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LDS leaders announce new teaching manual, teacher council meetings

The announcement was made via email to teachers and local leaders.

Music and the Spoken Word: Weather the storms

Because that’s the thing to remember about storms — they pass. In the meantime, we can hold fast to those everlasting things. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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'More Than Enough' emphasizes being grateful 'in each moment'

“More Than Enough” follows a family with two young children as they prepare for Passover dinner at their grandmother’s house. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Hamblin & Peterson: Did Jesus teach in this ancient synagogue?

A remarkable discovery was made in 2009 during a construction project at the site of ancient Magdala, near the Capernaum of Jesus and the first apostles. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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U. instructor honored by LDS Institute students

Maggie Cummings, an associate instructor of math at the University of Utah, was honored by university students at the LDS Institute on campus Friday. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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White House sees 'moral obligation' to halt payday loans

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WASHINGTON — White House officials have joined faith leaders in endorsing an end to payday lending abuses that often charge triple-digit interest rates. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Bernie Sanders: No photo with Pope Francis, but more than a Roman souvenir

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VATICAN CITY — In the end, Bernie Sanders got something almost as good as a picture with Pope Francis: blanket international news coverage and a chance to deliver his stump speech wrapped in... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Jimmer posts picture with Kobe, and Marie Osmond releases album

See what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted on social media this week. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Infant son gives LDS mom diagnosed with brain cancer 'a reason to fight'

Kristin Katich Sumbot, a 25-year-old Salt Lake City woman, already beat cancer once. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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How much would you pay for a skullcap worn by Pope Francis?

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Items the pope leaves behind at the places he visits can sell for tens of thousands of dollars on the auction block. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Shalom, amigo! New study sheds light on Latino Jews in US

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As a group, Jewish Latinos don’t get much attention — either from Jews or Latinos in the U.S. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Interfaith leaders urge political parties to reject Islamophobia

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Muslim leaders have joined with dozens of interfaith allies in calling on the Democratic and Republican national committees to formally commit to protecting religious minorities on the campaign trail. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: Returned missionary named Ms. Virginia, champions modesty

One year ago this week, Deseret News readers were introduced to Bekah Pence. As a 29-year-old, the LDS Church member and returned missionary was named Ms. Virginia. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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New monument to honor Paiutes slain in Circleville Massacre

A new memorial will mark a dark but rarely mentioned moment in Utah history when Mormon settlers slaughtered as many as 30 Paiute men, women and children in the small town of Circleville 150 years... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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'All because of a testimony': Giovanna Raccosta Nezhati shares faith, service on 'Meet the Mormons' special

Giovanna Raccosta Nezhati's story, titled “The Artist,” is a special feature on the “Meet the Mormons” Blu-Ray and DVD. It includes her faith, conversion story and how... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Utah refugee agencies hope to make 'beautiful matches' with volunteers

The director of the state Office of Refugee Services hopes an orientation on Saturday, April 16, to help familiarize Utahns with nonprofit organizations and government agencies that serve refugees... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Court to spaghetti: You are not a god

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A federal court has ruled that the Flying Spaghetti Monster, referred to as “His Flying Noodliness” by fans and followers, is not, alas, the object of a real religion. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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To Lincoln, the face of Mormonism was George Q. Cannon, whose journals are now online

In another major LDS church history publishing event, the journals of George Q. Cannon are now being published online. Cannon was a counselor to four church presidents, a delegate to Congress, a... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Supreme Court to review proposals to resolve contentious contraception cases

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Lawyers for both sides of Zubik v. Burwell submitted supplemental briefs on Tuesday, outlining their response to a proposed compromise. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Defending the Faith: 'Out of small things'

The Lord often seems to be unimpressed with what we consider grand, impressive and important. Certainly, he's paid little attention to such things, whether anciently or in this modern dispensation. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Obama says US has 'momentum' in fight against Islamic State

President Barack Obama says the U.S. and its partners have the momentum in the fight against the Islamic State group and intend to keep it. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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LA church makes art 'everyday sacred' and secular, too

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LOS ANGELES — To walk into First Congregational Church of Los Angeles on a Sunday morning is to see all the trappings of the mainline Protestant denominations pundits say are dying for lack... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Bernie Sanders won't be meeting Pope Francis (probably)

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is not expected to grant an audience to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Rome this week, dashing hopes that the U.S. senator could win the... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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In Mormon Channel interview, Thurl Bailey talks about playing for Utah Jazz, conversion to LDS Church

Thurl Bailey discusses basketball and faith in a Mormon Channel interview. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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New Harmony: A biography of Jesus titled 'The Mormon Jesus' important for church members

When a book features the word “Harvard” on its spine, expect an important book. When the other words are “The Mormon Jesus,” expect an important book for members of The... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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David Archuleta tells Time Out for Women attendees what makes women beautiful

