Faith

Demand for Ogden Temple open house tickets boosts spirits, local businesses

Due to tremendous demand, the LDS Church released more tickets to the Ogden Utah Temple Open House.

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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World Cup final pits pope against (former) pope

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Sunday's final game is a matchup between Argentina and Germany, the native countries of the current and former popes. Who knew the World Cup would be such a rich source of religion news? Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Why a religious exemption would not open the floodgates

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Fourteen religious leaders set off a firestorm last week when they sent President Obama a letter requesting a religious exemption in his planned executive order, but a few facts get in the way. Read more »

July 10, 2014

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French financier to become new president of Vatican bank

The Vatican has chosen a French financier to become the new president of its bank, which is overhauling the way it operates after a series of financial scandals. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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DKNY fashion brand launches Ramadan collection

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The DKNY Ramadan collection celebrates the month-long Islamic holiday with modest and fashionable clothing options for Muslim women. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Reader Voices: An argument for the existence of God

The complexity of the world that surrounds us argues loudly for the existence of a Creator. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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New Harmony: We sometimes pay dearly for phony baloney

I’ve seen the stories. You’ve seen the stories. Folks are replacing religion in their lives with other activities. Young people are fleeing the faith of their fathers. The human race,... Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Pope to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors — but another victim called the gathering nothing more... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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HBO's 'The Leftovers' centered on religious and moral themes

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In its new family drama, "The Leftovers," about life after a rapture-like event, HBO offers a look at how to do right in spite of unanswered questions. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Bishop Wester's gifts: Marking 50 years of service and devotion

Lessons learned early at home and in San Francisco trained Utah Catholic Bishop John C. Wester for dealing with battleground issues from a place of love and compassion. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Priest guilty of killing nun will get funeral Mass

A Roman Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34 years ago in a hospital chapel will receive a funeral Mass, a church official said Saturday. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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How prayer inspires action and creates unity in interfaith organizations

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A new study reports that prayer unifies the diverse members of faith-based community organizing coalitions. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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How the Fourth of July combines patriotism and faith

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The Fourth of July mixes patriotism and faith. How should believers respond to this American holiday? Read more »

July 4, 2014

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