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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 master’s 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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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.
The Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking event of the year. Or is it?
Candidates’ charitable donations are clearly among the tools campaigns use to spin stories about themselves and their opponents. But do voters care?
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...
Volunteers, government workers and business leaders worked to get the homeless shelter and food during Winter Storm Jonas.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.