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David Archuleta says 'most fulfilling performances' were as a missionary

Archuleta wrote about the fulfillment while serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Michael McLean's 'Encountering Jesus' CD spins a musical historical-fiction view of Christ's ministry

Michael McLean's newest album, "Encountering Jesus," uses historically based stories to teach about the life of Christ through the eyes of those around him. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Facts and details to enhance your experience at the Provo City Center Temple

Those going to the Provo City Center Temple open house will be able to see original artwork, craftsmanship and artifacts, among many other interesting things. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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LDS members in South Africa see answer to their prayers with new branch

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ilovu, South Africa, now have their own branch. Before, they were attending church in Amanzimtoti. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Interfaith Month in Utah offers chance to explore other faiths, 'get out of comfort zones'

From a tour of a Hindu temple to a Wiccan full moon rite, Interfaith Month gives Utahns an opportunity to learn about other faith traditions and 'get out of their comfort zones,' says Janet Healy,... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Trump is a huge 'loser' with GOP Protestant pastors

Donald Trump, who loves to call others “losers,” is a big one himself in a new survey of U.S. Protestant pastors. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Netflix introduces televangelist shows

Alongside programs like “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” Netflix now offers users another type of content: Christian sermons. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 2 LDS contestants sing One Direction song together on ‘American Idol’

Jenn Blosil and Bri Ray, two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performed together during the Thursday night group round on “American Idol.” Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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RootsTech: 5 reasons to watch Family Discovery Day 2016

LDS Church News

The 2016 Rootstech Family Discovery Day is Feb. 6, 2016. Watch the live stream on LDS.org for inspirational stories and insightful tips for strengthening your family connections and discovering... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 Family Discovery Day

LDS Church News

If you and your family have been interested in learning more about family history, you can find inspiration and instructions for getting started during the 2016 Family Discovery Day, which will be... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio greets pope in Italian, discusses environment

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio brushed up his Italian to greet Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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LDS Church provides instructions to missionaries for avoiding Zika virus outbreak in Western Hemisphere

LDS mission presidents will instruct Mormon missionaries how to prevent mosquito bites to avoid the Zika virus, which jumped to the Western Hemisphere last year, a church spokesman said Friday. The... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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3 ways religious teachings could combat religious violence

A recent study highlights the value of religious teachings on self-control and compassion toward others. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Friday Minute: Ways to combat becoming a Sunday-only Mormon

When churchgoers take a casual Sunday-only approach to membership, they can become spiritually slothful and developmentally hardened to service and sacrifice. Such crust on our character is... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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'American Idol’ Hollywood Week begins; some LDS contestants continue to next round

Amber Lynn Stoppel, Bri Ray, Jenn Blosil and John Wayne Schulz have made it on to the second round of Hollywood Week. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Nevada high court rejects Mormon church appeal in water case

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected a Mormon church appeal Thursday on a narrow legal question in a broad water rights dispute surrounding a proposal to pump groundwater from arid valleys along the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Elder and Sister Bednar share lessons, advice on finding a spouse, making marriage work at BYU-Idaho

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, shared lessons they've learned in their marriage and in overcoming difficulties, answered a few... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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NFL violence and high school prayers OK with fans

For all the headlines about football violence, concussions and player injuries, watching football is not a “guilty pleasure” for many Americans. It’s just a pleasure, a new survey... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Honoring heroes of the Holocaust, Obama warns of growing anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — President Obama warned of growing anti-Semitism in the United States and the world as he honored two Americans and two Poles who helped save Jewish lives duringWorld War II. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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LDS Church leaders mourn reported deaths in Mormon LGBT community

The LDS Church responded Thursday to an unverified report about suicide deaths among Mormon LGBTs. Experts say families and church members can help by demonstrating understanding and a willingness... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Voters warm to candidates who are not religious

On the growing list of ways the “outsiders” election of 2016 is upsetting conventional political wisdom, here’s a new entry: Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Morocco summit pushes Muslim clerics to improve the lot of religious minorities

MARRAKESH, Morocco -- After the Prophet Muhammad established the first Muslim state, he wrote the Charter of Medina to make sure his subjects lived in harmony, whether they were Muslims, Jews or... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Faithful Viewer: Biopic about black preacher is toast of Sundance

Reserve the hashtag #Oscarssoblack for next year’s awards. That’s because if viewer response is any indication, “The Birth of a Nation,” seems destined for Academy Award... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Rabbi who nurtured evangelical love for Israel courts black churches

The rabbi who has for decades painstakingly and successfully nurtured evangelicals’ love for Israel now extends his hand to African-American churches. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Pres. Uchtdorf posts picture with Han Solo, 'Candy Bomber'; Chick-fil-A gives shout-out to missionaries

From President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency posting a picture with Harrison Ford to Chick-fil-A praising the efforts of local missionaries, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Are smaller families better for kids? Here's what our readers think

The Washington Post recently reported on research that suggests children are better off in smaller families. We asked our readers to share their own reactions, experiences and opinions on the issue. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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New research highlights how Americans view candidates' faith

The analysis of voters' views on the religious backgrounds of presidential candidates revealed that Donald Trump is seen as the least faithful. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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The gap between rich and poor is larger than ever -- or is it?

