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Early Haitian converts reflect on LDS Church growth, temple announcement

Two early Haitian converts reflect on the growth of the LDS Church in that Caribbean nation.

Hamblin & Peterson: Who and what are the Yezidis?

The religious landscape of the Middle East is much more complex than many outsiders realize. Along with Judaism, Christianity and, in most areas, overwhelmingly dominant Islam, there are numerous... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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ValueSpeak: Wrestling with relationships

My son and I had a relationship based on a certain set of assumptions. And now those assumptions are no longer valid, so we had to reconfigure our relationship based on new realities and... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Experts: Decision raises religious freedom questions, but Utah law appears sound

State leaders don't see a conflict between Friday's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country and the religious freedom and anti-discrimination bills Utah lawmakers... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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LDS Church leaders share posts about fathers, temples and trials on social media

Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have joined the online conversation to "share goodness" by posting personal messages and photos to social media. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Rome summit looks to improve church’s handling of child sexual abuse

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As the Vatican continues to work on policies to combat clergy sex abuse, a pontifical university hosted a conference on how the Catholic Church can better address the current crisis and released... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Image of Asia: Ramadan in Malaysia

photo by Joshua Paul, a Malaysian religious student walks in the National Mosque during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, which is intended to be a monthlong spiritual cleansing and... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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It's extremely hard to end your marriage in the Philippines

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Marriage and divorce is different around the world. In the Philippines, divorce is illegal, forcing partners to stay married even when they don't want to be. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Mother Teresa's successor, Sister Nirmala, dies at 81 leaving legacy of love and faith

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Sister Nirmala — the successor to Mother Teresa and the superior general of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India — died Monday at the age of 81. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Defending the Faith: 'From Darkness unto Light' takes a fresh look at recovery, publication of the Book of Mormon

An interesting new book by two Latter-day Saint historians takes a fresh — and testimony-strengthening — look at the recovery and publication of the Book of Mormon. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Better than church? Religions’ social events have higher purpose

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The Christian conference circuit has special appeal to women. Jews and Muslims alike have dinners and parties organized around their holiday calendar. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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New Harmony: Sorry, I don't have time for the Apocalypse

At the risk of sounding like a party pooper, let me say that in the last five years I have probably wrung my hands over the end of the world, hmmm, for three seconds. Personally, I chose to worry... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Pope: Marital separation can be ‘morally necessary’ to protect kids

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Pope Francis said Wednesday that there are times when it is “morally necessary” for couples to separate, as part of the pontiff’s broader reflection on how to protect children... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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5 faith facts about Bobby Jindal: an ‘evangelical Catholic’

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday becomes the latest Republican to throw his hat into the presidential ring — and in this case, “last” may also mean “least.” Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Lawmakers move from Confederate flag debate to grieving

Having agreed to consider removing the Confederate flag from South Carolina's Statehouse, lawmakers are now saying goodbye to a beloved black colleague whose slaying in a mass church shooting has... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Here's why many Muslims around the world struggle through Ramadan

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From Gaza, to Belgrade, to the U.S., Muslims all over the world don't have to try to feel with the poor for Ramadan — they are poor. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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This Christian group won the right to uphold its faith standards at state universities in California

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An evangelical Christian organization has won the right to uphold its faith standards for leadership positions and retain official status at state universities in California. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Picturing history: Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Arizona

In late December 1846, the Mormon Battalion continued westward in southern Arizona to an ancient archaeological site now known as Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, with hundreds of petroglyphs. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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What's new: 'The Blueprint of Christ's Church' looks at structure, doctrine of Christ's church

The latest book by Tad R. Callister draws upon his previous publications and contributes new insights as he addresses another doctrinal topic: The structure of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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'God calling on us to dismantle systems of racism and privilege,' Episcopal leader says

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As the Episcopal Church launches its 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, leaders are focused on taking better care of the planet, standing against racism, and crafting new church policy and... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Time-lapse video shows construction of Mormon Tabernacle Choir's tour organ

A time-lapse video posted by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir captures the construction of the new electric organ the choir will use during its summer tour. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Vatican road map for fall meeting on families features roadblocks, too

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Vatican officials on Tuesday released a document on family values that underscores the ongoing tension between Pope Francis’ desire for a more “welcoming” church and the need to... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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A majority of Americans say God has granted America an exceptional role in human history

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We’re gung-ho for the idea that the U.S.A. has a special status with God, and we’re almost always proud of our nation. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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New York City reaches settlement with Muslims in police surveillance lawsuit

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New York City has reached the outlines of a settlement with Muslims who challenged police surveillance as an unconstitutional and stigmatizing intrusion on their religious rights, a court filing says. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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The underlying spiritual themes of Pixar films and what they teach kids

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With underlying spiritual themes in its popular films and an upcoming short featuring religion, Pixar is fostering kids' spiritual side. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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'Vicar of Baghdad' recounts Christian persecution at hands of ISIS

As one of the foremost Christian leaders in Iraq for nearly two decades, Reverend Canon Andrew White is all too familiar with the wave of crises that has hit the country. Read more »

June 22, 2015

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