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LDS Church moves volunteers from Turkey to Germany

Amid political unrest in Turkey, 15 young volunteers have been moved from Turkey to Germany.

The divided soul of the Democratic Party

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To judge by public perceptions, and more than a few pundits, the Democratic Party is the default home of secularists and atheists, with practicing believers shunted to a side room only to be... Read more »

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'These people matter': Hollywood exec prepares for an entirely new role — in ministry

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The incoming leader of Prison Fellowship, a Christian ministry that helps inmates find faith and learn life skills, believes that citizens simply "can't ignore 2.2 million incarcerated people in... Read more »

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Q&A: How one writer made peace with a difficult spiritual upbringing

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Journalist Claire Hoffman has published a book about growing up in a transcendental meditation community. Read more »

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'Duck Dynasty' star: Media, universities and Hollywood are controlled by Satan

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"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson believes America is in the midst of a "spiritual crisis," proclaiming that he thinks the media, universities, Hollywood — and the U.S. government —... Read more »

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Worldwide Indexing Event exceeds goal, digitizes over 10 million records

More than 116,000 volunteers participated in the Worldwide Indexing event July 15-17 and digitized over 10 million global family records. Read more »

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Pressing forward in the Pacific: John and Susan Tanner reflect on their first year at BYU-Hawaii

It's been one year since the Tanners arrived on the BYU-Hawaii campus. During that time, they've embraced President David O. McKay's prophetic vision, delighted in teaching and serving students,... Read more »

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Defending the Faith: The 18th annual FairMormon conference is next week

The most significant annual apologetics conference convenes again in Provo a week from today. Everyone is welcome. Read more »

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Logan correctional facility breaks ground on youth interfaith chapel

The Cache Valley Youth Center broke ground for a new interfaith chapel Wednesday. The 1,000-square-foot chapel will provide a designated place for worship for youths at the correctional facility. Read more »

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Wedding and party venue in Lithuania has a dark history many visitors know little about

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It's a lush, 18-acre property adorned with flowers, bright green grass and a brick complex that hosts graduation parties and weddings, but there's a dark history that plagues the site: It was the... Read more »

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Pope Francis faces tough act to follow in Poland

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Two days after sending out a hopeful message to young pilgrims headed to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis took solemn note of the violence and fear gripping much of Europe these days. Read more »

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Democrats and Republicans double-down on abortion, but where do Americans stand?

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With both major political parties taking firmer positions on abortion this election cycle, a new poll is offering insight into where Americans stand on the issue. Read more »

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Pope Francis sends video message to young Catholics in Texas

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Pope Francis is urging young people to have courage and enjoy life to the full, in a personal video message he sent to a Texas diocese before leaving for World Youth Day in Poland. Read more »

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Terror attacks confound French authorities with shifting tactics and targets

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The urgent pleas for national unity heard after every terrorist attack in France are sounding ever more strained as the killers inspired by the Islamic State group nimbly shift their tactics and... Read more »

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Tim LaHaye's 'Left Behind' books continue to shape America's apocalyptic obsession

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Tim LaHaye co-authored the 16-book series with Jerry B. Jenkins. They sold more than 80 million copies and their work was turned into several movies. Read more »

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Picturing history: Seymour Brunson grave in Nauvoo

Seymour Brunson was a faithful Latter-day Saint whose passing in 1840 affected the Prophet Joseph Smith. While preaching during Brunson's funeral, the Prophet Joseph first publicly taught about... Read more »

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Lessons from sending my boys on a pioneer trek in a new area

I sent my kids on pioneer trek dressed in cowboy hats and pure fear. The result surprised even me. Read more »

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What's new: 'Sisters, Arise!' shares inspirational stories for women

In "Sisters, Arise! Becoming the Woman God Intends You to Be," Lynne Perry Christofferson shares humorous and inspirational stories and analogies to teach spiritual lessons on a variety of subjects. Read more »

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Pope Francis: The world's at war, but not a war of religions

The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest... Read more »

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BYU-Hawaii students are 'entering to learn' and 'going forth' to bless lives

International students at BYU-Hawaii are using their education and talents to bless their families and home countries. They want to make a difference in the world. Read more »

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Is this TV show a 'game changer for people with Down syndrome'?

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The mother of a young man with Down syndrome who stars on A&E's "Born This Way" believes that the show is a "game-changer" for people with disabilities. Read more »

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Great quote, Tim Kaine, but John Wesley never said that

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It may not rank up there with Donald Trump’s “Two Corinthians” coinage or Hillary Clinton’s tortured email explanations, but a phrase that Tim Kaine used in an effort to... Read more »

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Elder Per G. Malm dies at age 67

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Elder Per G. Malm, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died of cancer this morning at his home in home in GÖteborg, Sweden. Elder Malm was 67. Read more »

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Who boos an opening prayer? The Berniacs of 2016, that’s who

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Sure, that may not sound like a surprising sin in a sports arena in a town that is so infamous for its unruly fans — they once threw snowballs at Santa Claus — that the city set up a... Read more »

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LDS missionaries save apartment complex from carbon monoxide poisoning

Sister Adams and Sister Rambert are serving in Michigan. They woke early on Sunday morning to the sound of their carbon monoxide detector going off. They immediately went door to door to warn their... Read more »

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Is Bernie Sanders an atheist?