A new report finds that inequality is growing, with the 62 richest people in the world controlling the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the earth's population. Some free market... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust

As he honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, President Barack Obama warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that an attack on any faith is an attack on all... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Elder Neil L. Andersen shares stage with President Michael Crow at ASU

LDS Church News

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared the stage with ASU President Michael Crow in the school’s first LDS Family Education Night on campus Jan. 26. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

RootsTech 2016 features classes, LDS Family Discovery Day, LDS leaders as speakers

The largest family history event in the world will feature keynote speakers, classes and one day designed especially for LDS Church members. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Elder Holland, Sister Stephens and Elder Hallstrom to participate in first Face to Face event for young single adults

Since June 2014, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has hosted live “Face to Face” events for the youth of the church to ask questions to both LDS leaders and fellow... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Tickets again available for Provo City Center Temple open house

The LDS Church has released more free tickets to the Provo City Center Temple open house, and a spokeman said the open house standby option has reasonable lines for those who can't find tickets at... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Holocaust victims honored 71 years after Auschwitz liberated

Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors lit candles at Auschwitz on Wednesday, exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp that has become the most powerful symbol of the human... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Wright Words: What strangers on a plane can teach about faith, friendship and forgiveness

Can a simple flight from D.C. to SLC change your perspective on faith, friendship and forgiveness? Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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LDS couple sealed in Washington D.C. Temple despite Winter Storm Jonas

Nate and Jenna McMaster were sealed in the Washington D. C. Temple one day earlier than they had planned because of Winter Storm Jonas. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Italian gay rights debate prompts proposed legislation for 'civil unions'

In Italy, family is considered so sacred that marriage is lauded in the Constitution. But what kind of family? Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Less than half of Americans believe it's immoral to bet on sports

Less than half of Americans believe it's immoral to bet on sports, and yet relatively few want the practice to be legal. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Picturing History: Mission San Luis Rey

In January 1847 the Mormon Battalion stayed at Mission San Luis Rey near Oceanside, California. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Book review: New book outlines how to become spiritually 'Unstuck'

Typically, a book about the Savior, overcoming sin and redemption doesn't include quotes from prophets and rock bands. However, in his book,"Unstuck: How the Savior Frees Us From Our Favorite... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Is faith irrational?

While faith often goes beyond the evidence, it isn't necessarily irrational. And this is true in ordinary daily life, not merely in matters of religion. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Elder David A. Bednar: Repetitious learning and teaching brings understanding

Elder David A. Bednar explains the spiritual value and importance of repetitious learning and teaching during a campus devotional at Brigham Young University-Idaho on Jan. 26. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Pope Francis: World’s powerful are ‘slaves to sin’ who risk hell by ignoring the poor

Pope Francis is taking direct aim at the wealthy and powerful of the world, saying in his message for Lent that they are often “slaves to sin” who, if they ignore the poor, “will... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Trump gets official and unofficial endorsements from two leading evangelicals

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., son of the late televangelist, endorsed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, a move that will likely dismay GOP rival Ted Cruz, a... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Pope Francis meets Iran's president to boost nuke deal, Mideast peace

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met for talks on Tuesday (Jan. 26) — the first such encounter since 1999 — in a private meeting in which the pontiff... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Elder David A. Bednar: 'Repeat Over Again ... the Same Things as Before'

LDS Church News

Elder David A. Bednar explained the spiritual value and importance of repetitious learning and teaching as he addressed a devotional assembly at BYU-Idaho on Jan. 26. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

Elder Ballard speaks at Salt Lake Institute about righteous expectations

LDS Church News

“Where are you going? What is it you really want to do? And what is it you really want to be?” Elder M. Russell Ballard asked a capacity congregation of students and young single adults... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

Iranian leader asks pope to pray for him after Vatican talks

Iran's president asked Pope Francis to pray for him Tuesday after the two men held private talks at the Vatican, part of an Iranian effort to take a more prominent place on the world stage after a... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Vows and body piercings abound as Hindus celebrate Thaipusam in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The Batu Caves temple complex, built at the heart of a great limestone cavern cut in a hill, is usually a quiet place where tourists and worshippers are outnumbered by... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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London bishop urges vicars to grow beards as way of reaching Muslims

CANTERBURY, England -- A senior bishop in the Church of England has blessed the idea that its vicars, or parish priests, should grow beards as a way of reaching out to this country’s... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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What happens to the homeless in a blizzard?

Volunteers, government workers and business leaders worked to get the homeless shelter and food during Winter Storm Jonas. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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