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Mormon couple celebrates 75 years of true love

Charles and Gloris Goff know the meaning of love. The couple celebrated their 75-year wedding anniversary.

A 'tamed cynic' offers insight for the ages

As a religion columnist, I see myself as a scout. I go out, glean information and bring it back to share. Today I’ve brought back a little book by Reinhold Niebuhr called “Leaves from... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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What would Jesus buy? New website helps consumers make decisions based on Biblical values

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Americans often consider their values when opening their wallets, whether it's buying green products or avoiding child labor. Now, website Faith-Driven Consumer lets Christians choose products... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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8 unique Bible museums across the U.S.

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The Green family, which founded Hobby Lobby, is about to enter the Bible museum business. Have you heard of these other Bible-based collections? Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Relief Society Building, 'A Home of Our Own'

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An online exhibit shares the story of building the Relief Society building. Read more »

July 19, 2014

Guest artist Fontana tells stories through song at Tabernacle Choir concert

The annual Pioneer Day Concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square features guest artist Santino Fontana and has its concluding performance tonight at the Conference... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Obama will sign order barring gay, transgender discrimination

President Barack Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Free tickets for Ogden LDS Temple open house available online Monday

People can begin to reserve free tickets to the Ogden Temple open house on Monday morning. The open house begins Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 6. The temple closed in April 2011 for extensive... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Sworn into public office on a Bible? That's so 2013

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Downloading a Bible app on an iPad or smartphone is incredibly convenient. But should digital Bibles be allowed at swearing-in ceremonies? Read more »

July 18, 2014

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'Eight Faces of Moses' display honors Arnold Friberg's memory, talents

The original "Eight Faces of Moses" collection, created by American painter and illustrator Arnold Friberg, was on display in Salt Lake Tuesday and Wednesday. Friberg was remembered for his... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Wright Words: A day in the life of Mormon missionaries in Woodstock, Virginia

After a successful experience trailing missionaries in Baltimore, I recently arranged a similar day in a very different place. Woodstock, Virginia, home to four full-time missionaries, has just... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Pioneers, former Mormon missionaries celebrate first stake, growth of LDS Church in Jamaica

Longtime members and former missionaries are celebrating the organization of the first stake and continued growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jamaica. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Pope's comments on clergy sex abuse lead some to say facts were falsified

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A quote from Pope Francis in La Repubblica newspaper has created further drama in the Catholic Church around the already controversial issue of clergy sexual abuse. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Survey: Public 'warm' to Jews, Catholics and 'cool' to Muslims and atheists

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Americans of almost all stripes feel warmly toward Jews, Catholics and evangelicals, a Pew Research Center survey reveals. Muslims and atheists aren't as well regarded, while Mormons are in the... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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How religious leaders are responding to the immigration crisis

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As politicians debate the merits of President Obama's funding request, faith leaders respond to the immigration crisis with petitions and prayer. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Wasatch Front congregations give food to earn Golden Celery trophy

Congregations along the Wasatch Front are engaged in a friendly competition to see which church can donate the most food to the Crossroads Urban Center in July. The winner will receive the Golden... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Arnold Friberg's 'Eight Faces of Moses' to be displayed in Salt Lake

Arnold Friberg's "Original Eight Faces of Moses" paintings will be on display Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Church of England says yes to women bishops

The Church of England ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes Monday with an overwhelming vote in favor of allowing women to become bishops. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Utah Catholic schools buck national trends, keep thriving

While Catholic schools in the East and Midwest are consolidating and shutting down from dropping enrollments, those in Utah and other parts of the West and South are bucking that trend and remain... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: Turning the clock back to the 7th century in Iraq?

The "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" is seeking to revive the ancient Islamic "caliphate." What is the background for this institution? Where did it come from? How will other Muslims react to... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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These groups are the most influential in determining Obama's overall ratings

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Gallup has released a report that analyzes presidential approval rating by religious group. Muslims are President Obama's biggest fans; Mormons are the least impressed. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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New 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' trailer promotes latest biblical blockbuster

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The first trailer for "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has arrived. Will Hollywood's latest biblical film live up to the hype? Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Even religious leaders have things to learn, like how to better serve domestic violence victims

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A new survey from LifeWay Research reported on how rare it is for Protestant pastors to address domestic and sexual violence from the pulpit. Further research shows that the problem persists in... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Japanese festival of joy bonds families, ancestors

In keeping with tradition, Japanese Buddhists will celebrate the Obon Japanese Festival Saturday at the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple, 211 W. 100 South, with food and dance. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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