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'His paths are righteous': Elder Cook speaks to young adults in Logan area

Elder Quentin L. Cook, an apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke Sunday.

Flogging of Saudi blogger delayed again on medical grounds; sentenced to 1,000 lashes

The planned flogging of a Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam has been delayed for a second straight week, a leading international rights group said Thursday, a move that comes amid mounting... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Religious response to postponed abortion bill vote illustrates differences across denominational lines

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There was no unified response from religious communities to the House GOP's canceled plan to vote on a post-20 weeks abortion ban. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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The religious politics of abortion are more nuanced than we think

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Abortion politics are never very far beneath the surface in American life, but every year around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, handed down Jan. 22,... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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LDS mission president's wife dies

Sister Carol Hansen, wife of Salt Lake City Mission President Stephen Hansen, died unexpectedly Wednesday. She had been fulfilling a dream by serving her first mission for The Church of Jesus... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Have we found the oldest manuscript of Mark's Gospel? An ancient mummy mask may have the answer

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Is a papyrus fragment found in a "mummy mask" the oldest manuscript of Mark's Gospel? The news has created global excitement — and skepticism. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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What word choices say about the State of the Union's faith connection

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President Barack Obama may stand out for how often he includes the word "god" in his State of the Union addresses, but many people of faith were dissatisfied by his omission of the poor Tuesday night. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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What's new: 'A Refuge from the Storm' by President Packer shares about the priesthood, family and church

President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of LDS Church, explains different principles and aspects of the gospel in the recent book “A Refuge from the Storm:... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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New Harmony: Gospel truth blooms where it will bloom

As Mormons, we have a fondness for saying, “Bring the good you already have and we will add to it.” We’re more cautious about saying “Bring the good you already have and add... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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LDS dad among finalists for Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest

Jason Johnson enjoys spending time with his family, and for the past three years, entering Doritos' Super Bowl commercial contest has been an opportunity to do just that. But this year, the video... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Picturing history: Wilford Woodruff baptismal site

Wilford Woodruff was baptized on Dec. 31, 1833, in Grindstone Creek near the site where it flows under present-day CR 28 in Oswego County, New York. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Your guide to enjoying the Salt Lake Interfaith Season

"Everybody has a right to be, and if they come here they will be accepted for who they are," Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable vice chairwoman Josie Stone said on the first day of the 2015 Interfaith... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Wright Words: BYU freshman finds faith, 'tender mercies' after fall

Heather Burton was climbing her way to a valuable life lesson. The most important things we learn don’t always come in a classroom. They hit us when we least expect them — like on sunny... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Judge: FLDS leader's brothers can avoid child labor queries

Two brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs can cite their religion in refusing to answer questions about suspected child labor violations on a Utah pecan farm, a federal judge ruled... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Why the world needs rich Christians

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Christianity Today's Amy Becker writes that we need rich Christians. Here's why. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" made headlines this week. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Saudi single women challenge tradition in love and marriage

Amna Fatani knows she wants a brilliant career and a life different from that of Saudi women of her mother's generation who married early, usually to a husband not of their own choosing. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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A victory for religious liberty: Supreme Court allows Muslim inmates to grow beards

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Supporters of religious freedom say Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing a Muslim inmate in Arkansas to grow a beard is part of a continuing commitment by the high court to guarantee... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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David Archuleta blogs about life in the spotlight as an introvert

While Archuleta appears to be at ease behind a microphone, he recently expressed in a blog post on his website that other aspects of fame have placed him outside his comfort zone. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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5 people who say they've been to heaven

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What does heaven look like? We're not entirely sure, but these five people say they have some sort of idea. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Christian caveman finds God in Wilderness, South Africa

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Past the beach, down the overgrown train tracks and through a darkened tunnel sits Clifford’s Cave. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Rabbi Jack Moline to head the Interfaith Alliance

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Rabbi Jack Moline, a congregational rabbi who briefly led the nation’s top Jewish Democratic group, is the new head of the Interfaith Alliance, a staunch voice in Washington for the... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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LDS missionary collapses, dies during ward soccer activity

A healthy, athletic 20-year-old LDS Church missionary from Pasco, Wash., collapsed Friday night during a break in a ward soccer activity in Mexico. Efforts to resuscitate him failed. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Supreme Court rules for Muslim prisoner and religious freedom

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The Supreme Court ruled unanimously for a Muslim prisoner Tuesday, deciding he has a religious-freedom right to grow a half-inch beard. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

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Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting." Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Mormon designer shares goodness, has missionary opportunities through app and Instagram account

For the past 18 years, Rhonna Farrer has tried to incorporate her mantra, "uplift and inspire," into her work as an artist. Now she shares positive messages with more than 60,000 followers on... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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