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Sheri Dew and Noelle Pikus-Pace arm wrestle in Time Out for Women video

Sheri Dew, CEO of Deseret Book and former second counselor in the LDS General Relief Society Presidency, joined up with Olympic medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace during a Time Out for Women event in... Read more »

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'Meet the Mormons' reaches $4.5 million mark, now 37th on all-time documentary list

After finishing 10th at the box office last week with just less than $4 million, "Meet the Mormons" made more than $560,000 on the weekend. With a total take of $4.5 million, it now is the 37th... Read more »

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Italy’s ‘singing nun’ Sister Cristina covers Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’

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Italy’s singing nun Sister Cristina Scuccia, who became a global sensation after winning a TV reality show, has chosen Madonna’s controversial classic “Like a Virgin” as the... Read more »

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Chairman of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is optimistic about religious freedom

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Bill Mumma, a former Wall Street executive and now president and chairman of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is bullish on the prospects of government, courts and the American people... Read more »

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What scary stories have in common with religion

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It might seem like suspenseful stories about the supernatural are often at odds with religious beliefs, but scholars and Christian writers say they have a lot in common. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: Some things are more important than others

Latter-day Saints take a high view of the reliability of scripture, but we don't believe in scriptural inerrancy. And, anyway, some aspects of the scriptures are more important than others. We... Read more »

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California orders churches, others to pay for abortion, despite federal protections

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Despite a 2004 federal law, the state of California is telling churches and other faith-based employers their health insurance programs must pay for elective surgical abortions. Two Christian... Read more »

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American man detained in North Korea for leaving Bible in restaurant returns home

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Jeffrey Fowle is back on American soil, but there are still many reasons to question North Korea's religious freedom violations, analysts said. Read more »

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Can Christians celebrate Diwali?

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The lights are hung, the candles lit, the feast prepared, the New Year is almost here, families gather and children wait to hear the dramatic re-telling of stories from the ancient past. No, it is... Read more »

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LDS Church releases video about suicide prevention, Greg Olsen painting

A new Mormon Message video was released Tuesday night by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding suicide prevention. Read more »

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LDS Church publishes two new essays on past history of plural marriage

The LDS Church posted two new essays online Wednesday about its past history of plural marriage. One covers the beginnings of the practice in the 1830s and 40s. The other covers the endings, from... Read more »

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

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For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »

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LDS pitcher Matthew Neil asked for a trial and got it

Pitcher Matthew Neil is at the bottom of his mountain, and he’s ready to climb. What’s at the top? Read more »

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LDS Church will give 'Standing for Something' award to film executive-turned-philanthropist

Leslie Moore, a senior missionary for LDS Church Public Affairs in Sydney, Australia, first heard of Scott Neeson at a synagogue when a Jewish rabbi equated his story with Joseph of Egypt. Read more »

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'Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration' comes to Netflix

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to make its media library more accessible to the general public. Most recently, the movie "Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration"... Read more »

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Utah families strive to raise awareness of rare genetic disorder PCD

Families living with primary ciliary dyskinesia will be using the Pumpkin Parade festivities in Provo this week to raise awareness of the rare genetic disorder. Read more »

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Egg freezing is now a perk of the workplace. What are the ethical and religious dilemmas?

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Apple and Facebook just announced that they would provide egg freezing for their female employees. How do experts and religious groups feel about this so-called step in female empowerment? Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Utah family adopts 2 newborns 6 weeks apart

Moses and Virginia McCormick were born almost six weeks apart. While they were born to different mothers, they will be raised like twins as part of a family in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

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For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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LDS grandmother completes Personal Progress at request of granddaughter in 3 months

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Phyllis Slade, 86, completed her Personal Progress in three months after her 14-year-old granddaughter asked her to join with her in doing the Young Women program. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Two Christian ministers refuse to perform same-sex marriages in Idaho, sue their city over new law

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The owners of a religiously themed, for-profit wedding chapel in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, have sued city officials over what they say is a threat to their business: perform same-sex weddings or face a... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Churches are essential to reducing breast cancer among blacks

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Health educators say that faith communities are essential to reducing breast cancer mortality rates among black women. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Researching Family History: FamilyTree Gathering 'a book containing the records of our dead'

The book "containing the records of our dead which shall be worthy of all acceptation" has now been identified. It is FamilyTree. This is according to the address at October general conference... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Wright Words: A day in the life of Mormon missionaries in Norman, Oklahoma

A few weeks ago, I was blessed to spend the day with missionaries in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission. Though much is the same from missionary to missionary and from mission to mission, no two... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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