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Injured LDS senior missionary shares long recovery from Brussels bombing

Since the moment a terrorist bomb at the Brussels airport broke his body, Richard Norby has had a lack of pain.

5 faith facts about Tim Kaine: ‘I do what I do for spiritual reasons’

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine, the junior Democratic senator from Virginia and former governor of that state, as her vice presidential running mate... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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How religious commitment affects people's reactions to medical advancements

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Highly committed people of faith are more likely than other Americans to be concerned about biotechnologies like genetic editing, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Can Hillary Clinton finally close the ‘God gap’?

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As Democrats gather for the convention in Philadelphia that will formally nominate Hillary Clinton, the party faces an extraordinarily fortuitous set of circumstances. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Days of '47 Parade: 'Pioneers: Inspiring today's generation!'

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With 130 entries from LDS stakes, high schools, churches and other organizations, this year's Days of '47 Parade showed how community members from all over the state of Utah are proud to share how... Read more »

July 26, 2016

Twila Van Leer: Wow! I'm part of history, too

We all add to the history of the time and place where accident or design destined us to live out our lives. Indulge me while I wallow in a bit of nostalgia about my own place in history. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Wright Words: What I learned on a trail near Machu Picchu

Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed in every way, with the exception of the in-over-his-head host. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Pioneer Day sunrise service: 'A legacy of faith'

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Hundreds begin Pioneer Day celebration at annual sunrise service. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. addresses 'A Legacy of Faith' during Days of '47 Sunrise Service

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Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., counsels descendants of all pioneers to embrace the legacy and determination of their ancestors. Read more »

July 25, 2016

President Uchtdorf visits refugees in Athens, Greece

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf — himself a former refugee —visited refugee camps in Athens on July 22 — reaching out to those forced to leave their country in order to escape war,... Read more »

July 25, 2016

Famed British sextet highlights Pioneer Day concert of choir and orchestra

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The world-acclaimed King’s Singers, longtime friends of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, highlighted this year’s Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert of the choir and Orchestra at Temple... Read more »

July 25, 2016

First-timers and veterans among thousands to enjoy Days of '47 Parade

The date July 24 may not hold meaning for some, but to Utahns, it marks an important celebration of pioneer heritage and family traditions. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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President Uchtdorf presents $3 million to combat world hunger

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In an effort to help combat hunger across the globe, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, presented a $3 million donation from the Church to the World Food... Read more »

July 25, 2016

Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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President Uchtdorf visits refugees; presents $3 million from LDS Church to help refugees

Days after presenting $3 million to the World Food Programme to help refugees, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf visited refugee camps in Athens, Greece. “These refugees are our brothers and... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Should you teach your kids to hit back?

An Irish psychologist is making waves with his suggestion that parents teach their kids to fight back. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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President and Sister Uchtdorf visit site of Rome Italy Temple: 'It is impressive to see'

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During a recent trip to Italy, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, and his wife, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf, visited the Rome Italy Temple site on July 17. Read more »

July 24, 2016

Catholic leaders speak out as controversy continues over divorced, remarried church members

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Should divorced and remarried Catholics be allowed access to communion? Pope Francis and some bishops disagree. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Book review: 'The Spider and the Sparrow' is a WWI tale of hope in dark places

"The Spider and the Sparrow" is a luxuriously historical tale of espionage in France and Germany during World War I. Readers will appreciate the tragic yet hopeful look at the horrors of war as... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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What motivates (the few) evangelicals who support Hillary Clinton?

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Seventeen percent of white evangelicals plan to vote for Hillary Clinton, according to Pew Research Center. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Thousands of youth participate in the Days of '47 youth parade

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More than 5,000 children gathered on July 23 for the annual Union Pacific Youth Parade as part of the Days of '47 celebration. Stakes from around the state were invited to participate in one of the... Read more »

July 23, 2016

Music and the Spoken Word: 'Strong Men, Brave Women and Sturdy Children'

If you could talk to some of those men, women and children, they would probably tell you that they didn’t always feel strong, brave and sturdy. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Book review: 'By the Stars' is a low-key love story set during World War II

"By the Stars" is a World War II love story that lacks suspense and drama but reminds readers everyone has a story to tell. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

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Does Hollywood demean or misrepresent Christianity? That's a question that Pure Flix Entertainment, producers of "God's Not Dead 2," asked Americans in a survey conducted through the Barna Group. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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How would you describe God in just one sentence?

