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'Because of Him': LDS video on Christ surpasses 2.6 million YouTube views

An Easter video at the center of a big LDS Church media campaign this week is nearing 3 million YouTube views.

Don’t call it atheist church; secular communities are growing

A group of nonbelievers held its first secular Sunday service here earlier this month. These meetings fill a need that area atheists say wasn’t being met: weekly get-togethers for like-minded... Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Wright Words: Did I blow the choice between free lunch and a friend?

A few days ago, I had lunch with a buddy at a local restaurant. The food was fine, sure, but this is a friend who makes the menu irrelevant. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Book review: A trio of companion books to 'The Bible' TV series celebrate Easter, Christmas

Easter, Christmas, and the Son of God: three books carry on the experience of the well-received, Emmy award nominated TV miniseries "The Bible". Read more »

April 11, 2014

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LDS Church meetings held every day of the week in Hong Kong

Where are LDS Church meetings held most frequently in the world? And why? Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Bill would name the Bible as Louisiana state book

Lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court. Read more »

April 10, 2014

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Internet users either hot or cold when it comes to religion

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A recent study suggests Internet use can make people less religious, but church groups' online activities and Pew research shows that isn't necessarily true. Read more »

April 10, 2014

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Defending the Faith: Four testimonials of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Those closest to Joseph Smith seem to have had the highest opinion of him. And that is deeply significant. Read more »

April 10, 2014

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6 Mormon youths share their experiences with family history work

These six youths in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are discovering they can get involved with family history work now. Read more »

April 9, 2014

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Bishop Caussé shares church welfare principles at LDS International Society conference

Bishop GÉrald CaussÉ, first counselor in the LDS Church's Presiding Bishopric, was the keynote speaker at the 25th annual conference of the LDS International Society at BYU on Monday. Read more »

April 8, 2014

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Two Hyrum 13-year-olds find fun and excitement in family history

After their bishop extended a challenge to the ward youths, two teenagers found that family history was not only exciting, but addicting as well. Read more »

April 8, 2014

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'Noah' blockbuster has almost everything going for it, except diversity

The new “Noah” movie has everything you’d expect in a biblical blockbuster. But the Rev. Wil Gafney sees something missing: a hint of ethnic diversity. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Book review: 'Families and Faith' shares multigenerational study of how religion is passed down

Religious beliefs are among the most important traditions society can pass on, but America is more secular than it has ever been. This 35-year study explores how religion is passed on from one... Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Tragic past, rebirth in Berlin's Jewish community

The epicenter of the Holocaust, the city where Hitler signed the death warrants of 6 million Jews, seems an unlikely candidate for the world's fastest growing Jewish community. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Ex-Palestinian prisoner teaches Hebrew, tolerance

Facing a classroom of Palestinian 10th graders, Hebrew teacher Esmat Mansour asks his students who is for and against learning the language. A few raise their hands in favor, others against and he... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Faith in film: Why science-fiction movies abound with religious themes

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Science fiction books, films and movies are rife with religious themes. Experts explain that authors often use religious symbolism because they examine questions religions have historically tried... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Brother Randall L. Ridd: 'The choice generation'

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Brother Randall Ridd addressed young men in the priesthood session of general conference as “the choice generation,” saying he did so “because never before in history have... Read more »

April 5, 2014

Watch live: 184th Annual General Conference

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Watch the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live. Read more »

April 5, 2014

Jewish Mormons celebrate two cultures, eye one faith

Jewish members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Thursday night in Salt Lake City to celebrate Jewish and LDS cultures, asserting their religion is in linear descent from Old... Read more »

April 5, 2014

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Does Mozilla CEO ousting portend new era of public scrutiny?

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The quick departure of Mozilla Corp.'s new CEO, Brendan Eich, over a $1,000 donation in support of California's Prop 8, raises the question of whether a new, harsher litmus test for corporate... Read more »

April 5, 2014

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Book review: Rogue agents, dangerous terrorists plague Mormon spy's upcoming wedding in 'Spy for a Spy'

Talia’s back to her secretive, spying ways again in Jordan McCollum’s sequel “Spy for Spy.” She finds herself in yet another life threatening mission, but this time the... Read more »

April 5, 2014

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Defending the Faith: A witness for the Book of Mormon witnesses

William McLellin left the LDS Church an embittered man in 1838. But he maintained his faith in the Book of Mormon for the remaining 45 years of his life — partly as a result of his confidence... Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Jim Bennett: 'Noah' gets God wrong

The fatal flaw of the “Noah” movie is that its director, who doesn’t believe in God, doesn’t understand him, either. Read more »

April 3, 2014

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