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Questions about Bernie Sanders' faith have emerged throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, but the leak of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails instantly brought the issue back to... Read more »

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Pope Francis condemns slaying of French priest

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Pope Francis condemned the murder of an elderly French priest, calling it a “barbarous killing” as the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the brutal attack at a Catholic Church in... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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UTubers: Gardiner Sisters team up with LDS actors to create original music video

The Gardiner Sisters, who are currently on tour with Us The Duo, collaborated with two LDS actors to create a music video for their original song, "Running." Read more »

July 26, 2016

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5 faith facts about Tim Kaine: ‘I do what I do for spiritual reasons’

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine, the junior Democratic senator from Virginia and former governor of that state, as her vice presidential running mate... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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How religious commitment affects people's reactions to medical advancements

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Highly committed people of faith are more likely than other Americans to be concerned about biotechnologies like genetic editing, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Can Hillary Clinton finally close the ‘God gap’?

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As Democrats gather for the convention in Philadelphia that will formally nominate Hillary Clinton, the party faces an extraordinarily fortuitous set of circumstances. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Days of '47 parade: 'Pioneers: Inspiring today's generation!'

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With 130 entries from LDS stakes, high schools, churches and other organizations, the parade showed how community members from all over the state of Utah were proud to share how pioneers inspire... Read more »

July 26, 2016

Twila Van Leer: Wow! I'm part of history, too

We all add to the history of the time and place where accident or design destined us to live out our lives. Indulge me while I wallow in a bit of nostalgia about my own place in history. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Wright Words: What I learned from Machu Picchu about the view from the top

Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed in every way, with the exception of the in-over-his-head host. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Pioneer Day sunrise service: 'A legacy of faith'

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Hundreds begin Pioneer Day celebration at annual sunrise service. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. addresses 'A Legacy of Faith' during Days of '47 Sunrise Service

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Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., counsels descendants of all pioneers to embrace the legacy and determination of their ancestors. Read more »

July 25, 2016

President Uchtdorf visits refugees in Athens, Greece

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf — himself a former refugee —visited refugee camps in Athens on July 22 — reaching out to those forced to leave their country in order to escape war,... Read more »

July 25, 2016

Famed British sextet highlights Pioneer Day concert of choir and orchestra

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The world-acclaimed King’s Singers, longtime friends of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, highlighted this year’s Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert of the choir and Orchestra at Temple... Read more »

July 25, 2016

First-timers and veterans among thousands to enjoy Days of '47 Parade

The date July 24 may not hold meaning for some, but to Utahns, it marks an important celebration of pioneer heritage and family traditions. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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President Uchtdorf presents $3 million to combat world hunger

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In an effort to help combat hunger across the globe, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, presented a $3 million donation from the Church to the World Food... Read more »

July 25, 2016

Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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President Uchtdorf visits refugees; presents $3 million from LDS Church to help refugees

Days after presenting $3 million to the World Food Programme to help refugees, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf visited refugee camps in Athens, Greece. “These refugees are our brothers and... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Should you teach your kids to hit back?

An Irish psychologist is making waves with his suggestion that parents teach their kids to fight back. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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President and Sister Uchtdorf visit site of Rome Italy Temple: 'It is impressive to see'

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During a recent trip to Italy, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, and his wife, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf, visited the Rome Italy Temple site on July 17. Read more »

July 24, 2016

Catholic leaders speak out as controversy continues over divorced, remarried church members

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Should divorced and remarried Catholics be allowed access to communion? Pope Francis and some bishops disagree. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Book review: 'The Spider and the Sparrow' is a WWI tale of hope in dark places

"The Spider and the Sparrow" is a luxuriously historical tale of espionage in France and Germany during World War I. Readers will appreciate the tragic yet hopeful look at the horrors of war as... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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What motivates (the few) evangelicals who support Hillary Clinton?

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Seventeen percent of white evangelicals plan to vote for Hillary Clinton, according to Pew Research Center. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Thousands of youth participate in the Days of '47 youth parade

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Over 5,000 children gathered on July 23 for the annual Union Pacific Youth Parade as part of the Days of ’47 celebration. Stakes from around the state were invited to participate in one of... Read more »

July 23, 2016

Music and the Spoken Word: 'Strong Men, Brave Women and Sturdy Children'

If you could talk to some of those men, women and children, they would probably tell you that they didn’t always feel strong, brave and sturdy. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Book review: 'By the Stars' is a low-key love story set during World War II

"By the Stars" is a World War II love story that lacks suspense and drama but reminds readers everyone has a story to tell. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

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Does Hollywood demean or misrepresent Christianity? That's a question that Pure Flix Entertainment, producers of "God's Not Dead 2," asked Americans in a survey conducted through the Barna Group. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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