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Religious freedom and economic growth linked in 2014

It turns out that religious freedom and a healthy economy have a link, a leading researcher said this year.

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Book review: 'Women of the New Testament' explores culture, lives and lessons learned

Camille Fronk Olson shares about the women, the era and culture in which they lived along with how they are mentioned in the scriptures in the “Women of the New Testament.” Read more »

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Book review: 'Walking with the Women in the New Testament' is an enlightening read

Heather Farrell’s “Walking with the Women of the New Testament” provides a glimpse into the lives of each of the 88 women mentioned in the New Testament. Read more »

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Reader voices: Choosing my reflection

Like a mirror, we are a reflection of those things that we choose to surround ourselves with and the things that we take into our lives. Read more »

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Temple Square hosts New Year's EVE events

New Year’s EVE WinterFest celebrations on Temple Square include a variety of free entertainment and activities for adults, youths and children. EVE passes are not required. Read more »

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Creators of 'Saratov Approach' to release second 'religious thriller' about LDS missionaries

In April, the makers of "The Saratov Approach" will release a second film featuring missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in what director Garrett Batty calls another... Read more »

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Book review: 'Harmony of the Gospels with the Artwork of Carl Bloch' shares art, scriptures

"Harmony of the Gospels with the Artwork of Carl Bloch" by Ron Gibbs shares Jesus Christ's life teachings and Carl Bloch's art. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: Turning year-end regret into New Year's hope

Maybe it’s because Dec. 31 is such a downer. Or maybe it’s just because Jan. 1 is what it is: a clean slate, a fresh piece of paper, a blank canvas — pick your favorite metaphor.... Read more »

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Hamblin & Peterson: Getting ready to study the New Testament

The New Testament is the central text of Christianity. It's also been one of the central texts of western and world civilization for nearly 20 centuries. Every educated person should be familiar... Read more »

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8 quotes on religious freedom you may have missed

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2014 was a busy year for The Becket Fund, a public-interest law firm that advocates for religious freedom rights. To sum up the year, here are seven top quotes from the Becket Fund. Read more »

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This is what going to church does to you

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Do you attend religious services often? If so, you're more likely to be happy, according to a new study from The Austin Institute. Read more »

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Florida Gulf Coast Youth Conference

The stakes of St. Petersburg, Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, Sarasota, and Ft. Meyers areas held a special three-day conference at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in Ft. Myers on June 19– 21,... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2014

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The Clean Cut: LDS First Presidency shares Christmas messages

In a video produced by the Mormon Channel in 2012, members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints share messages on the true meaning of Christmas. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

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Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages and others suffering from... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

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What's new: 'Jesus the Christ Study Guide' commemorates 100th anniversary of book

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Jesus the Christ," this study guide has been designed to help readers get more out of their study of the Savior. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

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Defending the Faith: He was the son of God, and 'one of us'

The remarkable thing about Christmas is that the second member of the Godhead became a vulnerable baby, just as we all did. And he did it for us. We should marvel not just at this season but... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

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Faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year of... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Hundreds of Mormons sing Christmas carols in mall flash mob

On Dec. 6, hundreds of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montreal participated in a flash mob at the Complexe Desjardins, singing Christmas carols to hundreds of... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Cuba's relations with Catholic Church hit high point

Golden rays of tropical sunlight slant through the caved-in roof of Saint Thomas de Villanueva chapel. Vandals shattered the stained-glass windows and scrawled their names on the thick walls during... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Mass and calls Iraqi refugees

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Filipino Catholics share Nativity tradition with Simbang Gabi

Filipino Catholics shared Nativity traditions at different churches in the state with the nine-day Advent novena Simbang Gabi. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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How churches can attract younger people

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Look around the pews in December and you’ll see faces you didn’t see in July. The holidays present a unique opportunity for congregations to bring in new members seeking a spiritual... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Wright Words: My friend David is Christian, sober and homeless

The story of the homeless man or woman you see every day might just surprise you. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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'Unbroken' billed as faith-based film, but will audiences agree?

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The director's choice to exclude Louis Zamperini's conversion to Christianity from the film could disappoint religious viewers, reviewers say. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Why congregation size matters when it comes to websites

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Although websites cost next to nothing to design, day-to-day content management can overburden small congregations. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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It's a 'Christmas break' for many, but not in this Massachusetts town

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Residents of Marshfield, Massachusetts, were out on the streets Saturday waving protest signs and banners. The goal? Wishing folks a "Merry Christmas," something apparently contentious for the... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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