Recent Articles by Allison Pond
Published: Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:37 am MST
In his first appearance at a U.S. mosque, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he wanted to refute “inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" from Republican presidential candidates.
Published: Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:24 am MST
The Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking event of the year. Or is it?
Published: Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:05 pm MST
Candidates’ charitable donations are clearly among the tools campaigns use to spin stories about themselves and their opponents. But do voters care?
Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 1:31 pm MST
A new report finds that inequality is growing, with the 62 richest people in the world controlling the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the earth's population. Some free market economists say that i...
Published: Monday, January 25, 2016 5:15 pm MST
Volunteers, government workers and business leaders worked to get the homeless shelter and food during Winter Storm Jonas.
Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 2:54 am MST
A growing body of research suggests that hearing others' stories can increase empathy and understanding, influence our judgments and opinions and inspire us to action. Stories help us broaden our perspective on...
Published: Sunday, November 8, 2015 8:36 am MST
Many veterans experience "moral injury," or guilt and shame over things they saw or did in war. Churches are uniquely positioned to help vets heal from moral injury, but uninformed efforts to help can backfire.
Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:02 pm MDT
McArthur Krishna is a co-author of the children’s book “Girls Who Choose God,” published last fall by Deseret Book. She sat down with the Deseret News to talk about the inspiration and reactio...
Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 5:06 pm MDT
Some girls in rural areas of northern India aren’t allowed to leave their homes, let alone get an education or have work opportunities. But one local charity is trying to change that by giving them skills...
Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013 7:39 pm MDT
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.