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President Uchtdorf recalls being a refugee, asks members to reach out

During a recent trip to the city of his birth, President Uchtdorf reflected on the refugee situation in Europe.

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New mission presidents

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Ten new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July. Read more »

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Remembering Elder L. Tom Perry 1 year after his death

One year ago this month, on May 30, 2015, Elder L. Tom Perry died at the age of 92 from the effects of cancer. Read more »

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Parishioners hold last service at church after 11-year vigil

For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful... Read more »

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Elizabeth Smart picks BYU rape response for her first story as a new TV correspondent

Former BYU student Elizabeth Smart interviewed two BYU graduates in her first turn as a correspondent for the Fox TV show "Crime Watch Daily." The graduates said they were raped while students and... Read more »

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Book review: 'Secrets of the King's Daughter' brings perspective to story of Ammon, King Lamoni

Author Renae Weight Mackley takes the story of King Lamoni and Ammon in the Book of Mormon and shares a fictionalized account of the daughter who was offered as a bride to Ammon in "Secrets of the... Read more »

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A Memorial Day tradition 70 years in the making

There is no doubt where my family will be on Memorial Day. Each Memorial Day holiday, the Nelson clan gathers at 10 a.m. at a small, picturesque cemetery overlooking Cache Valley. Read more »

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Where do you turn when it comes time to make a major life decision?

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U.S. adults are more likely to turn to family, professionals, prayer and their own research than religious leaders when they need help making a major decision. Read more »

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Watch: Mormon missionaries rescue kitten from storm drain (+video)

Elders Allen and Lacusta jumped to the rescue when they heard a kitten's cries for help. Read more »

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Hamblin & Peterson: When will love be free of loss and lamentation?

A prominent Christian philosopher's most heartfelt book emerged from an experience that he never sought and would dearly love to have never had. Read more »

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Book review: Welsh historical elements add interest to 'One Last Spring'

With her village in danger, Gwen and her loved ones must consider new opportunities and build new lives. Welsh author Sian Ann Bessey brings the beauty of Wales to life in "One Last Spring." Read more »

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4 tips for sleuthing for your ancestors in cemeteries

My visit to this cemetery and several others in the Midwest this spring honed my strategy on the best way to visit graveyards in my genealogical research. Here are some of the important cemetery... Read more »

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Music and the Spoken Word: A silent hymn to the fallen

At the historic West Point Cemetery at the United States Military Academy, we remember and reflect upon the service and sacrifice of those who have served our nation since its founding. Read more »

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Why the University of Miami plans to hire a scholar of atheism

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Around 3 percent of Americans identify as atheist and an additional 15.8 percent don't affiliate with a particular religion. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Text of Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

President Barack Obama's remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered: Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Episcopal clergy go orange against gun violence

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Orange isn’t a traditional liturgical color in the Episcopal Church. But on Sunday, June 5, Episcopal clergy across the country are planning to wear orange stoles in a stand against gun... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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In a red state, the culture war shifts

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In one of the reddest of the red states, appeals to traditional values have long resonated with many voters. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Polygamous leader asks again to be let out of jail

A high-ranking polygamous sect leader accused of helping orchestrate a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme says he should be let out of jail since the trial has been pushed back to October. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Idaho man sues ISU over hostility toward his Mormon faith

An Idaho Falls man is suing Idaho State University, claiming that he was discriminated against because of his Mormon faith. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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President Uchtdorf visits Europe, returns to the place of his birth

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Europe has a great historic past, and it has a wonderful future because of the dedicated members and the great blessings of the gospel, said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf after returning from a... Read more »

May 27, 2016

Commitment to Deity should be powerful, uniting force, Elder Holland tells BSA National Executive Board

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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was the keynote speaker at the Boy Scouts of America Duty to God Breakfast in San Diego on May 26. As a member of the BSA’s National Executive Board, Elder Holland... Read more »

May 27, 2016

Friday Minute: An open letter to my granddaughters

Leave a legacy of learning, faith, love and service. After all, your finest legacy is not what you accomplish, but what God accomplishes in you. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Sherry Young: The trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land

My husband and I recently took a trip with a tour group to Israel, where we shared life-affirming experiences including walking where Jesus walked. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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UTubers: BYU's Vocal Point surprises retirement home residents

BYU’s Vocal Point recently teamed up with BYUtv’s new show, “Random Acts,” to “positive prank” residents at a retirement home. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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America's moral obligation in the global refugee crisis

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Around 8 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes by violence or other social upheaval in 2015, the largest number ever recorded in a single year, according to the U.N. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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In a first, Trump PAC reaches out to Amish

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Will the bearded, the bonneted, the barn-building Amish vote for the clean-shaven, combed-over, casino-building Donald Trump? Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: Why Lindsey Stirling's Billboard dress doesn't matter

