(n.) (LDS Church or Mormon Church) is a Christian religion, founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, that is separate from other mainstream Christian religions (e.g., Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox). Mormons believe their faith to be the restoration of Jesus’s original church. The LDS Church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and there are over 6 million Mormons around the world. There are many expectations for members of the Mormon Church. For example, young men should be prepared to complete missionary work once they are 18 years old. Young women may also serve when they are 19, but it is not mandatory. Throughout its history, this religion has been the subject of criticism and controversy. Its followers have suffered and died due to religious intolerance and terrorism.