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Returning LDS missionary, father battling leukemia share tender embrace

As Ashton scrolled through the email, one sentence jumped out: "Your dad has been diagnosed with cancer."

LDS mother living in China adds Nauvoo Temple to toy brick set

Brick’em Young was started by a mom who was raising her children in an area where there were no temples but who wanted them to recognize the importance of the buildings to members of The... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Are there win-win answers for LGBT rights and religious conscience?

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Utah’s path to combining LGBT rights and religious freedom in newly passed legislation might be more of a template for the nation than the law itself. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Baby announcement elicits tears, smiles for Canadian couple who battled infertility

A couple from Cardston, Canada, who tried to have children with no success for four years film their family's reaction to their baby announcement and receive a happy and tearful response. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Elder Bednar visits LDS Church's Pacific Area, rededicates New Zealand MTC

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As part of his assignments in Australia and New Zealand, Elder David A, Bednar conducted a review of the Church’s Pacific Area; held youth, priesthood and missionary meetings, and... Read more »

March 16, 2015

Can Catholic hospitals continue to serve the poor? One program tries

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ST. LOUIS — In 1836, several French nuns established hospitals and schools here and in California. Today, an effort is afoot to keep the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange alive. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Evangelicals and scientists are closer than many realize

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WASHINGTON — The sociologist who busted myths last year with her study finding that the majority of scientists are religious, not God-denying atheists, is at it again. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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LDS leaders still trying to contact some missionaries after 'Vanuatu Monster' storm

LDS leaders are continuing their efforts to reach missionaries in the outlying areas of the Vanuatu Port Vila Mission after Cyclone Pam ravaged the region. All missionaries in the Fiji Suva Mission... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Muslim teachers can wear headscarves, German court rules

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Ending years of contention over religious garb, Germany's constitutional court has ruled in favor of Muslim teachers who want to wear a headcovering in class. Opponents say the scarves, banned in... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Book review: Novel 'Stronger Than You Know' gives hope after abuse

Jolene Perry's "Stronger Than You Know" is a story about a 15-year-old abuse survivor and shows the horrible effects of abuse, but gives hope for healing and happiness ahead. Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Reader voices: Lessons of survival from 'tornado trees'

Like the trees that survived the devastating tornado near my home, we can survive the strong storms that come into our lives. Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Quebec charter left a legacy of religious, racial tension

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While the Quebec Charter of Values never took effect it has left an enduring tension that, if left unchecked by government officials, may worsen relationships among Quebec’s diverse religious... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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'The Cokeville Miracle' a story of faith and answered prayers

It would be more accurate to call the event in Cokeville, Wyoming, "The Cokeville Miracles" as the outcome is more the result of a series of coincidences that tie to faith rather than a single one.... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Jamaica hopes Jewish tourism can help fading community

It's Saturday morning at Sha'are Shalom, but there aren't enough Jews gathered in the dim light of Jamaica's only synagogue to conduct a formal prayer service. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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New mission presidents

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Eight mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July. Read more »

March 14, 2015

LDS Church trying to contact missionaries amid devastation in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam

The devastating South Pacific storm Cyclone Pam strafed the island nation of Vanuatu, and residents and relief agencies scrambled to help the affected. The LDS Church is sheltering many in... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Taylor Halverson: Cities and Civilization: Of Babylon and Zion

What are the roles and purposes of cities and civilization in our quest for Zion? Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Faith and marriage: Couples report more satisfaction with spirituality

Couples, a psychologist and a religious leader weigh in on the importance of building faith within a relationship. They also discuss how couples should incorporate faith in their marriage. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Spirituality is not only light, it's shade and shadow

Traditionally, spiritual moments are moments filled with “light.” But as I travel around, I find that many churches — especially Catholic churches — are just the opposite.... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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ValueSpeak: St. Patrick's Day helps with growing, learning, changing

Looking back, it seems there are a lot of things that I didn’t really appreciate in my youth that I later grew to enjoy — even to savor. Like Mom's corned beef and cabbage. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Pope Francis: ‘All I want is to go out for a pizza!’

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The “Pope of the Interview” strikes again: Pope Francis has given a lengthy — and fascinating — interview to a Mexican television station, which broadcast it on Friday... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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LDS Church accomplishes President Monson's goal, announces 5th, 6th temple dedications for 2015

The LDS Church announced dates for two more temple dedications in 2015, bringing the total scheduled to six, one more than church President Thomas S. Monson said he anticipated this year. The... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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The Pothiers take China: One family's decision to move to China for a semester

Max and Elle Pothier were skeptical when their parents announced plans to move their family of seven from Arizona to China for a semester. Max was entering his senior year of high school, and Elle... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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LDS Church explains religious liberty, LGBT rights stance in Mormon Newsroom Q&A

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an explanation Thursday of the church's stance on LGBT rights and religious liberty. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Data you can't ignore: The more wealthy a nation, the less religious it is — except for America

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The Pew Research Center reported this week that citizens from wealthy nations are less likely than poor countries to see religion as important — except for the U.S. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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LDS Church announces open house, dedication dates for 2 Mexico temples

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the open house, celebration and dedication dates for the Mexico City Mexico and Tijuana Mexico temples Friday morning. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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