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Faith leaders leave Vatican with hopes for start of a new marriage movement

Leaders of the Catholic, protestant, evangelical and other faiths wrapped up a three-day conference on marriage.

In Our Lovely Deseret: Receive all things with thanks — it is the season for our hearts to rejoice

Both the Pilgrims and the Mormon pioneers suffered and sacrificed for their faith, remained close to God through all their sufferings and turned to him with praise and thanksgiving when their... Read more »

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New friends plan to work together to defend marriage after Vatican conference

Leaders from multiple religions said they were energized and optimistic as they left the Vatican's interfaith marriage summit last week. They told the Deseret News about what they hope to see... Read more »

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Reader voices: I'm trying to be a Mormon

Mormonism is less what you believe and more who you serve. Heaven isn't full of clouds and space, it will be full of people; the same people who are here now. None of us are perfect, which is one... Read more »

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Be thankful — there's a theology of gratitude

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As Thanksgiving approaches, sometimes the emphasis on gratitude is forgotten in a feast of food, football and shopping. But gratitude crosses religious boundaries and a trait admired by most... Read more »

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Talking religion with Polycarp the cabbie

Poli, his wife and four children left Sinaloa to get away from the drug craziness. I figured when a family looks for refuge in a tough border town like Mexicali, it shows how bad things are getting... Read more »

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Mormon creator of 'Battlestar Galactica' dared to produce something profound

Television is a medium that celebrates vapidity, but with "Battlestar Galactica," Glen A. Larson produced something profound. Read more »

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Capturing 'Mormon Faces': LDS mother, daughter share goodness on Instagram

A fascination with people and a desire to share goodness led Sandi and Claire Gentry — a mother and daughter from Ladera Ranch, California — to create an Instagram account they titled... Read more »

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Elder Robert B. Harbertson, LDS general authority and USU basketball star, dies at 82

Elder Robert B. Harbertson, who served as a general authority of the LDS Church from 1984-89 and was a Utah State University basketball star in the early 1950s, died of cancer on Tuesday in Farmington. Read more »

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How does a school move on after a shooting?

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There have been many school shootings in the United States as of late. So how does a school move on? Read more »

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Pope Francis tackles autism as families seek hope and support

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Michele and Vinny Arbogast of New York were devastated when their son Kyle was diagnosed with autism as he struggled to speak as a toddler nearly a decade ago. Read more »

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Deseret Book downtown window display to be unveiled Friday

The new window display for the downtown Deseret Book store will be unveiled Friday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Vernal teens catch vision of early-morning indexing

Youths from a Vernal ward spend every other Tuesday mornings at the temple and then indexing on the other Tuesday. Read more »

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Klein Ward youths index 107,000 names in two months

An indexing challenge of boys versus girls brings out not only a competitive spirit but also surprises the young men and women of a Klein Ward with how easy and fun family history work can be. Read more »

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Dalai Lama to speak at religion parliament in Salt Lake City

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be one the keynote speakers Oct. 15-19 at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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David Archuleta and Studio C to perform at RootsTech 2015

"American Idol" finalist David Archuleta and BYUtv's Studio C are the latest be announced as participants at RootsTech 2015, the largest family history conference in the world. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Pastors opposed to same-sex marriage vow not to participate in any civil ceremonies

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What’s the surest way conservative pastors can avoid any government mandate to perform same-sex marriages? According to one prominent religious journal and a growing number of ministers, the... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Some evangelicals welcome Obama’s plan for immigration reform

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While Republican leaders blast President Obama for taking executive action on immigration reform, some prominent evangelical leaders are welcoming the president’s plans to keep about 5... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Is saying the Pledge of Allegiance voluntary? Family and school spar in court

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Attorneys offered contrasting interpretations of the Pledge of Allegiance during oral arguments Wednesday in a New Jersey family's lawsuit claiming a school district is discriminating against their... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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What the heck is RootsTech and 6 reasons why you can't miss it

Thousands of people will be converging on Salt Lake this next year to attend RootsTech. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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What Uber can learn from this biblical figure

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Uber is riding high in terms of startup companies. But its recent fall from grace shows there may be problems brewing — ones it can avoid if it reads a certain biblical story. Read more »

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Brittany Maynard, right-to-die voice, advocates from the grave

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Brittany Maynard chose to die Nov. 1, but on what would have been her 30th birthday Wednesday, her voice in support of the Right to Die movement rang loud. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty

Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Defending the Faith: A note on the limits of archaeology

Archaeological research has provided invaluable knowledge about ancient history and the human past more generally. But, like everything human in this life, it has distinct limitations. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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'Fire is catching,' so catch up with Katniss

For those who may not be as familiar with Suzanne Collins' book trilogy, here's what you need to know heading into the first leg of the two-part finale. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Cancer patient finds strength in indexing

Diana Karras, of Roy, got into indexing before she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma cancer. Indexing helped her through her ordeal with cancer that is now in remission. Read more »

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