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Marcus Menti, one of the missionaries depicted in 'Freetown,' relives the escape

In 1990, against the odds, eight Mormon missionaries fled a civil war in Liberia and lived to tell about it.

Notre Dame case raises question of who decides if a law restricts religious practice

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Legal observers agree the question of whether or not judges should decide whether a given federal regulation imposes a burden on religious practice may well be an issue the high court could again... Read more »

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Picturing history: Van Buren County Courthouse, Keosaugua, Iowa

William Pitt’s Nauvoo Brass Band performed at the county courthouse in Keosaugua, Iowa, several times in March 1846. Read more »

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Book review: 'Our Savior's Love: Hope and Healing in Christ' highlights Christ's life, character

In "Our Savior's Love: Hope and Healing in Christ," editors Alonzo Gaskill and Stanley Johnson share six moving essays exploring the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Read more »

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Do you fit the mold or break the mold?

As we all grow more aware, I think the conformers will allow mavericks more wiggle room and the renegades will learn to respect those who conform and what they offer. I’m banking on our... Read more »

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'Meet the Mormons' now available for streaming on Netflix

The "Meet the Mormons" movie is now available to stream on Netflix around the world. Read more »

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Temple Square opens 3 new exhibits

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Temple Square welcomed the arrival of three new exhibits on April 2. The three exhibits, “Because He Lives,” “8 Stories,” and “Following Christ Through the Book of... Read more »

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Who are ‘the least of these’? Scholars say they may not be the poor

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When asked to describe the essence of the Christian message, Mother Teresa would often hold up a child’s hand and recite Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:40: Read more »

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TV and Internet? Meh. What the pope really misses are pizza outings.

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Pope Francis told an Argentine newspaper that he never watches TV or logs on to the Internet and, perhaps not surprisingly, sleeps well. Read more »

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11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning

Parts of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church could easily be mistaken for someone's living room, if not for the stained glass window depicting Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of... Read more »

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Knotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challenges

A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. Read more »

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Photos: An archbishop's farewell to Salt Lake City

A mass was held Sunday in Spanish to bid farewell to Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: 'The forget-me-nots of the angels' on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time for remembering, with flowers representing what Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called "the forget-me-nots of the angels" — or, in some cases, smelly irises and lilacs. Read more »

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The Rohingyas: A look into one of the world's most persecuted minorities

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As the international community has been turning its head toward the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya people, take a deeper look into who these people are and why they are so unwanted. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Bells on Temple Square concert marks 10th year

The Bells on Temple Square’s June 12 concert will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the group. The concert, titled “Joyfully Ring” and set to include music from classical to... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: I can't move the mountain, but it always moves me

It didn’t feel like much of victory. And I think, even then, I probably suspected that most victories were hollow at heart, unless you won them for someone or something larger than yourself. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Defending the Faith: Did Book of Mormon witnesses simply see the golden plates with their 'spiritual eyes'?

Critics often declare that the witnesses to the Book of Mormon never claimed to have literally seen or hefted the plates. But those who thus seek to dismiss the testimony of the Eight Witnesses... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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And the winners of the 2014 Whitney Awards are ...

Sarah M. Eden’s “Longing for Home, Book 2: Hope Springs” received the 2014 Whitney Award for Best Novel of the Year, Andrew Hall with the Outstanding Achievement Award and... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Bahá’ís celebrate the Declaration of the Báb

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BahÁ'Ís celebrate the unveiling of their first prophet over the weekend. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Book review: 'Going Home' is a touching novel about leaving mission early

"Going Home," Robbin J. Peterson's first LDS romance novel, is a touching story of a young man's self-discovery and healing. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Author Phyllis Tickle faces death just as she enjoyed life: ‘The dying is my next career’

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Over the past generation, no one has written more deeply and spoken more widely about the contours of American faith and spirituality than Phyllis Tickle. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Obama to Jews: Shared values compel support for Israel

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President Obama came to Washington’s most politically connected synagogue Friday with a dual mission — to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and to mark the first... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Arianna Rees: Why Lindsey Stirling's Billboard dress doesn't matter

When it comes to the people who represent us as Latter-day Saints (our interests, our relationships or our beliefs), we are all or nothing. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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President Obama attends 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday

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President Obama was among worshippers Friday at a Washington, D.C., synagogue at an event to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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