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Why pray? Different faiths are united over common cause

Despite different faiths' beliefs, the reasons for praying are strikingly similar.

Music and the Spoken Word: The gift of life

The world over, regardless of culture or religion, we all realize deep down that life — in any form — is sacred. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Name of second LDS temple in Lima, Peru, announced; Alex Boye welcomes newborn son

On social media this week Mormon Newsroom announced the name of the second temple in Lima, Peru; Alex Boye welcomed a new son to his family, and LDS leaders shared counsel. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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3 quirky ways Passover will be celebrated this year

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Passover, a Jewish holiday requiring participants to eat special meals and participate in religious rituals for eight days, begins April 22. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Elder Clayton tells BYU graduates to get and stay connected

Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to nearly 6,000 graduates on the importance of “getting and staying connected.” Read more »

April 21, 2016

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LDS community mourning deaths in Ecuador as aftershocks continue there, in Japan

Aftershocks in two nations still are shaking and scaring residents as the death toll rises. The Latter-day Saint community in Ecuador is mourning five additional reported deaths, while the Asia... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett now dealing with stroke

Already suffering from pancreatic cancer, former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett had a stroke last week that paralyzed the left side of his body. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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5 faith facts about Prince: Sexy, provocative and religious

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Rock ‘n’ roll, pop, soul, R&B icon Prince has died at age 57. His life and career were often shrouded in mystery; he used a symbol instead of a name to become “The Artist Formerly... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Passover candy: Good or evil?

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The ritual Passover meal requires each participant to eat matzo, drink four cups of wine and — in many Jewish households — end the feast with some really questionable candy. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Prince had strong faith ties throughout his career

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Famous R&B and rock artist Prince died on Thursday at his home. He was 57. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: 3-term US senator joins LDS Church

One year ago this week, Deseret News readers learned about the spiritual journey of a former U.S. senator from South Dakota. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Understanding Passover: Y. professors, others share history, lessons about the holiday

This year’s Passover, which falls a full month after Easter, offers members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints an opportunity to better understand a different tradition filled... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Sharing the gospel in an 'argument culture'

Ours has become a very contentious society. But contention is not an effective way of sharing spiritual things. Instead, we should concentrate on identifying common ground and speaking with our... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Sherry Young: What a family history trip and cattle teach about connections

Cattle and people are not all that different. We need someone who loves and cares about us, and they need us to care about them, dead or alive. When we’re connected, our road seems clearer... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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2 weeks after returning from LDS mission, young woman crowned Days of ’47 queen

Before returning home from her mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Baylee Rose Hogan wrote to her mother and asked for help. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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5 faith facts about Harriet Tubman: 'American Moses' is coming to $20 bill

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Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the Treasury Department is expected to announce Wednesday. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Dying Christopher Hitchens considered Christianity, new book claims

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Before his death at 62, Christopher Hitchens, the uber-atheist and best-selling author of “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything,” considered becoming a Christian. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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80 protesters rally at BYU to ask for honor code amnesty for sexual assault victims

After a rally off campus, protesters marched to the administration building to deliver a petition with more than 90,000 signatures. The petition asks BYU to add an immunity clause to its honor code... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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BYU President Kevin Worthen says university will improve response for sexual assault victims (+ video)

Hours before protesters plan to deliver a petition with 90,000 signatures to him, BYU President Kevin Worthen said in a new video that the university will improve its systems so victims feel safe... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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How South Carolina is making itself 'unwelcome' for refugees

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South Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would require refugees to register and holds their sponsors accountable for their actions. Some believe this law is an affront to religious... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Picturing history: Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial

Situated in the heart of Los Angeles is one of the largest military monuments in the country. It honors the United States soldiers of Fort Moore, including members of the Mormon Battalion. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Mormon Channel Instagram post brings single mother, BYU student together

Paige Thunell, a single mother, never expected that posting a picture of her son on Instagram would lead her to her future husband. However, she has always seen the Lord's hand in her life. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Churches hold classes about white privilege

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A year ago, when the death of Freddie Gray and resulting unrest in Baltimore filled the news, the Rev. Kathy Dwyer felt she had to do something. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Parenting a child with special needs: A Q&A with Ron Fournier

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Ron Fournier, a political writer for National Journal and The Atlantic, has taken a break from politics to discuss a far more important topic: being a father to his son. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Pentecostal revival sweeps parts of West Coast

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They call it the West Coast Rumble: a set of multiweek revivals in Seattle and San Diego, plus a large Christian rally in Los Angeles two weekends ago. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Faith-based groups rush to help quake-stricken Ecuador

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Emergency teams from U.S. faith-based humanitarian relief agencies are on the ground in northwest Ecuador after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took the lives of at least 413 people. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Richard Norby remains positive despite burns over 35 percent of his body, lasting effects of Brussels bombs

