invite you to read the Mormon history stories of the faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to ponder the faith and belief which inspired them to give up everything they had to follow God, even at the risk of losing their own lives. We invite to read their stories and draw inspiration from their courage and dedication in building up the Kingdom of God here on earth.

  • John L. Sorenson – Proponent of the Limited Geography Theory
  • Joseph Smith Polygamy – Brian & Laura Hales – This website represents an extension of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: History and Theology and the accompanying research. While only a small portion of the discussion found in the books is included here, the most important highlights and controversies are presented and examined.
  • Letter to a CES Director : A Closer Look – FairMormon – The Letter to a CES Director purports to expose errors in the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, on closer examination, what do we find?
  • Neal A. Maxwell Institute – An organized research unit on the BYU Provo campus that focuses their study on a select number of sacred and religious texts and the traditions within which they are situated
  • The Mormon Theology Seminar – An independent, scholarly forum committed to organizing short-term, seminar-style collaborations that consider specific questions about Mormon theology through close readings of foundational Mormon texts. As a part of this work, the Seminar also publicly archives the findings of these study groups.
  • Mormon Scholars Testify – Messages of faith from scholars that belong to the LDS Church.


  • Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry
  • Latter-day Seekers – Community of Christ – Community of Christ does not proselyte faithful, active Latter-day Saints. Instead, we seek fellowship and dialogue with all members of the Restoration.

    But, in the model of our Master, we do invite all who are heavy laden, disenchanted, frustrated, or lost to come and see what God can do for their lives in Community of Christ. If you are a disaffected Latter-day Saint, we invite you to consider the Restoration anew. Before you leave the Restoration, or Christianity altogether, please consider our offer of sanctuary. We invite you to experience the peace of God in Community of Christ.

  • Mormonism Research Ministry – An Evangelical Christian organization
  • Mormons in Transition – The Institute for Religious Research (IRR) is a nondenominational, evangelical Christian ministry of apologetics and discernment.
  • Utah Lighthouse Ministry – Jerald & Sandra Tanner – The purpose of this site is to document problems with the claims of Mormonism and compare LDS doctrines with Christianity.