At a Time Out For Women event last year, David Archuleta discussed what makes women beautiful. This year, Archuleta is speaking at six Time Out For Women events. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Pope Francis names new Vatican ambassador to US

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Pope Francis has named the Vatican’s envoy to Mexico as his new ambassador to the U.S., replacing the Vatican diplomat who sparked controversy last September by setting up a secret meeting... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for LDS Durban South Africa Temple

On Saturday, April 9, Elder Carl B. Cook presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Durban South Africa Temple. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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More expansive boundaries, not 'bubbles,' for LDS Church, Otterson says

Kate Kelly asked Michael Otterson about the boundary for talking about women and the priesthood after the LDS Church's managing director of Public Affairs delivered a keynote address on Tuesday at... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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4 ways to tell if someone is highly religious

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A new survey on religious life from Pew Research Center shows that highly religious Americans are more likely to volunteer, spend time with family members and be satisfied with their lives than... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Where's the rest of the story?

Ancestor stories often have surprising details. I would like to know "the rest of the story" of my great-grandmother, whose sealing to her first spouse was canceled on the same day she was sealed... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Erin Stewart: The power of a good dad

A father who is present can make all the difference for a child. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Times columnist Ross Douthat says future of religious liberty similar to 19th-century Mormon experience

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat spoke Monday night at Utah Valley University, delivering a combination keynote address for the annual Mormon Studies Conference and Religious Freedom Symposium. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Unexpected blessings in a bookstore

The elderly gentleman in front of me paid for his books, turned around, then slowly shuffled toward me, smiling. But before I could speak, he stretched out a frail arm and, with shaky hands, firmly... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Pope Francis again blasts moral legalism by religious leaders

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has criticized those who care more about the letter of the law than people’s individual situations, continuing to assert the overarching theme of the... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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International Muslim group calls for Mideast peace conference

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The world’s largest gathering of Muslim leaders kicks off a five-day conference this week that will call for a new peace process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Israel to free 12-year-old Palestinian girl held in prison

A 12-year-old Palestinian girl who was imprisoned after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement will be released early, Israel's prison service said Monday, capping a... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Redesigned general conference section of lds.org offers new search options, study tools

A newly redesigned general conference section of lds.org offers new features such as the ability to search by speaker or topic, an "Answers to Personal Questions" page and more. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Appeals court rules against 'Sister Wives' in Utah polygamy law case

A federal appeals court Monday overturned a judge's decision striking down the cohabitation provision in Utah's polygamy law. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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The status of religious freedom bills from 2016 across America

Nearly 30 state legislatures have debated religious freedom laws in 2016, many of which are responses to the legalization of same-sex marriage. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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UVU to host conference on Mormon boundaries with Michael Otterson, Ross Douthat

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Michael Otterson, managing director of LDS Church Public Affairs, headline the UVU Mormon Studies conference, "Mormonism and the Art of Boundary... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Religious marathoner shares his simple path to the Olympics

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A Utah athlete told Runner's World magazine how he made the U.S. Olympic team. Jared Ward's strategy is one everyone can use to be healthier. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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President Uchtdorf, German ambassador discuss needs of refugees at BYU

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of the LDS Church met with the German ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig, prior to the ambassador's speech at BYU. They found more... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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LDS actress portrays Amish woman in 'Love Finds You in Charm'

Actress Danielle Chuchran may play an Amish character in her new movie, “Love Finds You in Charm,” but her real-life LDS roots help her to choose roles that reflect her wholesome family... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Will a visit to the Vatican help Bernie Sanders?

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The democratic presidential candidate will speak at a Vatican conference on Friday, April 15. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Temple Square Chorale, Orchestra at Temple Square Spring Concert tickets available Tuesday

Tickets for the Orchestra at Temple Square and Temple Square Chorale’s Spring Concert will be available Tuesday, April 12, at 10. a.m. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Elder Rasband speaks to BYU-Idaho graduates

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During commencement exercises on April 8, Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encourages BYU-Idaho graduates to press on and help others. Read more »

April 9, 2016

Belgians find elusive 'man in the hat' from airport video

After nearly three weeks of frantic searching, Belgian authorities announced Saturday they had finally arrested and identified the elusive "man in the hat" spotted alongside two suicide bombers who... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Virgin Mary statue stirs up debate in secular Uruguay

The South American country of Uruguay has a long tradition of secularism, to the point that a popular president in the early 1900s insisted on writing the word "God" with a lowercase "g'' whenever... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Official: 6th person arrested in Belgium over attacks

Belgian authorities have detained a total of six people suspected of ties to the Brussels bombings, including the last known fugitive of last year's Paris attacks and a Swedish fighter linked to... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Utah AMAR supporters seek to help refugees

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The Utah AMAR Supporters Circle's mission is to assist the more than 3 million Iraqi refugees displaced from their homes, and to further utilize a partnership created less than two years ago with... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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