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LDS Church moves volunteers from Turkey to Germany

Amid political unrest in Turkey, 15 young volunteers have been moved from Turkey to Germany.

Refugees, Utah's newest pioneers, to be featured in Days of '47 Parade float

Pioneer Day will take on a fresh meaning this year as 12 refugee communities in Utah take part in the Days of '47 Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, July 25. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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BYU Family History Conference is July 26-29

FamilySearch President and CEO Steve Rockwood will be one of the keynotes speakers at the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy July 26-29 at the BYU Conference Center. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Book review: Mormon hacker works to decipher a dangerous mystery in 'The Cryptic Cipher'

Denver Acey's hacker Tanner Stone is back in "The Cryptic Cipher." This time, the presidency is at risk, and Tanner races to decipher a mysterious email that holds the key to saving the United States. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: More than just a song

Written by the people and for the people, folk music is appropriately named; it truly is the music of the folks — the common people, even the family. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Mormon missionaries safe amid coup attempt in Turkey, LDS Church says

An LDS Church spokesman said Friday night that its missionaries in Turkey are safe, but that church headquarters does not know if any of its 400 members in the country are caught up in protests and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Court rules that Florida prisons must provide kosher food to Jewish inmates

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A federal court has ruled that the Florida Department of Corrections must provide Jewish inmates with kosher meals, a decision being praised by religious liberty advocates. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Do police unfairly target blacks and other minorities? Americans respond — but evangelicals' stance stands out

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A majority of Americans — 53 percent — believe that "police unfairly target people of color" and other minorities, though evangelicals stand out from the nation as a whole, with only 29... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: 3-day genealogy event goes global

Emmalynn Kofford, 13, of the Rose Park North Stake, participates in what is being billed as the world's largest family history indexing event at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Jerry Earl Johnston: When ballplayers turn to the man upstairs

Earlier this year, at a Dodgers game, I saw all-star catcher Wilson Ramos step into the right field corner long before the game, go to a knee, bow his head and stay that way for a good two minutes.... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Meet the Mormons: New faces, new stories

LDS Church News

Only two years after the "Meet the Mormons" first debuted, three new vignettes have been created in an effort to tell the stories of faithful Church members around the world. Read more »

July 15, 2016

AME Church: Climate change disproportionately hurts blacks

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African Methodist Episcopal Church members have joined the call of other religious leaders for action on climate change, citing its disproportionate effect on the health of black people. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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5 faith facts on Mike Pence: A ‘born-again, evangelical Catholic’

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Is this 'God's Not Dead 2' billboard that was reportedly rejected really 'too incendiary' and 'too political'? You decide

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The Christian movie house that produced "God's Not Dead 2" is claiming that a billboard advertising the film's DVD release was recently rejected, with the advertising company purportedly calling it... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Bastille Day attack reignites terrorism and religion debate

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Religious leaders around the world condemned terrorism and expressed solidarity with France after scores of people were killed when a truck plowed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Imagine Dragons post tribute to France, Lindsey Stirling to be featured on Disney's 'Pete's Dragon'

Social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members, and posts from general authorities. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Orthodox Jewish beatboxers compete on 'America's Got Talent'

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Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Joshua Shlomo Mendel Leviton surprised judges with their skills. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Pastor says 2016 presidential election is 'pulling at the very soul of our nation'

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A well-known megachurch pastor is catching attention for a recent sermon during which he said that the current election cycle is “pulling at the very soul of our nation,” and urged... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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LDS Church releases statement following attack that killed 84 in France

Mormon Newsroom France published a statement Friday following the terrorist attack in Nice, France. The statement expresses the sentiments of Elder Patrick Kearon, President of the Europe Area for... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Americans unveil their views on whether it's 'morally wrong to change the gender you were born with'

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More than six-in-10 Americans have no moral qualms with transgender individuals identifying with a gender that is different from the sex with which they were born, according to newly released data... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Famed Christian rapper: Using the #AllLivesMatter hashtag is 'like spitting in the face of black folk'

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Famed Christian rapper Lecrae delivered a passionate message about those who have used the #AllLivesMatter hashtag, proclaiming that it's "like spitting in the face of black folk." Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Ex-police detective reveals the key fact many are missing amid ongoing terror attacks and violence

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From the Orlando, Florida, terror attack to the deadly assault on police officers in Dallas, the nation continues to be rocked by an ongoing series of deadly violence. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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UTubers: Jason Lyle Black releases new video filmed in Uinta National Forest

Utah pianist Jason Lyle Black released a new music video, "Morning Prayer," which was filmed in American Fork Canyon. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Sapporo Japan Temple open house begins

LDS Church News

The open house for the Sapporo Japan Temple began Friday, July 8, and will continue through Saturday, July 23, 2016, excluding Sundays. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Police chaplain: Answering questions of mortality

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Officer Sean Pease gave the opening and closing prayers at a vigil Monday (July 11) for Dallas police officers who were killed a week ago. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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After recent shootings, white churches take stock on race

