Faith

What life was like for the Mormon pioneers after entering Salt Lake Valley

In late July 1847, the Mormon pioneers gazed at the Salt Lake Valley, which would be a home to thousands.

Spirit of competition is alive and well at BYU-Idaho

LDS Church News

An overview of the competitive-sports program at BYU-Idaho. Read more »

July 12, 2014

LDS Church's growing presence in Hawaii

LDS Church News

The Sunset Beach YSA Branch was formed in September 2013 and has grown from less than 20 members to more than 90 in less than a year as a result of the outreach efforts of many of the branch members. Read more »

July 12, 2014

July events listed for the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center

Events at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in July include musical performances in Spanish and English and firesides. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Book review: ‘Authoring the Old Testament’ is insightful and spiritually edifying

“Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis-Deuteronomy” focuses on who wrote the first five books in the Bible. Author David Bokovoy provides insightful evidences relating biblical... 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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Gallup poll: Mormons like Obama least of all faith groups

Just 18 percent of Latter-day Saints polled by Gallup in the past six months approved of the job President Obama is doing, the president's lowest showing among all faith groups and down from 43... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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LeBron James: Cleveland's prodigal son?

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Is LeBron James Cleveland's prodigal son? After playing with the Miami Heat for years, he finally returns to his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he left years ago. Read more »

July 11, 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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Videographer explains drone flight over D.C. Temple, expresses newfound appreciation for LDS Church

Tony Collins recently flew a drone over the Washington D.C. Temple, sharing a new perspective on the beloved building. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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A majority of Americans believe they have a sure answer to society's problems. You'll never believe what it is.

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"Fifty-seven percent of Americans say that religion can answer all or most of today's problems," according to Gallup, which recently released a poll on the subject. 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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Here's a riddle: What highlights Biblical themes without once mentioning God?

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HBO's recently debuted "The Leftovers" is the most recent example of a handful of TV shows that examine biblical concepts without directly acknowledging God. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Wright Words: Former priest, pastor share their journey to Mormon faith

Randy Casto was a Lutheran pastor. His wife, Meredith, was an Episcopal priest. Today, thanks to a courageous member, they belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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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'Unbroken' WWII hero Zamperini was man of great faith

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"Unbroken" hero Louis Zamperini died this week at age 97. Famous for his time as a WWII prisoner of war and his track performance in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Zamperini's life story also includes... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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