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Faith leaders leave Vatican with hopes for start of a new marriage movement

Leaders of the Catholic, protestant, evangelical and other faiths wrapped up a three-day conference on marriage.

Hamblin & Peterson: Christianity is a Middle Eastern religion

Christianity isn't a European religion that has spread from there to the Americas and Asia and, against much resistance, to the Middle East. For its first several centuries, it was overwhelmingly a... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Siblings of special-needs children: They are their brother's keeper

Children with a disabled sibling face great challenges at home, but also have great opportunities to learn selflessness as they practice perpetual service to their special-needs brother or sister. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Book review: 'Ites' shares stories, lessons from people of the Book of Mormon

Starting with Lehi and his family who open the Book of Mormon, and ending with Moroni, author David Butler and illustrator Ryan Jeppeson feature 52 people or groups of people in their recent book... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Mormon Channel launches 'His Grace' video series

The Mormon Channel released the first video in a new series titled “His Grace” on Friday. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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David Archuleta joins with fans around the world in new 'Glorious' supercut music video

There were 422 submissions made to the “Glorious” Fan Supercut Video Contest. After finalists were selected and the videos were spliced, the final product is a three-minute video that... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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LDS women with children now eligible for full-time seminary, institute jobs

LDS women with children at home are now eligible for full-time employment as teachers in the faith's Seminaries and Institutes of Religion programs, after a policy change made Friday. Divorcees... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Magic in the mundane

I totally understand the jubilation on the faces of exuberant European Space Agency officials this week when their remarkable Philae landing probe landed on a comet. I felt the exact same thing... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Steve Eaton: It won’t be a wonderful life if you end up without a pink knit cap

Life gets real busy. I got a sneak peak into how I might feel about my own life if I finish it without a pink knit cap. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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The delicate politics of school holidays

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The decision by the Montgomery County (Md.) Board of Education to remove religious names from school holidays may be a smart political move, but it nonetheless postpones a more substantial Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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The uncensored Grimm fairy tales are even more grim than you thought

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Grimm Brothers fairy tales, in their original telling, were actually pretty … um, grim. Now a new translation, hailed as a blow against censorship, is proving it anew. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Pope to comfort Filipino victims of deadly typhoon

Pope Francis will host a luncheon for Filipino survivors of the deadly Typhoon Haiyan during his Jan. 12-19 visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, his second visit to Asia in a year that confirms... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Popular interest in Bible moving from theaters back to television programming

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Following the success of several religious-themed films released this year, TV has several high-profile faith-based offerings slated for broadcast. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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LDS Church member appointed to U.S. Treasury post

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Nathan Sheets, a stake high councilor and former bishop in the Washington D.C. area, has been sworn in as Under Secretary for International Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

Scholars shred 'new' claims of Jesus' marriage and fatherhood amid media storm

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While sensational new claims of a "lost manuscript" documenting Jesus' alleged marriage and fathering two children grabbed global media attention, scholars from a variety of perspectives shredded... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Aspiring wakeboarder changed his life because his Mormon family never gave up on him

In 2004, Casey Harbertson had lost all interest in the LDS Church. He wanted to drop out of high school and become a professional wakeboarder. But his father's persistence and a profound experience... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Iraq Christians guard village taken from IS group

The flag of an Iraqi Christian minority party is hoisted high over the village of Bakufa in northern Iraq, less than a month after Islamic State militants were pushed out and the extremists' black... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Married Jesus? New book adds fuel to conspiracies

A researcher who has attracted attention and criticism with his revisionist Biblical theories says he has found new evidence that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and that early Christians... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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It's 11/11 — here are 11 wishes God has granted

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Think God isn't watching you? Tell that to these people, who all received God's help in times of need. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

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Christmas has Elf on the Shelf. Now Hanukkah has Mensch on a Bench — not to mention Maccabee on the Mantel. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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One-in-five share faith online, opening door to face-to-face evangelism

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One-in-five Americans share something about faith online, a new Pew Research Center study finds. Internet experts say posting a prayer or religious photo can open the door for more serious online... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2014

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Hard-line US cardinal loses another Vatican job

American Cardinal Raymond Burke, a fervent opponent of abortion and gay marriage, was removed by Pope Francis from another top Vatican post on Saturday. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2014

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Growing old and older, like Noah

In just a few weeks, I’ll turn 66. I find that, as I age, other people struggle with me growing older as well. They’re not quite sure how “old” they should treat me. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2014

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Duce's Wild: Potatoes to feed both body and soul

The McPherson family of Stevensville, Montana, plants five acres of potatoes on their family farm to be given away to food banks, church groups and families across the state. They hope their... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2014

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