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Former president Cecil O. Samuelson honored as 5,648 graduate from BYU

Former BYU president Cecil O. Samuelson returned to campus Thursday to receive an honorary degree.

Q-and-A with Elder Oaks: Protecting religious freedom an individual duty

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a Latter-day Saint apostle, said defending religious freedoms is essential amidst a global spike of secularism. Read more »

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Jesus' supposed burial cloth is on display again after 5 years

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Venerated as the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, the Shroud of Turin is on public display again in Italy after a five-year absence. Read more »

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Faith leaders call for religious protections ahead of gay marriage hearing

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As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on Tuesday that could wind up legalizing gay marriage nationwide, dozens of Christian leaders have issued a call to civil authorities to... Read more »

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Preview event this weekend for global religious summit in Salt Lake

This weekend local dignitaries will host an event in anticipation of this fall's Parliament of the World's Religions. Read more »

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Elder Perry to undergo cancer treatment, Elder Scott hospitalized

Elder L. Tom Perry of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles begins cancer treatment today. Fellow quorum member Elder Richard G. Scott has been hospitalized for internal bleeding. The two long-time... Read more »

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LDS Church to create Central Eurasian Mission in July

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The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve have approved the creation of the Central Eurasian Mission effective July 1. Read more »

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6 ways youths, leaders can reboot the church dance

Teenagers and leaders can join forces to revamp the LDS Church youth dance. Read more »

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Respect for faith sets 'Daredevil' apart

Hollywood usually employs religion as either a villain or a punchline. But Marvel's "Daredevil" treats faith as a positive part of life. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: Warfare and the Book of Mormon

The basic principles of warfare haven't changed in thousands of years. So what can the study of military history tell us about the plausibility of the Book of Mormon? Read more »

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'Little Boy' explores faith, racism on its way to inspiration

Set during WWII, “Little Boy” is the latest entry in the field of inspirational films. Its twists and turns may feel a little forced, and even shocking. But “Little Boy”... Read more »

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Why is BYU honoring Robby George, and who is he?

BYU will grant two honorary degrees at graduation on Thursday, one to Elder Cecil O. Samuelson, well-known in LDS and BYU circles for serving in church leadership and as the university's president... Read more »

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Elder Oaks warns of rising secularism, champions religious freedom

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Apostle warns of rising secularism and calls for the protection of religious freedoms. Read more »

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5 professional athletes who stand up for their religious beliefs

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While Tim Tebow might be the most recognizable religious athlete, there are plenty of others. Here are five. Read more »

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Activists demand Obama appoint envoy for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

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WASHINGTON — Beheadings, enslavement, kidnappings and rape plague minority religious communities across the Middle East, and it’s time for President Obama to fill a job created to... Read more »

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Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to the man who led the nation's third-largest archdiocese and... Read more »

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Utah woman produces her own Book of Mormon musical

Sherry Allred, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the composer and writer of “Nephi and the Sword of Laban,” a musical that has “been brewing within... Read more »

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After flareups, religious freedom bills get cold shoulder in two states

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The governors of North Carolina and Michigan, where legislators are weighing bills to strengthen religious freedom protections, are cooling to the idea after similar pushes ignited controversy. Read more »

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Cause for Hope mentors help South, Central American families out of poverty

Cause for Hope helps families in poverty to become self-sufficient business owners, budget-keepers and entrepreneurs. Its unique mentoring program has helped 1,600 families since 2001 in poor... Read more »

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Elder Perry resting at home after brief hospitalization for 'breathing difficulties'

Elder L. Tom Perry, 92, returned home Wednesday night and was resting comfortably, a church spokesman said, after a short stay in the hospital for observation and testing due to trouble breathing. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Q&A: How would you respond if your Christian daughter became a Muslim?

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Alana Raybon was baptized as a child in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended youth activities and vacation Bible school and even sang in the choir. But today, she wears a headscarf... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Is feeding the poor a religious practice? This woman in Texas thinks it is

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On April 7, a Texas woman was reportedly fined $2,000 and charged with a Class C misdemeanor for feeding the homeless outside of her food truck. She is fighting the charge, claiming a religious... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Charles Stanley declines award after Jews question his views on gays

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Amid a heated debate over his vocal opposition to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, Atlanta pastor Charles Stanley will decline an award he planned to accept from the Jewish National Fund in... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Nurtured by church, Vietnamese immigrants eagerly await pope

Ly Nguyen and his family knew little about Philadelphia when they moved here from Vietnam more than 20 years ago, but they knew where to turn for help — the Roman Catholic Church. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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'Cupcake Wars' champion, Minnesota community honor LDS girl who died of cancer

This is the story of one girl, two women and a cupcake. It is a story of light in the dark, and the influence that one person can have on thousands. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Picturing history: Cultural Hall, Nauvoo, Illinois

The Cultural Hall in Nauvoo, Illinois, had more than 20 other different uses, including entertainment, church meetings, business, dances and funerals. Read more »

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