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Some 2,500 gather for groundbreaking for Star Valley Wyoming Temple

Some 2,500 spread out over what was once the Haderlie Farm south of Afton, Wyoming

Elder Oaks warns of rising secularism, champions religious freedom

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Apostle warns of rising secularism and calls for the protection of religious freedoms. Read more »

April 23, 2015

5 professional athletes who stand up for their religious beliefs

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While Tim Tebow might be the most recognizable religious athlete, there are plenty of others. Here are five. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Activists demand Obama appoint envoy for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

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WASHINGTON — Beheadings, enslavement, kidnappings and rape plague minority religious communities across the Middle East, and it’s time for President Obama to fill a job created to... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to the man who led the nation's third-largest archdiocese and... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Utah woman produces her own Book of Mormon musical

Sherry Allred, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the composer and writer of “Nephi and the Sword of Laban,” a musical that has “been brewing within... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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After flareups, religious freedom bills get cold shoulder in two states

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The governors of North Carolina and Michigan, where legislators are weighing bills to strengthen religious freedom protections, are cooling to the idea after similar pushes ignited controversy. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Cause for Hope mentors help South, Central American families out of poverty

Cause for Hope helps families in poverty to become self-sufficient business owners, budget-keepers and entrepreneurs. Its unique mentoring program has helped 1,600 families since 2001 in poor... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Elder Perry resting at home after brief hospitalization for 'breathing difficulties'

Elder L. Tom Perry, 92, returned home Wednesday night and was resting comfortably, a church spokesman said, after a short stay in the hospital for observation and testing due to trouble breathing. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Q&A: How would you respond if your Christian daughter became a Muslim?

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Alana Raybon was baptized as a child in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended youth activities and vacation Bible school and even sang in the choir. But today, she wears a headscarf... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Is feeding the poor a religious practice? This woman in Texas thinks it is

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On April 7, a Texas woman was reportedly fined $2,000 and charged with a Class C misdemeanor for feeding the homeless outside of her food truck. She is fighting the charge, claiming a religious... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Charles Stanley declines award after Jews question his views on gays

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Amid a heated debate over his vocal opposition to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, Atlanta pastor Charles Stanley will decline an award he planned to accept from the Jewish National Fund in... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Nurtured by church, Vietnamese immigrants eagerly await pope

Ly Nguyen and his family knew little about Philadelphia when they moved here from Vietnam more than 20 years ago, but they knew where to turn for help — the Roman Catholic Church. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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'Cupcake Wars' champion, Minnesota community honor LDS girl who died of cancer

This is the story of one girl, two women and a cupcake. It is a story of light in the dark, and the influence that one person can have on thousands. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Picturing history: Cultural Hall, Nauvoo, Illinois

The Cultural Hall in Nauvoo, Illinois, had more than 20 other different uses, including entertainment, church meetings, business, dances and funerals. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Tips for living: 'A Mighty Change' focuses on the importance of change

Ed J. Pinegar’s recent book, “A Mighty Change: How Humility, Gratitude, and Love Bring Us Closer to Christ” focuses on the importance of change, and the blessing change brings in... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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The best (and worst) countries for religious freedom

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Where does religious freedom exist across the world? Here's a look at the countries with the least (and most) religious freedom. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Spiritual journey leads 3-term U.S. senator to LDS Church

The announcement was ordinary and without fanfare. Larry Pressler would be confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the weekly services of the Chevy Chase... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Episcopal bishops' long-planned trip to Cuba takes on character of 'diplomatic mission'

The Episcopal Church's 78th annual General Convention in Salt Lake City this summer could determine Episcopal Church in Cuba's return to the Episcopal Church, says the Right Rev. Scott Hayashi of... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: When kids get in the way of parenting

The trick is knowing when to let things flow in a natural way and when to push your plan through even in the wake of resistance and chaos. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Elder Andersen dedicates new institute building at ASU Polytechnic Campus

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Urging students to make it welcome to all, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated a new institute building April 19 at the Arizona State University Polytechnic... Read more »

April 21, 2015

5 lessons from the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn

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When Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Missouri Bishop Robert Finn, who was convicted three years ago for failing to report a priest suspected of child abuse, the pontiff sent a powerful... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Sweeping size of Payson Temple reflects growth in LDS temple work, attendance

The first public images of the inside of the sweeping Payson Utah Temple were released Tuesday, days before the start of a monthlong open house expected to draw 500,000 visitors. Leaders said the... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Physicist tells New York Times he keeps a copy of Book of Mormon on his shelf

Freeman Dyson, a physicist and mathematician, recently sat down with The New York Times, sharing that the most unexpected book he keeps on his bookshelf is a copy of the Book of Mormon. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Tickets sell out for 'Book of Mormon' musical's Salt Lake run

The only tickets left Monday night for the "Book of Mormon" musical's summer tour stop in Salt Lake City were for seats with partially obstructed views, but the resale market is robust. Also, the... Read more »

April 20, 2015

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