Faith

What life was like for the Mormon pioneers after entering Salt Lake Valley

In late July 1847, the Mormon pioneers gazed at the Salt Lake Valley, which would be a home to thousands.

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Reba McEntire asks people worldwide to pray for peace

I add my voice to Reba McEntire's and say I also strongly believe in the power of prayer and the miracles it can bring. And I believe in Reba’s song, which she calls an act “of... Read more »

4 minutes ago

1 comment

After government topples crosses in China, congregations react with defiance

The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month. Read more »

4 minutes ago

0 comments

Many Christian denominations face challenges; Dan Jackson helps Seventh-day Adventists conquer theirs

National Edition

Leading a million North American Seventh-day Adventists, Dan Jackson must steer through postmodernist shoals to revitalize the domestic side of a church that has 17 million believers outside its... Read more »

30 minutes ago

0 comments

U.S. government may offer compromise for faith-based groups on birth control

National Edition

In a federal court filing, the Obama administration said it is working on a way for religious nonprofits to opt out of providing objectionable contraceptives while preserving their conscience,... Read more »

21 hours ago

0 comments

Pope meets Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for her faith

National Edition

Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith. Read more »

23 hours ago

2 comments

Defending the Faith: Remembering the Exodus — both ancient and modern

Many have compared the trek of the Mormon pioneers to the exodus of ancient Israel, and not without justice. The pioneer migration should be remembered and celebrated, as the ancient one has been. Read more »

yesterday

19 comments

#WeAreN campaign reclaims Arabic letter for Iraq's persecuted Christians

National Edition

A global social media campaign is using the Arabic letter Nun to show support for Christians being driven out of the Iraqi city of Mosul. The "N" is the first letter of "Nasrani," or Nazarene, a... Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

Iraqis: Jihadis blow up Muslim shrine said to be burial place of Jonah

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

In Our Lovely Deseret: Who were the first 3 women to enter the Salt Lake Valley?

Who were the first women to enter the Salt Lake Valley? Why were they chosen? What were they like? When Brigham Young led the first company of 148, these three women were a boon and a blessing. Read more »

yesterday

19 comments

What's new: History of the Saints editors create book about 'The Mormon Wars'

A team of editors have compiled a new book titled, "The Mormon Wars," which contains essays describing the early persecutions of the LDS Church. Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

New Harmony: Why the home teachers won't just let us be

Just as “holy matrimony” involves three people — the husband, the wife and the Lord — Jonathan and David had a “holy friendship,” a friendship involving God. God... Read more »

July 23, 2014

3 comments

Picturing history: Robert Scott Lorimer

Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the handcart pioneers. Read more »

July 23, 2014

0 comments

90 Vietnamese Latter-day Saints travel to YSA conference in Cambodia

LDS Church News

More than 90 young single adults attended the YSA conference in Cambodia June 2014. Read more »

July 22, 2014

Researching Family History: It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents

Family history research has changed over the years since I was a little boy. There is a flood of digitized records and documents to help us record and store information on our family ancestors and... Read more »

July 22, 2014

3 comments

Wright Words: Why I’m sorry for judging a convenience store clerk

There was just something about the woman behind the counter. She had worried eyes and a tired smile. I suspected the reason her smile was exhausted had nothing to do with using it all the time, it... Read more »

July 22, 2014

5 comments

Ask Angela: Are my leggings modest?

Angela offers advice on modesty. Share your voice, too! Read more »

July 22, 2014

65 comments

Boxing champion sisters refuse to train on Sundays

Caroline and Lani Daniels are sisters and boxers who train every day of the week apart from the Sabbath. The two were raised as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

July 22, 2014

0 comments

Massachusetts governor says faith motivates offer to shelter immigrant children

National Edition

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick hopes to provide a temporary shelter in his state for immigrant children. Patrick said the offer was in part inspired by his personal faith. Read more »

July 22, 2014

4 comments

Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats: Convert, pay a tax or die

Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul after Islamic extremists seized it described Tuesday leaving behind all the possessions, as politicians in the country still struggle to form a... Read more »

July 22, 2014

1 comment

Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

National Edition

Opponents of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling favoring religious freedom are distorting that decision's impact on women, critics allege. Read more »

July 21, 2014

52 comments

LDS Church to break ground next month for temple in Meridian, Idaho, its 15th under construction

The LDS Church will break ground next month on a new temple with an unusual design in Meridian, Idaho. The temple will be the state's fifth and the church's 15th under construction. Read more »

July 21, 2014

29 comments

Motherhood Matters: 3 unbelievably simple parenting ideas that work

Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »

July 21, 2014

2 comments

New study: Mormon pioneers were safer on trek than previously thought, especially infants

The Mormon pioneer mortality rate wasn't much worse than that of the general American population in 1850, a new study shows, though it spiked for the Willie and Martin handcart companies. The... Read more »

July 20, 2014

73 comments

New solar panels are symbol of the resurrection of life on earth

For one small Episcopal church, new solar panels mean a big difference in its carbon footprint, the community and the congregation's devotion to God. Read more »

July 20, 2014

11 comments

Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority... Read more »

July 20, 2014

2 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives