Allison Pond
Allison Pond is the national edition editor for the Deseret News. She previously worked for the Pew†Research†Center†on national and international surveys, including studies of young people and religion, Mormons in the U.S. and evangelical leaders worldwide. She earned a masterís degree from Georgetown University in Public Policy with an emphasis in educational, family and social policy and a†BA from Brigham Young University in Communications with an emphasis in print journalism.

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A diverse array of religious leaders and advocates gathered on Thursday in Washington, D.C., to strategize and to announce the formation of several new state religious freedom caucuses.

Angela Siatta, an organ donation coordinator, remembers a Buddhist mother who wrestled with the decision to donate her son's organs when he died.

"She said, 'I think it's a great thing, but I'm not sure if i

A lot has changed in the 17 years since Ari Goldman began teaching aspiring journalists about religion.

Editor's note: This article is the first in a two-part series looking at the mainstream media's efforts to cover religion. Part two examines how newsrooms, educators and nonprofit organizations are finding new