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BYU Olympian teaches optimism, overcoming trials in TEDxTalk (+video)

Kate Hansen captured the hearts of people throughout the world during the 2014 Olympics.

What's new: 'To Become Like God' shares how people can be more than they think

"To Become Like God" gives insight and clarity to the doctrine that man has great potential. Andrew Skinner helps readers see their true potential in mortality. Read more »

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: How to get happiness at a bargain rate

Sure, you can buy happiness. The problem is, most of us try to buy it in the wrong places. Read more »

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LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day releases original 'Miracle' album

LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day's "Miracles" album was released on June 3. The seven origianl songs on his new album are about having a personal relationship with God, he said. Read more »

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Picturing history: Kirtland Temple, a divine mandate

The Kirtland Temple is a structure of great historical significance to those interested in Latter-day Saint history. Owned and maintained by Community of Christ, it is a must see when visiting the... Read more »

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God? Meaning of life? Many Americans don't seek them in church

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LifeWay Research has taken a close look at what might draw them in, zeroing in on people who say they have not attended a religious service in the past six months except for holidays. Read more »

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Muslim women face threats online

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When Laila Alawa woke up on a recent morning, her phone wouldn’t stop pinging with Twitter notifications. Read more »

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Methodists nominate 3 openly gay candidates for bishop

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At its quadrennial meeting last month, the United Methodist Church decided not to take up contentious LGBT issues. But that’s not stopping its regional conferences from making decisions on... Read more »

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Long PBS piece calls Mormon welfare system huge, impressive

The PBS show "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" highlighted the LDS Church's welfare system this week in a seven-minute report, providing details about the breadth of the program and describing its... Read more »

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Jewish-Iranian refugee who fled the Middle East for the U.S. is now running for Congress — and she could make history

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Anna Monahemi Kaplan, a Jewish-Iranian refugee who has lived in America for nearly 40 years, will make history if she secures the Democratic nomination and proceeds to win the battle for New York's... Read more »

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Tim Tebow reportedly leads in-flight prayer during man's medical emergency

Former football star and TV host Tim Tebow is making headlines after reportedly leading his fellow airplane passengers in prayer after a man on his flight began experiencing a serious medical... Read more »

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Twila Van Leer: Technology makes writing, publishing an ancestor's story easier

Writing a book about an ancestor has never been easier. Technology has made it simple to self-publish even when you want copies only for family. Of course, once you have decided to undertake the... Read more »

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Wright Words: 8 summertime activities under $8

What if long car trips, cross-country adventures or expensive excursions aren’t on the summertime agenda? Read more »

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Did Trump really just become a born-again Christian? Critics respond

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Christian psychologist Dr. James Dobson's claim last week that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently accepted "a relationship with Christ" has sent shock waves throughout the... Read more »

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Presbyterian Church in America repents of ‘racial sins’

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The nation’s second largest Presbyterian denomination has passed legislation repenting for “past failures to love brothers and sisters from minority cultures” and committing its... Read more »

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Catholic bishop apologizes for ‘betrayal’ of sexual abuse

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The Supreme Court delivered its most significant ruling on abortion in a generation Monday (June 27), striking down restrictions on Texas clinics and doctors that threatened to make the procedure... Read more »

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Presbyterians vote to continue pressure on Israel

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Presbyterians at their General Assembly passed several resolutions aimed to pressure Israel to leave territories it has occupied since its 1967 war with neighboring states Read more »

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The ‘Splainer: What does Pope Francis mean when he says ‘apologize’?

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Pope Francis has done it again — stepped on an airplane and into the headlines, this time with a remark that the Catholic Church should “apologize” to homosexuals, women and other... Read more »

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The Clean Cut: USA Olympians strive to 'serve Christ' and give glory to God

David Boudia and Steele Johnson qualified for the Rio Olympics. After their winning dive, the pair expressed their gratitude to God and their desire to be "rooted in Christ." Read more »

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Faith leaders respond to Supreme Court's abortion ruling

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Justices voted 5-3 in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down controversial restrictions on Texas abortion clinics. Read more »

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She fled Russia with her family. Now, she has a powerful message about the refugee crisis

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As the world continues to grapple with a monumental refugee crisis precipitated by the rise of the Islamic State, a music conductor is taking steps to show U.S. citizens the positive impact that... Read more »

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Politician who ignited controversy after taking aim at church's Ramadan sign visits mosque

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A school board member in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who ignited debate after publicly criticizing a Christian church for wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan," has since apologized and visited with... Read more »

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Pope Francis: Christians should apologize to gays and lesbians

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Pope Francis said over the weekend that Christians should apologize to groups whom they have mistreated and offended, specifically mentioning gays and lesbians, exploited women and the poor. Read more »

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Pope's message of peace resonates with Syrian Armenians

For most in Armenia, the visit by Pope Francis will be best remembered for his willingness to declare the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians "genocide" and for his message of peace and... Read more »

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The pro-life plan that could reverse recent attitudes on marriage

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It's been one year since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, and a leading defender of traditional marriage says it's time to take a page from the pro-life movement as a strategy to... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Book review: 'The Assassination of Joseph Smith' shines thought-provoking light on final years of Prophet's life

