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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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What happens when society rejects a faith-based moral standard?

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The accreditation of an evangelical Christian college near Boston is under review, and a city contract was lost last week, after the president of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, signed a... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Erin Stewart: A prime-time mockery of marriage

Men and women looking for love via reality TV are getting more desperate than ever. In a new FYI Network show called “Married at First Sight,” three men and three women will show up at... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Wright Words: Why I said ‘no’ to 'Shark Tank'

My family first discovered ABC’s “Shark Tank” two seasons ago. We’d been fishing for shows we could watch together as a family and it didn’t take long before we were... 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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600 strong, BYU athletes are in a service league all their own

The highest-profile athletes are also the most eager to speak in public. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Returned missionary son tackles mom during airport reunion (+video)

Susie Atwood experienced five consecutive years of sending children on LDS missions. When her last son returned, he tackled her to the ground in the airport out of excitement. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Look to past to prepare for future, President Uchtdorf says

President Uchtdorf speaks to 11,500 during the Ogden, Utah, Pioneer Days Devotional on July 13. 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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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

Even religious leaders have things to learn, like how to better serve domestic violence victims

National Edition

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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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?

National Edition

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

National Edition

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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