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Relief Society

Relief Society
Relief Society Seal
Organization information
Motto"Charity never faileth"
FormationMarch 17, 1842
Purposegospel instruction, women's/familial support, humanitarian aid
HeadquartersSalt Lake City, Utah, USA
Membership6 million women in over 170 countries.
General PresidentJulie B. Beck
Parent organizationThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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The Relief Society (RS) is a philanthropic and educational women's organization and an official auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It was founded in 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois, USA and has approximately 6 million members in over 170 countries and territories. The Relief Society is often referred to by the church and others as "one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the world."

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