In "The Assassination of Joseph Smith: Innocent Blood on the Banner of Liberty," author Ryan C. Jenkins gives a thought-provoking account of the slain Prophet's life from Oct. 31, 1838, until his... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Pope visits Armenia's closed border with Turkey on last day

Pope Francis is wrapping up his trip to Armenia with a Sunday liturgy in the Apostolic cathedral celebrated by his Orthodox hosts and a visit to Armenia's closed border with Turkey amid new... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Apocalypse when? How teachings on the end of the world affect modern faith groups

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ISIS is an extreme example of how an apocalyptic worldview affects the way people of faith engage with the world. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Never on Sunday: BYU won't compete on the Sabbath Day, regardless of the consequences

For decades, BYU has fought for the right to compete at the highest levels of college athletics while upholding its longstanding commitment to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not competing on Sundays. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents: 'Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts'

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Every member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other Church leaders participated in the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, addressing the theme "Teach Repentance... Read more »

June 25, 2016

Why Americans embrace on-screen depictions of the end of the world

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The apocalypse is everywhere in contemporary entertainment, appearing in shows like "The Walking Dead" and "The Leftovers." Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Could Brexit be an apocalyptic prediction?

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Political unrest in the European Union might sound familiar to fans of the "Left Behind" book series. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Radiate goodness

The choices we make not only shape our lives but also, in a way, show on our faces. We all know people who seem to have a light in their eyes, people who seem to light up a room. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Hamblin & Peterson: John Knox and the Scottish Reformation

John Knox, the father of Presbyterianism, led an extraordinarily dramatic life not only in Scotland but also in Germany, in Switzerland and at sea. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Book review: 'Conspiracy at Carthage' shares context of US, Mormon history

In “Conspiracy at Carthage: The Plot to Murder Joseph Smith,” author Mark Goodmansen shares information about events surrounding the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Pope prays at Armenia memorial after denouncing 'genocide'

Pope Francis heads to Armenia's genocide memorial for a prayer service, fresh from his ad-libbed declaration that the Ottoman-era massacre of Armenians a century ago was a planned "genocide." Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Donny Osmond remembers Disney's 'Mulan,' David Archuleta flies with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members, and posts from general authorities. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Evangelicals and refugees: Care first, conversion maybe later

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This is the first in a three-part series that looks at evangelical Christians’ complex views of the global migrant crisis as well as how refugees are reacting to evangelical outreach. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Southern Baptists are going to need a bigger tent

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The Southern Baptist Convention was so famously insular for so long that it earned its own joke about members believing they’re the only ones in heaven. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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The reason these Texas highway signs dating back to the 1930s are now sparking controversy

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A debate is raging in the small city of Hondo, Texas, where atheist activists are asking officials to remove two signs that designate the local area "God's country," with secularists calling the... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Primary Children's Hospital chaplains laugh, cry and pray with families

They listen, laugh, cry and pray with kids and their parents who are suffering. From Catholic Mass to LDS Sacrament Meeting, Primary Children's Hospital chaplain services provide emotional support... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Trial ordered for politician accused of impersonating LDS general authority

A former Utah County commissioner was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that he bilked investors for millions after impersonating an LDS Church general authority to assure the development... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Amid changing cultural tides, Pastor Rick Warren launches plan to help churches

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Famed megachurch Pastor Rick Warren is setting his sights on helping fellow faith leaders steer their churches in the right direction, recently announcing that he will host the "Purpose-Driven... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Prominent Christian Johnnie Moore reveals what 'really struck' him about Trump during this week's evangelical meeting

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Author and evangelical leader Johnnie Moore said that there was a common theme that seemed to deeply resonate at this week's evangelical meeting: Trump's stated commitment to religious liberty. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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World-famous drummer says he's on a mission for God

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Internationally known as "The Minister of Groove," drummer Daniel Donnelly has made a name for himself over the past three decades, but now he says he's on a mission for God. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Fight Like Girls group helps women battle life's attackers

After surviving an attack in her own home, Bre Lasley started a organization to encourage women to Fight Like Girls. The organization hosted an introduction night Thursday, with Lasley and... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Arthur Keefer: Faith matters as UK votes on whether to remain in EU

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For the last month, fliers about the United Kingdom’s referendum on the European Union have come through my door with statements like: “The EU costs us at least £350 million a... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Pastor at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel reassigned after five months

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After an usually short time on the job, church officials have reassigned the pastor of the Charleston, S.C., church where a gunman killed nine people during Bible study a year ago. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Survey: White evangelicals say US no longer a Christian nation

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The United States is not a Christian country anymore.That’s according to 59 percent of white evangelical Protestants recently surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Missionary dies in Venezuela

Elder Argenis Jesus Gonzalez Villarroel, a missionary serving in the Venezuela Barcelona Mission, died after his taxi was involved in a traffic accident. Read more »

June 23, 2016

Elder Sabin: 'Six guiding thoughts'

LDS Church News

Six “guiding thoughts” summarize the testimony and service of Elder Gary B. Sabin, sustained April 2 as a new General Authority Seventy. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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