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BYUtv releases 'New Day for the Book of Mormon' documentary

The documentary features comments from church leaders, as well as leaders of various other religions.

Study shows Sikhs in America are still victims of misunderstanding and prejudice

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Because of their south Asian heritage and traditional turbans, Sikh males in America continue to be subjected to prejudice, bullying and even violence, a new study reveals. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Don't cheat, kids: Use NFL's 'deflategate' to discuss honesty

In school, work, even on the playground, the integrity score is more integral than the outcome. And if our children leave home knowing nothing but that, they're bound to find success. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Obama promotes religious tolerance in India speech

President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Auschwitz survivor: Being alive is best ‘revenge’

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TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) Shortly after the Nazi invasion of what was then Hungary in May 1944, Renee Ganz’s family and most of the 25,000 Jews in the city of Oradea were forced into cattle cars... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Boston bombing jury excludes some Catholics

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As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area’s 2 million Roman Catholics are growing frustrated with criteria that effectively... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Most Americans are clueless about Sikhs

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Most Americans know little or nothing about Sikhs and many mistake the turban-wearing faithful for Muslims, a new survey shows. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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First female bishop ordained in Church of England amid ongoing controversies

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More than 1,000 people watched as Uganda-born Archbishop of York John Sentamu, laid hands on the Rev. Libby Lane Monday (Jan. 26), making her the eighth bishop of Stockport and the first woman... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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'In Football We Trust' puts a religious twist on a familiar story

"In Football We Trust" is not the first film to paint the dream of professional sports as an all-or-nothing venture, but it may be the first to suggest that religion offers an alternative path to... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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LDS apostle Elder David A. Bednar offers prayer over Utah Senate

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On the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature, an LDS apostle offered a blessing over lawmakers for the session. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

Steven Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event

Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Some Republican presidential hopefuls court evangelicals

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Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings,... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Church of England consecrates first female bishop

Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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'His paths are righteous' — Elder Cook speaks to young adults in Logan area

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks to young adults in the Logan, Utah, area. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings,... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Deseret News National Edition explores Sundance's impact on the community

The Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City. Its mission is to discover, support and inspire independent film and theater artists to tell their stories and provide an opportunity for... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Book review: Young widow's memoir presents a poignant look at overcoming grief

Ashlee Birk was left a widow after the murder of her husband and a single mother to five children at the age of 28 without any forewarning. It left her world seemingly shattered. Birk began to... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Reader voices: The loss of a dog

I thought I was protecting my children by lying about the death of our dog. Turns out, the truth provides the most peace. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

There were pressures, deadlines and hard decisions to make. But for two hours at least, Nile was there for his daughter, right when she needed him. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Bible wars among scholarly tribes

Can the Bible be used as a source for the history of Israel and the Middle East before the Babylonian exile? Some recent scholars have said no. Other scholars (not all of them religious) have... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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At BYU, Catholic archbishop seeks friends, says U.S. liberty depends on moral people

Nine months before an LDS leader joins Pope Francis as a speaker at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, the archbishop of Philadelphia spoke at LDS Church-owned BYU on Friday about... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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LDS Church's official website to evolve over time

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LDS.org is getting a new look in a release scheduled for early February, the first in a series of improvements meant to make the official Church website more personalized and easy to use. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

Pope Francis and America’s shifting views toward Catholics

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Did you catch the shoutout to Pope Francis during President Obama’s State of the Union address? It’s only the third time in history that’s happened. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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See why this woman's decision not to bake a cake has caused controversy

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Does a Colorado bakery customer's attempt to have a baker decorate a wedding cake with anti-gay marriage slogans rise to the level of discrimination? A state agency has been asked to resolve the... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Family motto helps LDS couple put parenting ahead of successful business

The Puj Tub hit the market at the end of 2009. Since then, Ben and Katie Richardson have worked to put family first while running a successful business. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Defending the Faith: A tribute to heroes in the kingdom

One of the most impressive things about the LDS Church is the willingness of many Saints — even after they have society's permission to relax and enjoy their retirement — to work, to... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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