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Former president Cecil O. Samuelson honored as 5,648 graduate from BYU

Former BYU president Cecil O. Samuelson returned to campus Thursday to receive an honorary degree.

'As great as hosting the Olympics': Utah's faith leaders prepare for world religions parliament

Hundreds of Utah’s faithful convened Saturday for an “interactive preview” of the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, which Salt Lake City will host this October. Read more »

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Book review: Charlie N. Holmberg's 'The Glass Magician' is a magical read

In Charlie N. Holmberg's "The Glass Magician," one magician's apprentice must use her wits and her courage to defeat an evil magician bent on bringing the woman he loves back to life — and... Read more »

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Book review: YA Whitney Award finalist 'Kiss Kill Vanish' shares adventure that tests family bonds

In "Kiss Kill Vanish" by Jessica Martinez, 17-year-old Valentina Cruz tries to figure out her next step in life after her pampered life falls down around her when she finds out her father is more... Read more »

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Days of '47 royalty announced

The 2015 Days of ’47 queen is Madeline Kay Field, a student at Utah State University, who is the daughter of Mathew Field from Draper, and Lisa Wiebolt from Syracuse. Read more »

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Will international court decisions influence the U.S. Supreme Court on marriage?

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Dueling briefs argue how overseas court decisions on same-sex marriage should figure into the Supreme Court's deliberations on the question, about which arguments will be heard next week. Read more »

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Ground broken for Star Valley Wyoming Temple

Some 2,500 spread out over what was once the Haderlie Farm south of Afton, Wyoming, for the much-awaited groundbreaking of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: A different view of the parable of the talents

"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more »

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LDS Church to create Central Eurasian Mission in July

LDS Church News

The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve have approved the creation of the Central Eurasian Mission effective July 1. Read more »

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USC hosts John A. Widtsoe symposium

LDS Church News

Love of God and fellowmen is not merely the goal of religion, it is also the path of true discipleship. It is the destination, said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf at the the John A. Widtsoe... Read more »

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Two books by Kimberley Griffiths Little award finalists

"The Time of the Fireflies" and "Forbidden" by Kimberley Griffiths Little are finalists in their respective categories for the Whitney Awards, which recognize novels by members of the LDS Church,... Read more »

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Book review: Kasie West's YA 'On the Fence' shares teen's journey of navigating emotions, love

Sixteen-year-old Charlie Reynolds feels out of place navigating a world beyond sports as she takes a new job at a boutique to pay a speeding ticket and realizes she's falling in love with her... Read more »

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FamilySearch arbitration event May 1-8

With a backlog of more than 6 million indexed images with an estimated 19.5 million names waiting to be arbitrated through the FamilySearch indexing system, FamilySearch is scheduling the first... Read more »

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North Star Conference concludes Saturday

North Star International’s 2015 conference is underway at the Utah Valley Convention Center at 220 W. Center St. in Provo and will run through Saturday. Read more »

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Streaming video: Long-awaited Star Valley Wyoming Temple groundbreaking

The groundbreaking for Star Valley Wyoming Temple, the state's first, begins at 2 p.m. Join us! Click here to watch. The Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be built near U.S. Highway 89... Read more »

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Euphemisms can't capture 'The Book of Mormon' musical

For the first time, many local theater-goers will see the sight gags and hear the song lyrics that, until now, have been masked by euphemisms such as “coarse,” “graphic” and... Read more »

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Q-and-A with Elder Oaks: Protecting religious freedom an individual duty

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a Latter-day Saint apostle, said defending religious freedoms is essential amidst a global spike of secularism. Read more »

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Jesus' supposed burial cloth is on display again after 5 years

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Venerated as the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, the Shroud of Turin is on public display again in Italy after a five-year absence. Read more »

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Faith leaders call for religious protections ahead of gay marriage hearing

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As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on Tuesday that could wind up legalizing gay marriage nationwide, dozens of Christian leaders have issued a call to civil authorities to... Read more »

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Preview event this weekend for global religious summit in Salt Lake

This weekend local dignitaries will host an event in anticipation of this fall's Parliament of the World's Religions. Read more »

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'A family of faith': First Congregational Church celebrates its 150th anniversary

First Congregational Church celebrates its familial legacy and the congregation's impact on the community over the past 150 years. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: How's your technical track record?

If we have established a personal history of integrity, honesty, hard work and fair play, people will tend to give us the benefit of the doubt when we occasionally fall humanly short of perfection. Read more »

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Elder Perry to undergo cancer treatment, Elder Scott hospitalized

Elder L. Tom Perry of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles begins cancer treatment today. Fellow quorum member Elder Richard G. Scott has been hospitalized for internal bleeding. The two long-time... Read more »

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6 ways youths, leaders can reboot the church dance

Teenagers and leaders can join forces to revamp the LDS Church youth dance. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Respect for faith sets 'Daredevil' apart

Hollywood usually employs religion as either a villain or a punchline. But Marvel's "Daredevil" treats faith as a positive part of life. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Defending the Faith: Warfare and the Book of Mormon

The basic principles of warfare haven't changed in thousands of years. So what can the study of military history tell us about the plausibility of the Book of Mormon? Read more »

April 24, 2015

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