Sister Pam Norby, her son Jason and the director of the U of U burn center provided an update Tuesday at a news conference about the care and condition of Elder Richard Norby, the senior Mormon... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Sister Clain released from hospital, Wells has skin graft surgery, Norby family to hold news conference

Sister Fanny Clain, one of four missionaries wounded in the March 22 Brussels attack, has been released from a Belgian hospital. Mason Wells had skin graft surgery on Monday. The family of Elder... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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How new marriage license laws affect couples

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A new law in Kentucky changes the marriage license form in order to protect same-sex couples and county clerks alike. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: This trash was a real treasure

When a Murray woman's extensive lifetime collection of family history was set on the curb for the trash collectors, it was rescued by a neighbor and eventually made its way into the hands of the... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Mormon leader, his wife and daughter among 410 killed in Ecuador quake

A local LDS Church leader died with his wife and youngest daughter as a result of Saturday night's major earthquake in Ecuador, according to a press release issued Monday. Two other Mormons also... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Finding strength in ancestors' experiences

In seeking my kindred dead, I feel bonded not just to my extended family but to all my human brothers and sisters in an eternal circle that transcends time, geography and circumstances. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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John Eldredge’s motorcycle movie is about dreams

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The idea to attempt a 1,000-mile motorcycle trek through the Colorado mountains came after best-selling Christian author John Eldredge and his three sons watched the 2004 miniseries “Long Way... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Syrian refugees sheltered by Pope Francis describe 'miracle' journey

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Three Syrian families flown to Rome by Pope Francis are calling their trip from the battle lines of a five-year civil war to safety in the shadow of the Vatican a “miracle” journey. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Professor suggests Mormon 'social norms' may help rejuvenate America's middle class

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University, cited trends in three trends that could improve the status of the middle class in... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Church members counted among the dead following Ecuador quake

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Ten members killed in disaster. Missionaries accounted for and unharmed. Thousands injured or left homeless. Church providing relief and comfort. Read more »

April 18, 2016

Australian media reports millionaire Mormon's decision to leave work to become LDS general authority

The Australian business media is grappling with the decision of Elder Peter F. Meurs to step down from a high-profile executive job with a large mining company to accept a calling as a General... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Q&A: How NPR host Krista Tippett finds goodness in the world (even during election season)

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Krista Tippett is the host of NPR's "On Being." Her new book, "Becoming Wise," was released April 5. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Noah's Ark theme park to search for all-Christian staff

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The Ark Encounter is a 510-foot long replica of Noah's Ark. It will open in Williamstown, Kentucky, on July 7. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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All Mormon missionaries safe after Ecuador quake, LDS leaders still assessing other impact

A church spokeswoman said Sunday morning that hundreds of LDS missionaries in Ecuador are safe after a massive earthquake that killed more than 200 people. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Canadian Catholic group speaks out against proposed assisted suicide bill

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If passed, Bill C-14 would legalize medically assisted suicide for some Canadians suffering from a terminal disease. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Senior-most LDS missionary injured in Brussels blast returns to Utah

Elder Richard Norby of Lehi, Utah, the Mormon missionary hurt worst in the March 22 Brussels airport bombing, has returned to Utah, nearly three weeks after the return of two other Utah... Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Presiding Bishop dedicates Bishops' Storehouse in cradle of the Restoration

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In this cradle of the Restoration, where Joseph Smith received his vision of the Father and the Son, the Palmyra Bishops' Storehouse was dedicated April 16 by Bishop GÉrald CaussÉ. Read more »

April 16, 2016

Why some big city churches are turning into condo developments

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Buildings that once housed faith communities are being sold and torn down. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Weather the storms

Because that’s the thing to remember about storms — they pass. In the meantime, we can hold fast to those everlasting things. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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'More Than Enough' emphasizes being grateful 'in each moment'

“More Than Enough” follows a family with two young children as they prepare for Passover dinner at their grandmother’s house. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Hamblin & Peterson: Did Jesus teach in this ancient synagogue?

A remarkable discovery was made in 2009 during a construction project at the site of ancient Magdala, near the Capernaum of Jesus and the first apostles. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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U. instructor honored by LDS Institute students

Maggie Cummings, an associate instructor of math at the University of Utah, was honored by university students at the LDS Institute on campus Friday. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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White House sees 'moral obligation' to halt payday loans

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WASHINGTON — White House officials have joined faith leaders in endorsing an end to payday lending abuses that often charge triple-digit interest rates. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Bernie Sanders: No photo with Pope Francis, but more than a Roman souvenir

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VATICAN CITY — In the end, Bernie Sanders got something almost as good as a picture with Pope Francis: blanket international news coverage and a chance to deliver his stump speech wrapped in... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Jimmer posts picture with Kobe, and Marie Osmond releases album

See what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted on social media this week. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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