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Pianist Paul Cardall visits LDS Adriatic North Mission

Pianist Paul Cardall launched a 10-day tour of the Adriatic North Mission in September 2015.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony in O.C. Tanner Gift of Music concert

On Feb. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m., the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony will be joined by the Madeleine Choir School and eight soloists to perform in the Salt Lake Tabernacle for this... Read more »

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Book review: 'Double Play' shares a story of love found in unexpected ways

Sophie thinks her heart belongs with "Rocket" Rogers. His engagement to Ty isn't going to stop her from getting what she wants in the novel "Double Play." But David "Beast" Savage just might change... Read more »

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Understanding DNA testing in family history

DNA testing could be the tool you need to overcome family history roadblocks. Read more »

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How Darwin Day has evolved in the U.S.

It's Darwin Day — the 207th anniversary of the birth of scientist Charles Darwin, marked worldwide by hundreds of events. But not everyone is celebrating. Read more »

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'A more perfect union'

We may never know the ultimate impact Abigail Adams had on the course of our nation, but we do know this: not every decisive moment in history happens in congresses or on battlefields. Read more »

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Jerry Earl Johnston: In Andrew Harvey, East and West meet, then ignite

Andrew Harvey said at the University of Utah last week: “Ask yourself this: 'Which, of all the tragedies in life, is the one that breaks my heart the most?'" When you know that, you will know... Read more »

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HCTO fashions ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

The beloved "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" takes the stage at Hale Center Theater Orem Feb. 18-April 9. Read more »

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'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader (+video)

With a hug and an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic... Read more »

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Evangelical leaders denounce Selective Service for women

WASHINGTON -- Key evangelical figures have come out staunchly against a proposal to register women for a possible military draft, arguing it would weaken America’s military readiness and is... Read more »

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In Mexico, Pope Francis will deliver messages for both sides of the border

Pope Francis’ nearly weeklong tour of Mexico will see the pontiff raise key themes of his papacy as well as issues related to tense national politics in Mexico and even the U.S. presidential... Read more »

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Teaching about religion in a children's museum

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children’s museum in the world, may be a place for fun, but it has also addressed difficult subjects, including the Holocaust,... Read more »

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Sister Linda K. Burton writes about emotional and mental welfare: 'Keep an eternal perspective'

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May we resist the urge to look horizontally for validation and seek the Lord instead in our quest to be emotionally and mentally resilient to meet life’s challenges and changes. Read more »

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces virtual sing-along opportunity

All who have dreamed of singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir now have a chance. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is inviting people throughout the world to join in a virtual sing-along of George... Read more »

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Dalai Lama scheduled to speak at the U. June 21

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21. A planned appearance at the university and participation in the Parliament of the World's... Read more »

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Finding female ancestors is hunt for untold stories, filling in gaps

For Judy G. Russell, finding female ancestors is a hunt for untold stories as much as it is about filling in genealogical gaps. In her class, she taught how to read between the lines of historical... Read more »

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Bill beefing up hate crime statute passes Senate committee

A bill that would define the parameters for a hate crime and increase the penalties for it passed a Senate committee Thursday before a packed committee room. Read more »

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David Archuleta says ‘most fulfilling performances’ were as an LDS missionary

In his latest blog post, David Archuleta wrote about the fulfillment he found while serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

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Darwin Day notwithstanding, evolution debate keeps, well, evolving

In 2005, a federal judge ruled that “intelligent design” — the idea that life is so complex it must have involved some sort of supernatural creator — isn’t science,... Read more »

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The art of confession, according to Pope Francis

The season of Lent, during which Christians focus on repentance, began on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: The Book of Mormon wasn't what they expected

Early critics of the Book of Mormon were certain that, when it appeared, it would be mere chaotic gibberish. They were wrong. People still debate its origins, but it's undeniably a complex and... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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RootsTech presenter shares tips for using Facebook for family history

Thomas MacEntee knows Facebook can be one of the most valuable tools for finding information — the sheer number of people around the world who use Facebook can help locate distant relatives... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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What's new: 'Bible Ites' shares lessons, activities about people in the Bible

From Adam and Eve in the Old Testament to Jesus Christ in the New Testament, “Bible Ites” shares about 52 lessons about individuals, couples or groups in the Bible to help children... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Shared LDS faith strengthens bond between 2 Utah men featured on A&E's new weight-loss show

JJ Peterson and Ray Stewart had never met, but the two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints instantly felt a bond. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Friends, family remember sister missionary killed in Pennsylvania

Friends and family of an LDS missionary who was killed in a car accident in Pennsylvania on Tuesday mourn the loss, but they remember her vibrant personality and positive nature. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Utah Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday

Monsignor Joseph Mayo places ashes on Arianna Vasquez's forehead as Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Larycia Hawkins, Wheaton College offer gratitude, move on

At an often-emotional press conference to discuss the confidential agreement they had reached to part ways, Wheaton College’s president and Larycia Hawkins expressed gratitude for their time... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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West gathers digital arsenal against Islamic State -- to what effect?

