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.

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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

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

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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 »

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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 »

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Ask Angela: Are my leggings modest?

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

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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 »

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Massachusetts governor says faith motivates offer to shelter immigrant children

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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 »

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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 »

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Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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United States sharpens criticism of Hamas, urges cease-fire

The United States on Sunday sharpened its criticism of Hamas and urged the militant Palestinian group to accept a cease-fire agreement that would halt nearly two weeks of fighting with Israel. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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'Deseret News National Edition': Gray gambling, PG-13 rating and teaching preachers

National Edition

This week's "Deseret News National Edition" focuses on seniors gambling, the PG-13 rating and teaching preachers. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Teens from Northern Ireland learn leadership, peacemaking in Salt Lake City

Protestant and Catholic youths from the Ulster Project are wrapping up their time in Utah. They have spent July participating in activities with Salt Lake host teens who help them learn leadership... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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What does the Mormon 'temperature' reading mean in new Pew survey?

The Mormon Moment didn't do much to change the attitude of Americans toward Latter-day Saints, but it also probably isn't over, according to a pair of experts on the perception of Mormons in the... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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LDS World: Days for Girls is changing girls' lives around the world

A $10 donation will transform a woman's life. Celeste Mergens, of Days for Girls, was helping orphans in Kenya, Africa, and went to bed one night praying to do more. She awoke to a prompting that... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Book review: 'Eastward to Zion' tells a different pioneer story

While the Mormon pioneers in the U.S. were migrating west, missionaries continued to preach the gospel around the world. When James and Eliza meet two missionaries in Australia, they know that... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Brain injury changes the lives and tests the faith of a Draper family

Draper teen Pete Benda, 15, continues to defy the odds in recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered while working on the set of a play at Juan Diego Catholic High School in October of 2012. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Photos: Youths celebrate state's pioneer heritage with parade

Utahns gather Saturday to celebrate the state's heritage in the Days of '47 Youth Parade in Salt Lake City. The event is one of the largest youth parades in the United States and features floats,... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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