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In the wake of a string of racially tinged shootings, majority white churches — even those quiet in past years about racial prejudice — have begun to find their voices. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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LDS Church reboots 'Meet the Mormons' with new faces, new stories, new footage; release set for July 16

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is introducing a few new faces and stories as part of its "Meet the Mormons" film to be shown in the Legacy Theatre and in LDS visitors' centers. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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'Music for a Summer Evening'

LDS Church News

The King's Singers will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square for the annual Pioneer Day concert held on July 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Why faith communities should work to appeal to young and old alike

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Due to an aging membership and declining interest from young people, many faith communities are focusing their outreach efforts on young adults. But in doing so, are they losing touch with retired... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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5 ways to use gospel music to strengthen your family

A few weeks ago I had had it. School had just let out for the summer, and seemingly overnight my three daughters’ behavior went from scheduled and predictable to totally out of control. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Russia passes law affecting missionary work

LDS Church News

The Church released a statement that addressed the change in Russia’s laws which will affect missionary work in the country. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Elder Brent H. Nielson at 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents: how to measure success

LDS Church News

Elder Brent H. Nielson told new mission presidents and their wives that they will play an important role in helping missionaries understand how to measure their success in the mission field. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Elder Rasband addresses repentance during 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents

LDS Church News

Exactly 20 years after he and his wife began their own missionary service, Elder Ronald A. Rasband spoke to new mission presidents about repentance. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Seminar for New Mission Presidents: Auxiliary general presidents discuss coping with stress

LDS Church News

During the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, the women general auxiliary presidents discuss the booklet "Adjusting to Missionary Life," which offers strategies to help missionaries cope with... Read more »

July 14, 2016

Bishop Waddell: Building on a strong foundation

LDS Church News

“This is how we teach repentance. We teach and testify of Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice. We help investigators develop faith unto repentance,” said Bishop W. Christopher... Read more »

July 14, 2016

Defending the Faith: The Book of Mormon and linguistic evolution

The Book of Mormon seems to reflect a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of the way languages change over time. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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What's new: Ed J. Pinegar writes guidebook for prospective LDS missionaries, their parents

Ed J. Pinegar, author of over 60 books, has put together a step-by-step guidebook for preparing for an LDS Church mission: "What Every Future Missionary and Their Parents Need to Know." Read more »

July 14, 2016

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87-year-old man does something incredible to connect with his Alzheimer's-afflicted wife

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As the old adage says: You're never too old to learn something new. That's a concept that 87-year-old Jerry LeSeige is proving more than true after he recently picked up a woodworking hobby and... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Draft of Republican Party platform reportedly takes firm pro-Israel stance. See what's inside

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A draft of the new Republican Party platform reportedly expresses “unequivocal support for Israel,” with the GOP platform committee adopting language that departs from past calls for a... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Bible Gateway now lets users search the Bible using emoji

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Bible Gateway — which touts itself as the internet’s most visited Christian website — has rolled out the ability for visitors to use more than 330 emoji in keyword searches of... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Canada’s Anglican Church provisionally approves same-sex marriage ceremonies

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Canada’s Anglican Church has provisionally voted to amend its rules to allow clergy to celebrate same-sex marriages, a day after it narrowly defeated the measure. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Nearly 80 percent of white evangelical voters plan to vote for Trump, new survey says

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A new Pew Research Center report on religion and the 2016 presidential election found many evangelicals voting for Trump are doing so because they don't like Hillary Clinton. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

I am aware, every day, that I live in a bubble. We are only a short drive from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where Philando Castile was shot last week. But we might as well live in a different... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Elder Holland to be devotional speaker at BYU Education Week

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is scheduled to be the devotional speaker at this year's BYU Education Week. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Picturing history: Lyon Drug and Variety Store

The two-story extant store of Windsor and Sylvia Lyon also served as their place of residence. With its assortment of goods that could have been sold in the 1840s, this facility serves as a walk... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Anti-pornography group has a pointed — yet simple — message about the dangers of smut

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The XXX Church — a Christian ministry devoted to combating pornography — is warning that smut "is magnetic" and that consuming it can become a dangerous habit that entraps its users. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Fugitive FLDS leader wants charges dropped

Polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs is a fugitive after slipping out of a GPS ankle monitor last month, but that isn't stopping his attorneys from asking a judge to drop food stamp fraud charges against him. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Christian denomination becomes 'largest U.K. denomination' to allow gay marriage

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The U.K.-based United Reformed Church voted over the weekend to allow affiliated churches to perform and host same-sex weddings, though churches that oppose such nuptials won't be compelled to do so. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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What do young Americans think on top issues facing the country?

Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year's presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Pope Francis’ new spokesman is a St. Louis native

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Pope Francis has brought in a high-profile change of guard at the Vatican with the appointment of an American as press director and a Spanish woman to serve as the director’s deputy. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Churches to Russia: We’re not leaving

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Several U.S.-based religious denominations remain defiant in the face of new laws that would ban them from proselytizing in Russia. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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