Twitter recently announced it had suspended 125,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.” Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Bernie Sanders supported religious liberty in menorah dispute

As mayor of Burlington, Vt., Bernie Sanders took a decisive stand on a religious liberty question, supporting the placement of a Hanukkah menorah on public property, according to documents... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: The most important words you'll ever say

I once asked someone I respect a great deal, “Do you think you’ve been so successful in your career because you are a good communicator?” This person replied, “Tiffany, that... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Joseph and Emma Smith's home in Harmony, Pennsylvania

The Harmony, Pennsylvania, home of Joseph and Emma Smith has been rebuilt on the site where it stood when Joseph and Emma lived there in the late 1820s. It was part of the overall plan of the... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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LDS sister missionary from Kaysville killed in Pennsylvania crash

A sister missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died in an automobile accident Tuesday in Pennsylvania, church officials confirmed. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Kansas City teacher astonishes with $2 million gift to Jesuits

Even people who knew Anna Kurzweil well wouldn’t have guessed she was a millionaire. She grew up on a farm outside of Kansas City, the youngest of eight children, and entered the convent for... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Pope briefs priests: Don't be smug, don't judge sinners

A specially-recruited group of priests received last-minute instructions from Pope Francis Tuesday before fanning out through the world to show a more merciful face of the Catholic Church to sinners. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces 7 cities for European tour

During its European tour this summer, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will visit Berlin, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Vienna, Brussels, Zurich and Rotterdam. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Forbes features Rootstech company competition

One of the judges of the Innovator's Showdown, a competition between app developers, shared her thoughts on the apps on the Forbes website. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Religious freedom essential for free, prosperous society

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks affirms that the teachings and free practice of religion are essential to a free and prosperous society. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

Multimedia storytelling can help make family history more accessible, easier to share

When multiple media sources are used together to tell a story that's passed down in a family, it become more dynamic and assumes more dimensions than words typed onto a page, said Devin Ashby, a... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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The struggles of minority faiths arenít over yet ó Sikh actor kept off flight for refusing to remove his turban

President Obama spoke out against anti-Muslim sentiment last week, but other minority faith groups experience similar injustices. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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How Pope Francis follows a long history interfaith work by past pontiffs

Pope Francis is not the first Catholic Church leader to extend olive branches to leaders of other faiths. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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LDS missionary department leader: Zika has 'our utmost attention'

The assistant executive director in the LDS Church’s Missionary Department, in a Q&A posted online by the church on Monday, said missionary health is the department's first priority but that... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Larry King interviews Lindsey Stirling about her career, new book and LDS faith

In an interview with Larry King, Lindsey Stirling talked about her career as a musician, her new book and her LDS faith. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Wheaton provost apologizes to Larycia Hawkins; she's leaving

Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins, who faced termination from her tenured post at the evangelical school for publicly saying Christians and Muslims worship the “same God,” has... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Women hired by LDS Church History Department making huge strides in Mormon women's history

Kate Holbrook, the woman hired to be the first women's historian in the history of the Church History Department, and three female colleagues have improved the department's scholarship and are... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: Finding the first use of the name Christ in the Book of Mormon

If Jesus Christ is the central figure of the Book of Mormon, why isn’t the name Christ used until 78 pages in to the Book of Mormon? Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Elder Oaks to speak at Johns Hopkins on international religious liberty

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will speak Tuesday at the School of Advanced International Studies on the Washington, D.C., campus of Johns Hopkins University. The topic... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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LDS Church donates additional $5 million to refugee crisis; President Uchtdorf shares refugee experience

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared his personal experience as a child refugee and discussed what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is doing to help with the European refugee crisis. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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LDS missionaries safe in Taiwan after earthquake

A strong earthquake in southwestern Taiwan killed at least five people and trapped dozens more, but an LDS mission president sent an email to parents Friday to say the Mormon missionaries in the... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Learning from generations

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Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president, and Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president, spoke during the Family Session at RootsTech on Feb. 6. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

LDS World: Lessons from the Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer is more than rote repetition, more than a pattern as to how we communicate with God. The overriding intention is to condition a certain mindset when we pray that can be derived... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Priesthood keys facilitate work of salvation on both sides of the veil, Church leaders teach at RootsTech

LDS Church News

Several new resources were introduced to priesthood leaders at a special session of RootsTech to facilitate the work of salvation for the living and the dead, combining instruction from the... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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