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'Because of Him': LDS video on Christ surpasses 2.6 million YouTube views

An Easter video at the center of a big LDS Church media campaign this week is nearing 3 million YouTube views.

Pope Francis washes feet of elderly, disabled in pre-Easter ritual

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 elderly and disabled people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Picturing history: Washington Park, Quincy, Ill.

One of the most uplifting stories in Latter-day Saint history is that of the kindness shown by the citizens of Quincy, Ill., to the Mormon refugees who had been driven from the state of Missouri in... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Defending the Faith: 'Preach the gospel always; if necessary, use words'

Three significant works of serious Mormon music have now been brought together in one missionary-minded compact disc. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Tips for living: Advice to moms

Author and Time Out for Women presenter Emily Watts offers five tips to mothers to help them avoid becoming overwhelmed. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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A personal Easter parable

When my young son sacrificed himself to keep his little sister safe, he helped our family understand the true meaning of Easter. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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At UVU, Elder Oaks sees hope despite 'alarming' religious liberty trends

Giving his first legal lecture in 29 years, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the LDS Church spoke at UVU's Constitutional Symposium for Religious Freedom, reviewing one old prediction and expressing hope... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Educational freedom and religious schools: Supreme Court hears school tax credit challenge

Supporters of an education tax credit program that offers scholarships to private and religious schools in New Hampshire packed the Supreme Court chambers for arguments on the constitutionality of... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Atheists, Mormon scholars talk religion

Two groups came together Wednesday night to create understanding between groups commonly seen as oppositional. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Religious-themed films find home in Hollywood

The number of religious-based films seems uncharacteristically high in 2014, but the films are finding an audience and making a solid financial return. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Elizabeth Smart talks forgiveness and pressing forward during speech at Boston College

Elizabeth Smart made an appearance at Boston College last Thursday and spoke during the school's Care About Rape Education awareness week, Margaret Burdge with Boston Magazine reported. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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New Harmony: An older brother learns a lesson

Once again last Sunday, as is our lot, we Brigham City 5th warders attended two classes. This time Brother Bateman taught us about Joseph and his brothers. And Brother Hennington, well, he taught... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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The Book of Mormon claims No. 1 spot on list of life-changing books

The Book of Mormon climbed to the top of a list of life-changing books from BestBookRead.com this week, thanks to user votes and social media interaction. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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LDS convert and influential friend reunite after 55 years

After 55 years of praying and searching, David Einfeldt reconnected with the young man who first introduced him to the LDS faith. Here is his story. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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What's new: 'He is Risen' celebrates different perspectives of Easter music

Six songs celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have recently been released on the CD “He is Risen.” Read more »

April 16, 2014

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'Heaven is for Real' delivers a theological moment of truth

Plenty of movies will ask an audience to question its faith; "Heaven is for Real" allows the faithful to examine their beliefs from a position of confidence. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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When Pope Francis washes women’s feet, arguments follow

Is the pope a dissenter? Or are others being legalistic? What does the foot washing ritual represent, anyway? Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Zeroing in on religious hubs, atheists to gather in Salt Lake City for Easter

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Between 600 and 900 atheists are expected in Salt Lake City this coming weekend — including Easter Sunday — for a three-day celebration of nonbelief. Local atheists hope the event will... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Holy Week sees emphasis on Jesus from religious leaders and scholars

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As most of the world's Christians prepare this week to commemorate the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, leaders including Pope Francis emphasize connecting with Jesus' life and... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Tipping points: Is the family doomed?

Is the family as we know it disappearing? Are those who believe in and live within natural, traditional families becoming a minority for the first time in the history of the world? Some... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches a new project: a public school Bible curriculum

The Mustang, Okla., school board voted to adopt a Bible course developed by Steve Green, clearing the way for the Hobby Lobby president to enter another charged arena at the borderline of church... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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‘Blood moon’ sets off apocalyptic debate among some Christians

Could a series of “blood moon” events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration

The LDS Church issued a statement reaffirming its stance on immigration laws on MormonNewsroom.org today. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Wright Words: Despite horrific fire, Mormon couple has inspiring message for the world

The Avery family was tested in ways most cannot fathom. On a spring afternoon like any other, Dirk, Naomi and their five children — members of the Hartwood Ward in the Fredericksburg Stake... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Obama: Religious intolerance has ‘no place in our society’

President Barack Obama on Monday called on Americans to stand up against religious bigotry as he offered his support to the families of those killed in shootings at two Jewish community centers in... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Sikhs honor police officer shot during attack on Wisconsin temple

A Maryland-based Sikh organization honored the retired police officer for his service when a gunman killed six worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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