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Matthew Brown
Matt is an enterprise team editor. Before, he wrote about faith how it is lived, how it intersects with society and how current trends affect religious practice. He has worked for more than 12 years as an editor, most recently a managing editor in Deseret Media Companies' News Division. Matt has been with Deseret News for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. He also worked for the Associated Press in Salt Lake City. He graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in economics and journalism.

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As the courts, state lawmakers and the general public move toward accepting and legalizing same-sex marriage, another historic shift is taking place away from trying to balance the interests between a minority ...
A leading expert on the global religious landscape has launched a new venture that will enlist business leaders and trade groups from around the world in an ambitious effort to enhance economic opportunity and ...
A new Pentagon policy that relaxes restrictions on religious dress and expression among members of the military is getting a mixed reaction.
Rolling Stone's Mark Bellini writes about how the Argentinian bishop has surprised people within and without the Vatican with his unpredictable style.
The tributes to late folksinger and activist Pete Seeger, who died Monday, have a common theme of an upbeat man who could rally people to a cause through music. But did Seeger consider himself a spiritual leade...
A decision came down last week that an Oregon bakery violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. Now the two parties must undergo a state-ordered "conci...
Around 9 a.m. during the Sundance Film Festival, the theaters are full, patrons are anxiously waiting in line hoping they can fill an empty seat, others have stayed in bed after a late night of moviegoing, danc...
The role of a pastor or priest has often been reduced to stereotypes in major motion pictures. But independent filmmakers give a more accurate portrayal of religious leaders struggling to fulfill their spiritua...
Supporters of traditional marriage rallied support Thursday for three bills that would respond to a December federal court ruling that struck down Utah's voter-approved ban against gay marriage and a statewide ...
The three documentaries at this year's Sundance Film Festival examine the consequences of technological development, and explore the questions of responsibility and the answers to helping those with an unbridle...