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Spiritual journey leads 3-term U.S. senator to LDS Church

Larry Pressler was confirmed by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid and baptized by Clayton Christensen.

HBO scientology film proves popular for network

If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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5 faith facts about Marco Rubio: ‘Once a Catholic always a Catholic’

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who launched his presidential campaign Monday, often talks about faith and wrote about his religious convictions in his 2012 book, “An American Son: A Memoir.” Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: The Founding Fathers, faith and kids today

In poll after poll, youths today say they feel hamstrung by the do’s and don’ts of organized religion. They prefer to carve out their own spiritual path. They tend to see organized... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Mormon dad's FHE app helps LDS families plan engaging, interactive lessons

Upon becoming a parent of two children, Blake Jonson quickly realized how magnetizing electronic devices were to his children. Johnson began to realize how convenient it could be to combine the... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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2014 AML winners announced

The Association for Mormon Letters announced honors for publications and other works across a dozen categories at its conference last month. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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ValueSpeak: Memory's rocky road

By choosing to carry the full weight of every steppingstone and stumbling block we encounter on our journey through life, we give inordinate power to the past and dissipate the energy we should be... Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Trio's debut album reaches top 10 on two Billboard charts

The Gentlemen Trio group’s self-titled album, “Gentri,” is No. 5 on Billboard’s Classical Chart and No. 3 on the Classical Crossover Chart. Read more »

April 11, 2015

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The many Thomases of ‘Wolf Hall’

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Viewers of Masterpiece’s “Wolf Hall” might be forgiven for getting a bit confused about who’s who in the six-part miniseries based on Hilary Mantel’s books. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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5 faith facts about Hillary Clinton, social gospel Methodist to the core

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WASHINGTON — As she embarks, again, on a presidential campaign, one facet of Hillary Clinton, 67, is unchanged across her decades as a lawyer, first lady, senator and secretary of state: She... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Pope's 3-nation South America trip set for July 6-12

Church officials say Pope Francis' trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay is set for July 6-12. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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What religious tolerance looks like in the age of RFRA

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When Indiana passed the initial version of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an adaption of the federal law passed in 1993, the backlash was tremendous. Now, some are worried that religious... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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In Mormon Channel interview, Donny Osmond explains why his LDS faith remains strong

As a teenager, Donny Osmond, a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was told that his religion was either true or false. After hearing this, Osmond decided to put his... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Returned Mormon missionary Matt Brown wins NCAA wrestling title

Matt Brown is believed to be the first returned Mormon missionary to win a Division I NCAA wrestling title. He is also a top student, a leader in his LDS branch, a husband and soon-to-be father. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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What huge numbers for LDS video say about international outreach

LDS Church's social media Easter message earned 329 million 'ad-impression views,' thanks in part to strategic YouTube location. The video's reach was greater in Central and South American, rather... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Army chaplains face their biggest battle of today — suicide

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Chaplains who are part of the Army’s first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a Rand Corp. survey... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Why people are still talking about this theologian who plotted to kill Hitler

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Seven decades after his execution for his part in a plot to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer continues to inspire Christians and others around the world with his... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Mormon gymnast returns from LDS mission, pursues Olympic dream

Jackson Payne recently returned from his two-year mission in South Korea for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and rejoined the national Canadian gymnastics team. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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In the Whirled: The power of perspective

The rate at which we take offense, demand happiness, allow envy to rule our actions and turn the cameras on ourselves is all evidence that we are looking at the world not through a wide-angle lens,... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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'Freetown' cast, crew share experiences and faith at premiere

Cast and crew members behind the film “Freetown” participated in a Q-and-A following the film’s premiere Monday at the Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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'Freetown' is an inspirational movie of faith-filled missionaries fleeing for their lives

"Freetown" follows the faith-filled and courageous story of six missionaries in war-torn Liberia who flee to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to continue their proselyting. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Why divorce is complicated for Orthodox Jewish women

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Divorce is permitted among Orthodox Jews, but only is religiously recognized when a husband grants a "get," the document formally dissolving a religious marriage. Denying these documents is putting... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Defending the Faith: The 'Narrative of Zosimus' and the Book of Mormon

A somewhat mysterious ancient document, almost certainly unavailable to Joseph Smith or any of his contemporaries, shows numerous interesting parallels to 1 Nephi in the Book of Mormon. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Kenyan Cardinal urges compassion for extremist killers

Some relatives of students who were mercilessly gunned down by Islamic militants said Wednesday they would pray for forgiveness for the killers, responding to a Catholic archbishop who visited a... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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'Let us reflect on our responsibilities'

More than 120,000 Church members gathered March 28 and April 4-5 in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City to hear Church leaders offer counsel and direction. Read more »

April 8, 2015

5 major world religions: How do they worship?

What does worship look like for the five major world religions? Which religions observe a Sabbath and which worship in other ways? Read on to learn more. Judaism Sabbath for Jews is... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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