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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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First-person account of impact of Deseret News National's coverage of financial responsibility.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear religious freedom challenges to the Affordable Care Act. It marks the second time the high court will address the ACA's contraception mandate. The appeal involves...
New research by Nashville-based LifeWay Research surveyed Protestant pastors, churchgoing Americans in healthy marriages, and churchgoing Americans who divorced in the past five years.
A story on a new report, "Changing Religion, Changing Economies" and how faith needs to be taken into account by economic policymakers and business owners who want to succeed in the changing foreign marketplace...
Rabbi David Saperstein, the State Department's ambassador at-large for religious freedom, gave an impassioned plea at the Parliament of the World's Religions to continue its interfaith efforts to combat religio...
As crews quietly removed a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Oklahoma state capitol grounds earlier this week, another skirmish over religious expression resurfaced.
Should Pope Francis' secret meeting with Kim Davis come as a surprise? Some have reacted with disdain while others say too much is being made of the meeting and that everyone should know the church opposes gay ...
Local officials in Irving, Texas, say they were following safety procedures while media reports say it was Islamaphobia that resulted arresting an 8th grade Muslim who brought a homemade clock to school, where...
The case of a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples has not only galvanized pro and anti same-sex marriage camps but may have also created a divid...
The anticipated canonization of Spanish priest JunÍpero Serra has generated months of debate over whether a man whose missionary work among Native Americans in 18th century California should be declared a ...