New Era (magazine)

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New Era
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Frequency Monthly
Publisher The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
First issue January 1971
Country United States
Language English

New Era is an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). First published in January 1971 along with the Ensign and the Friend, the New Era's intended audience has always been the church's youth. The magazine replaced the similarly themed The Improvement Era, a periodical published from 1897 to 1970.[1]

In its first issue, the editor of the New Era explained the rationale for its creation, stating:

By direction of the First Presidency, the New Era is the publication arm of the Church to the unmarried persons of the kingdom—those from twelve up to marriage. It will reflect those qualities that have given rise to the Lord’s confidence in youth: sincerity, authenticity, intellectual stimulation, and inspiration.[2]

Regular features[edit]

The New Era regularly includes articles written by general authorities of the LDS Church on gospel topics, as well as articles contributed by other church members on topics such as preparing for marriage, media and entertainment, and the family. Poems, artwork, tips for coping with life's challenges, and true stories of inspiration, are also commonplace. Other regular features include Questions & Answers (a question for the youth (e.g., "How can I know I've truly been forgiven after I've repented?") and readers' responses), and the New Era poster (or MormonAd).

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Improvement Era entry in BYU's "Mormon Literature Database"
  2. ^ Todd, Jay M. (January 1971). "The New Era". New Era. p. 3. 

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