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Defending the Faith: A day for grateful reflection

We cannot possibly repay what we owe for the unearned blessings we've received, but we can at least be thankful.

Can Jews and Muslims get along? 60 imams and rabbis meet in Washington to try

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Frustrated by dangerously high tensions between Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land, 60 imams and rabbis gathered Sunday to hatch concrete plans to bridge the gulf between their communities, minus... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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LDS missionary becomes part of pilgrim history in England

A knowledge of his family history recently placed one missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the spotlight. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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New friends plan to work together to defend marriage after Vatican conference

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Leaders from multiple religions said they were energized and optimistic as they left the Vatican's interfaith marriage summit last week. They told the Deseret News about what they hope to see... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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7 bizarre ways religious leaders have raised chuch awareness

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Here is a list of unique and often bizarre ways that congregation leaders have raised awareness and funds for their churches. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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Mormon couple celebrates 81st wedding anniversary

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On Nov. 25 in the small town of Byron, Wyoming, Edwin and Geri Neville will celebrate their 81st wedding anniversary. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Sea turtles and looking toward the light

We weren’t born to be restricted by our shells, or buried with fear, or stay surrounded by darkness. We were born with light and with the innate instinct to let light guide us. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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Giving thanks now and always, part 2

New perspectives on Thanksgiving can lead to greater understanding of the Atonement. This is the second of two columns. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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LDS Church releases renderings of final Provo MTC expansion plans

Construction will begin next summer on an expansion of the LDS Church's missionary training center in Provo. The expansion will increase the MTC's capacity to host and train 3,500 missionaries at a... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Mormons finding a home in southern New Jersey

A piece of Camden's criminal past is making way for a more righteous future. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Do you want faith with that? New crowd-funding campaign aims to bring McDonald's to church

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A new Indiegogo campaign is asking for financial support to bring burgers and fries to a church near you. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Giving thanks now and always

New perspectives on Thanksgiving can lead to greater understanding of the Atonement. This is the first of two columns. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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What's new: 'Walk Beside Me' adds vibrancy to familiar Primary tunes

Capitol String Quartet presents an entertaining twist on popular Primary songs that are enjoyable for all ages. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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In Our Lovely Deseret: Receive all things with thanks — it is the season for our hearts to rejoice

Both the Pilgrims and the Mormon pioneers suffered and sacrificed for their faith, remained close to God through all their sufferings and turned to him with praise and thanksgiving when their... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Be thankful — there's a theology of gratitude

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As Thanksgiving approaches, sometimes the emphasis on gratitude is forgotten in a feast of food, football and shopping. But gratitude crosses religious boundaries and a trait admired by most... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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Reader voices: I'm trying to be a Mormon

Mormonism is less what you believe and more who you serve. Heaven isn't full of clouds and space, it will be full of people; the same people who are here now. None of us are perfect, which is one... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Talking religion with Polycarp the cabbie

Poli, his wife and four children left Sinaloa to get away from the drug craziness. I figured when a family looks for refuge in a tough border town like Mexicali, it shows how bad things are getting... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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Mormon creator of 'Battlestar Galactica' dared to produce something profound

Television is a medium that celebrates vapidity, but with "Battlestar Galactica," Glen A. Larson produced something profound. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Capturing 'Mormon Faces': LDS mother, daughter share goodness on Instagram

A fascination with people and a desire to share goodness led Sandi and Claire Gentry — a mother and daughter from Ladera Ranch, California — to create an Instagram account they titled... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Elder Robert B. Harbertson, LDS general authority and USU basketball star, dies at 82

Elder Robert B. Harbertson, who served as a general authority of the LDS Church from 1984-89 and was a Utah State University basketball star in the early 1950s, died of cancer on Tuesday in Farmington. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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How does a school move on after a shooting?

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There have been many school shootings in the United States as of late. So how does a school move on? Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Pope Francis tackles autism as families seek hope and support

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Michele and Vinny Arbogast of New York were devastated when their son Kyle was diagnosed with autism as he struggled to speak as a toddler nearly a decade ago. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Clinging to the traditional certainties of Thanksgiving

With unusual circumstances this year, a proposal to go out to eat — for Thanksgiving enchiladas — seemed attractive until the fourth Thursday has gotten closer and I have found myself... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Deseret Book downtown window display to be unveiled Friday

The new window display for the downtown Deseret Book store will be unveiled Friday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Vernal teens catch vision of early-morning indexing

Youths from a Vernal ward spend every other Tuesday mornings at the temple and then indexing on the other Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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