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Mark A. Kellner
Mark A. Kellner, a national reporter for the Deseret News, has written about issues of faith and freedom since 1983, including 11 years of editorial work for the Seventh-day Adventist Church world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. From 1991 to 2014, Mark also wrote for The Washington Times, both on personal technology and also matters of faith, with a weekly column called "Higher Ground." He is the author of "God on the Internet," as well as a book in the "For DummiesŪ" series.

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Four decades of public Menorah displays — showing the eight-branch candelabra to communities around the world — have kindled understanding of a Jewish holiday for many, advocates say.
What do you give the pontiff who has no material needs? Pope Francis' 78th birthday was marked Wednesday by a tango demonstration in St. Peter's Square, birthday cake, handmade cards from children and 1700 poun...
While Congress moved bills on federal spending last weekend, it also approved the appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein as U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom, a post vacant since October 2013.
Thanks to a near-global misreading of an Italian newspaper story, pet lovers around the world Friday swooned at word that Pope Francis apparently suggested all pets — and not just dogs — would be in...
Members of several faith communities that identify as Christian say they revere Jesus Christ, but either avoid marking Dec. 25 at all, or massively scale back their observances.
A 65-year-old Pennsylvania law barring teachers from wearing "religious garb" in class may face a repeal effort next year, on the heels of a controversy over a middle school teacher's wearing a Star of David ne...
It's not the "Tender Tennessee Christmas" of the Amy Grant song, but some nerves are frayed in the Volunteer State as dueling billboards in favor of, and opposing, Christmas confront residents. An atheist group...
After nearly two years of a legal ordeal in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, a Christian couple headed home to the United States Wednesday. Matt and Grace Huang were acquitted of murder charges in the death of...
Noting the unity of martyrdom in the rapidly de-Christianizing Middle East, Pope Francis and Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, who leads the world's 300 million Orthodox, prayed for unity a...
As the nation focuses on the grand jury decision over the Aug. 9 shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, churches are in the spotlight as centers of calm and recon...