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LDS Church clarifies position on nondiscrimination legislation

The LDS Church issued a statement Sunday that it has not changed its position.

Christmas I Remember Best: Riding dreams on a pony

Third of seven winners this year in the Deseret News' annual "Christmas I Remember Best" writing contest. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: Lexi Walker sings Christmas song in new Mormon Channel video

Up-and-coming artist Lexi Walker was recently featured in a music video produced by the Mormon Channel. Read more »

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16 of the coolest religious holiday displays from around the world

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Want to see what Christmas and Hanukkah look like across the world? Check out these 16 photos. Read more »

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Taking steps with a purpose

Using the analogy of my new Fitbit, our trials, challenges, opportunities and relationships take on new meaning and literally change our attitude when we have purpose to our steps and lives. Read more »

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Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the... Read more »

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RootsTech Innovator Summit speakers announced

Nathan Furr, a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University, a visiting scholar at INSEAD and ESSEC and an author, will be the featured speaker at the RootsTech... Read more »

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'American Idol' alum Brooke White creates album to fight child sex trafficking

When singer-songwriter and former “American Idol” contestant Brooke White was approached by Foundation Entertainment with an offer to donate to a charity of her choice, she found the... Read more »

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Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity

With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige... Read more »

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Editor's Picks: Top ten faith stories of 2014

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Here are the top faith stories from the year, selected by Deseret News National's editor team. Read more »

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The faith beat: Why personal and community faith both matter

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An active spiritual community, a personal faith and the resolve to stand up for religious freedom are all part of the way faith is lived today, and as a faith reporter, I'm grateful for a ringside... Read more »

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In Our Lovely Deseret: In the world but not of the world — one of the Savior's gifts

The world overwhelms us with enticements, but the Lord holds out the sweet assurance of true gifts if we will forsake the world and follow him. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Mary was a model for us all

We know very little about Mary, but she is easy to emulate. That’s because God simply asked her to live a good, ordinary life. She was asked to be a dutiful spouse, a caring mother and a... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Merry Metaphorical Christmas!

Go ahead. Pick a character in the Bible Christmas story. We’ve got a real life metaphor right here, right now in our family. Throw in a few camels, a couple of cows and a ton of hay and... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Once paralyzed, Mormon missionary heading back to field

Joey Cottrell, 19, will likely be heading back to the LDS mission field after suffering from a rare disease called Guillain-barre syndrome. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Local Jewish leaders share thoughts on Hanukkah

Local Jewish leaders share their thoughts about Hanukkah. The holiday runs from Dec. 17 through Dec. 24. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Will Stephen Colbert bring his faith to 'The Late Show'?

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Stephen Colbert has been known as a man of faith. But will he bring any of that to his new show? Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Forget Santa Claus, Virginia. Was there a Jesus Christ?

National Edition

As another Christmas approaches and the usual holiday laments are unpacked like so many old ornaments — there has always been one reassuring constant: The reason for the season is the birth... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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BYU-Hawaii commencement: No escalator to heaven

“Everything worth doing, and everything worth becoming and accomplishing, takes work — plain old-fashioned work,” said Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: New Christmas traditions ease stress, put focus on Christ

In the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we somehow lose the entire purpose of Christmas: to celebrate the birth of Christ. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Christmas without Jesus

Christmas is about Jesus. But not always. More now than ever before, it seems, Christmas is not about Jesus. Our society is celebrating Christmas without Jesus. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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LDS Church to create new missions in Utah and Washington in 2015

New LDS missions and mission president assignments effective next July began to leak this week and caused a stir. The Utah Provo Mission will split to create a mission in Orem. A Washington mission... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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The Clean Cut: BYU's Men Chorus shares one family's story of finding hope through Jesus Christ

The first minute of the BYU Men’s Chorus’ new video seems to be a simple performance, but the video goes on to unexpectedly tell a touching story of the Shumways, who lost their baby... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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'Unbroken' faith: The religious journey of Louis Zamperini

The unforgettable story of Olympian and American war hero Louis Zamperini will be told on the big screen beginning Christmas Day. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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How Pope Francis’ diplomacy may change everything, not just US-Cuba relations

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Pope Francis is being hailed around the world — and criticized by some in the U.S. — for his pivotal role in brokering the historic breakthrough in relations between Washington and Havana. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Idaho's new Catholic leader meets followers

The Rev. Peter F. Christensen, Idaho's next Catholic bishop, has set an assignment for himself even before he assumes his office: Learn Spanish. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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