One year ago this week, the Deseret News shared a column written by Arianna Rees in which she addressed Lindsey Stirling and the negative online response to the dress that the YouTube star wore at... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Mission boundary realignments in Idaho

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The boundaries of the four missions in Idaho will be realigned to allow missionaries in the area to serve and work with Church members more effectively. Read more »

May 26, 2016

BYU's Ty Detmer discusses prayer, conversion, overcoming obstacles at Sandy Institute forum

1990 Heisman Trophy winner, Cougars new offensive coordinator spoke to a large crowd gathered Wednesday night at the Sandy Institute of Religion Read more »

May 26, 2016

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'An answer to many prayers': Hong Kong China Temple reaches 20-year milestone

In a region with half the world's population as well as multiple languages and non-Christian religions, the inspiration received by President Gordon B. Hinckley to build a temple in Hong Kong has... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Book of Mormon origins and the historical record

The historical data surrounding the coming forth of the Book of Mormon makes the easiest and most natural sense when Joseph Smith's explanation for it is accepted. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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World War II bomber pilot, 96, receives Honor Salute

Dan M. Eastman, 96, a World War II bomber, pilot received an Honor Salute during a brief ceremony Wednesday at Olympus Ranch Retirement Community. The initiative is a joint effort between Community... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Indian synagogue held first Sabbath service in decades

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A nearly 900-year-old synagogue recently held its first Sabbath service in decades in one of the diaspora’s farthest-flung places: the coastal Indian city of Cochin. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Seeing radical Muslims everywhere you look? Try 'Islamophobin'!

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The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has been earnestly educating Americans for years about Islam while denouncing the growing tide of anti-Muslim bigotry. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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For UFO enthusiasts at Oregon festival, 'it's all extraterrestrial'

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Jan Woods believes. She’s sure she saw a UFO back in 1978 when she was living in Nevada, something she spotted in the sky that was so amazing, she said, she had to pull her car over by the... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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InterVarsity leader: 'I know what it's like to live in a culture not my own'

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Tom Lin, 43, a Chicago native, Harvard grad, one-time missionary to Mongolia, was recently named the first nonwhite president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the national ministry to 40,200... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Donald Trump moves to win over wavering evangelical Christians

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Donald Trump is moving quickly to rally the evangelical base of the Republican Party as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee pivots toward a general election contest where the conservative... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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What's new: 'The Washington Hypothesis'

Timothy Ballard's new book, "The Washington Hypothesis," explores evidence that George Washington and the other Founding Fathers knew the Lord had a greater purpose for America. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Picturing history: Isaac Trumbo home, San Francisco

President Wilford Woodruff experienced health problems near the end of his life. He passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 1898, in the Isaac Trumbo home in San Francisco, California. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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New Harmony: The haunting saga of a Latter-day refugee

For many, the word “refugee” sounds like someone foreign and far away, but the truth is former refugees move among us daily. I’m thinking of "fellowcitizens with the saints" such... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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LDS missionary who returned home early shares experience in Mormon Channel video

A new video released by Mormon Channel on Monday features one man’s experience of returning home from a mission earlier than expected. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Cultural advisers help Hollywood rework Muslim stereotypes

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As part of his "Islam in Film" class at the University of Nebraska, religious studies professor Kristian Petersen screens movies such as "The Hurt Locker" (2008), "Argo" (2012) and "American... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Is the Angel Moroni a lightning rod? Statue does what it's built to do

The statue of the Angel Moroni on a spire above almost all LDS temples is more than a symbol and a landmark. It's also — literally — a lightning rod made of fiberglass and gold... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Playwright, film producer strive to teach truth through storytelling

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As creators of works for stage and screen, Melissa Leilani Larson and Garrett Batty try to impart eternal truths while ostensibly entertaining audiences, and thus, they liken what they do to... Read more »

May 24, 2016

Brooklyn's Catholic bishop decries racism and xenophobia

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The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, one of the largest and most diverse dioceses in the U.S., is defending immigrants in a powerful essay that — without mentioning names — seems to... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Just picture that!

George Eastman made taking photographs easy for everyone. Now that you can take dozens and hundreds of photos, it's up to you to preserve them. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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United Methodist conference seen as confusing even to God

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Whether or not God was confused, many people were during the 11-day roller coaster ride that was the United Methodist Church's General Conference, which ended Friday (May 20). It is held every four... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Lightning damages Angel Moroni statue atop Bountiful Temple

A lightning strike damaged the Angel Moroni statue atop the Bountiful Temple on Sunday afternoon. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Pope embraces Al-Azhar imam in sign of renewed relations

Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, in a sign that a five-year suspension of important Catholic-Muslim ties was over. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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11 Jewish congregations selected for "Scientists in Synagogues" initiative

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"Scientists in Synagogues" will help Jewish communities bridge the gap between science and faith. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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