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Younger sister is living tribute to two brothers who died in Utah plane crash

Aubri Whatcott and her family are marking the one-year anniversary of a plane crash.

Professor speaks on LDS Church's global historical landscape at Pioneers in Every Land series

LDS Church News

In her remarks as part of the Pioneers in Every Land series, Melissa Inouye used her Chinese and Japanese family roots to provide a framework for other “fruitful angles” in which to... Read more »

July 14, 2015

Nuns lose latest court battle to avoid contraception mandate

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The Little Sisters of the Poor — nuns who have refused to comply with the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate — lost their latest court case Tuesday. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Religious groups weigh support for Boy Scouts after vote to end ban on gay leaders

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Are the days of religious groups’ involvement in the Boy Scouts numbered or will a pending vote on gay leadership give those who oppose it a workaround? Read more »

July 14, 2015

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The title of Harper Lee’s new book comes from the Bible

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The title of Harper Lee's follow-up to 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is actually a Bible quote from the book of Isaiah. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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LDS gymnast takes 7th place in men's all around at Pan American Games

Hugh Smith competed in the Pan American Games this weekend, taking seventh place in the men's all around and helping Canada's team to a fourth-place finish in the men's team event. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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LDS Church announces new resource for returning missionaries

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a new resource for missionaries: My Plan, an online course designed to help missionaries develop post-mission goals. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Doug Robinson: One man's impressive, ponderous walk across America

Salt Lake's John Lindgren left the Atlantic Ocean on foot three months ago, and he's walked all the way to Utah, but he isn't stopping until he reaches the Pacific. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Wonder how Muslims celebrate the holiest night of the year? Check Snapchat

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Wonder how Muslims celebrate the holiest night of the year? Check Snapchat. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Twin sisters open LDS mission calls to Germany on the same day

Twin sisters from Oregon recently opened their LDS mission calls on the same day. A video posted to YouTube captures their surprise as they learn they are both headed to Germany. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Indianapolis Indiana Temple open house to begin Friday

The open house for the newly completed Indianapolis Indiana Temple of the LDS Church will be held July 17-Aug. 8. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Stampede kills 27 during religious bathing festival in India

At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede during a Hindu religious bathing festival on a river bank in southern India. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Pope commits to respond to critics of his views on capitalism

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Pope Francis says, "If I don’t dialogue with those who criticize then I have no right to express an opinion." Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Sister Linda K. Burton throws first pitch at Dodgers game on Mormon Night

Sister Linda K. Burton, general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, threw out the first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game Friday. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on

For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith — the baptism of Jesus. The parallel... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Want to know if your child will switch religions? Watch how they play as a baby

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Childhood pretend play has numerous effects, but one study found it is associated with religiosity. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Elder Christofferson speaks at Ogden Pioneer Days, counsels attendees to put aside differences

LDS Church News

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks at the annual Ogden Pioneer Days Devotional held in the Dee Events Center on July 12. Read more »

July 12, 2015

Religious freedom experts worry about their First Amendment rights after marriage ruling

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Religious freedom stops in public expressions by private businesses, a growing number of activists and others are claiming. The trend has developed in light of the June 26 Supreme Court ruling... Read more »

July 12, 2015

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3 Christian schools shift their policies on homosexuality

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While some Christian colleges have decided to offer benefits and lift bans on homosexuality, others are rooted in their original policy against homosexuality. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Pope gushes about Paraguayan women during Mass in Caacupe

Pope Francis lauded the strength and religious fervor of Paraguayan women on Saturday while visiting the country's most important pilgrimage site, where thousands of his fellow Argentines joined... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Canadian gymnast, LDS returned missionary to compete in the Pan American Games

At 31, Hugh Smith is one of the oldest member of the national Canadian gymnastics team and he said the Lord has blessed him throughout his career after serving an LDS mission to Mexico. Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Is suicide bombing in the Middle East really motivated by religion?

Suicide terrorism is routinely cited as a parade example of the evils caused by religious fanaticism — or, as some atheists say, by religion, period. But close analysis of the evidence fails... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Thousands await papal Mass at Caacupe shrine in Paraguay

When Marta Noella was a girl, she says she was frequently beaten by her strict father. At 14, she was so depressed she planned to kill herself by stepping in front of a car. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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