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Famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham was recently asked by a reader to explain how he would respond if asked to "put the heart" of what he believes about God into one simple sentence. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Muslims celebrate lifting of Lagos hijab ban

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Muslims in Nigeria are celebrating a court ruling that lifted a ban on girls in public school wearing the hijab in Lagos state. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Hamblin & Peterson: Swedish city has long religious history

Less than an hour north of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is a small city that has played a remarkable role in history since pagan times. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Donald Trump's 'evangelical moment' during Thursday's acceptance speech included this vow

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Amid ongoing debate, Donald Trump, who has openly courted evangelicals in recent months, notably thanked them for their support during his Republican National Convention address on Thursday night. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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In Germany, secular ‘confirmation’ thrives again

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In late 1945, after the end of World War II, Kurt Neumann began digging in his garden. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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James Dobson joins evangelicals for Trump

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James Dobson has endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump for president, further boosting the candidate’s standing among evangelical voters. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Bryce Harper posts about his new scriptures; The Gardiner Sisters go on tour with Us the Duo

Last week on social media, Major League Baseball player Bryce Harper posted about his new LDS scriptures and The Gardiner Sisters started their tour with Us the Duo. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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See how this forgotten Holocaust history is being given new life

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Some Jewish historians' personal stories of Holocaust survival had reportedly fell into obscurity due to a language barrier, but are now seeing new light after one man embarked on a journey to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Trump sparks activists' quest to register 1 million Muslims to vote. Here are the details

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Muslim Americans make up around 1 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for about 3.3 million people. But despite constituting such a small sliver of the populace, Muslim advocates are looking... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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US cardinal says ‘Christian nations’ in West must counter Islamic influx

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A prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam “wants to govern the world” and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert “the Christian origin of our own nation” in order to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Revealed: What a draft of the Democratic Party Platform says about Israel and abortion

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As Republicans prepare to adjourn their national convention on Thursday evening, the media and the public at large are sure to quickly turn their attention to next week's Democratic National... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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How #ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire used Facebook to shut down Zimbabwe

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Leaning over his desk in Harare, the Zimbabwe flag’s green, red, yellow and black stripes draped around his neck, Pastor Evan Mawarire looked into the camera and launched an uprising. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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New subjects of 'Meet the Mormons' share their stories, LDS faith

Three families are being featured in new vignettes of "Meet the Mormons." They have shared their stories in hopes of helping to promote the LDS faith worldwide. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Two theological accounts of evil

The Mormon account of the origin of Satan avoids one of the major problems that face other, more traditional accounts. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Online manners improve when real people show up

While it's true that people say nastier things online than they would in person, the tone changes for the better when the object of digital derision actually engages in the conversation. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: When former Gov. Boggs' group traveled with the ill-fated Donner Party

A little-known, interesting fact about the Donner Party is that at one point during their journey, they traveled with the same wagon train as former Missouri Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Who was Mary Magdalene? New book explores the life of the saint

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The biblical figure of Mary Magdalene has been “interpreted and misinterpreted, just as Jesus has been interpreted and misinterpreted,” according to Michael Haag, historian and author... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Utah man credits God for survival of 4 near-death experiences

Since he was 12 years old, Brandon Sulser has survived four near-death experiences: a brain injury, a broken neck, freezing to death and a head-on collision. Although his life story appears to be... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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LDS general authorities and their church history heroes

Several LDS general authorities have written about their church history heroes and the gospel principles illustrated in their lives. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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A majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should address this issue — and it endangers thousands of Christians across the globe

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The majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should show a commitment to addressing Christian persecution across the globe. Now, one group has a challenge for Hillary Clinton and... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Site that some biblical scholars say is the Garden of Eden just became a world heritage site

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An oasis in the middle of the Iraqi desert that some biblical scholars believe is the site of — or at least the inspiration for — the Garden of Eden as described in Genesis has... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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2016 Republican Party Platform offers praise for Israel. Here's the one thing that's missing from the text

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After much speculation surrounding proposed pro-Israel language in draft copies of the 2016 Republican Party Platform, the final version of the document, indeed, expresses "unequivocal support" for... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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The 'Splainer: The empire of the US-based imam accused in the Turkish coup attempt

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Turkey’s crackdown of those suspected in the failed July 15 military coup widens, with the firing of 492 people at its top Islamic authority. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Unique float with working waterfall heads to Days of '47 Parade

Mont Ashworth built a one-of-a-kind float for the Days of '47 Parade, complete with glitter, 25 moving foam pieces and a functioning waterfall. He began buidling the float in May. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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5 diverse appeals to God that were just made during the Republican National Convention

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As critics continue to warn that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump might face roadblocks when it comes to courting minority faiths, there's something quite interesting unfolding at the... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Russian Orthodox Church calls boycotted Crete council ‘an important event’

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The Russian Orthodox Church, whose boycott of a major summit of Orthodox Christian leaders in Crete last month threatened to slow down efforts to promote greater unity, has declared the meeting... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Jerry Earl Johnston: At times the people we view as villains are really heroes

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that people walk into the Dairy Queen in Perry, Utah, see a man slicing potatoes, and make assumptions about him. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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