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Does Hollywood demean or misrepresent Christianity?

Americans were recently asked, "Does Hollywood demean or misrepresent Christianity?"

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Mormon Mentions: Video shows how sacrament cups are made; Marie Osmond, David Archuleta and Alex Boye join Nashville Tribute Band for show

Last week on social media, LDS musicians announced future collaborations and BYU-Hawaii gets a special visitor. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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LDS missionary with spina bifida reflects on how young men in his ward changed his life in new LDS Youth video

A young men's group invented the "Mitch-mobile" to enable their friend, who has Spina bifida, to enjoy high adventure camp. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Study reveals another unexpected health benefit of attending church

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Weekly attendance at worship services was shown to reduce the risk of suicide in a new study. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Best ways to cope with recent violent deaths of youths? Connect, talk it out and seek help, experts say

Experts recommend that people attempting to process the recent spate of violent deaths of five youths plug into their respective communities, talk and, if needed, seek the help of a variety of... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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The next big Supreme Court battle over 'religious liberty' is set to unfold — and one group just issued a major warning

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A group devoted to enforcing the separation of church and state is warning that an upcoming Supreme Court battle could "undermine core tenets of religious liberty." Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Rapper DMX says he believes God has called him to become a pastor

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Rapper DMX believes he's been called to ministry, recently telling popular New York City radio show "The Breakfast Club" that he believes he'll eventually become a pastor, and that he often prays... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Choir, orchestra have had 'unifying effect' in Europe, leaders say

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Performing to enthusiastic audiences in four European cities so far, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have had “a tremendous unifying effect upon the people who... Read more »

July 7, 2016

LDS Church's chief lawyer says not all religious freedoms should be defended the same

Elder Lance B. Wickman, the general counsel for the LDS Church, said Thursday that believers have to prioritize religious freedoms, defending those at the innermost core of importance and... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Rapper who willingly confessed to cold-case murder 17 years later reveals what drove his decision

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Rapper G. Dep had a deep, dark secret that haunted him for years — a criminal act that pervasively ate away at his conscience until he finally made a decision that left many critics calling... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Creator of life-size Noah's ark replica reveals why he built the biblical structure — and what he hopes it accomplishes

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The Ark Encounter includes a massive replica of Noah's ark as recounted in the Book of Genesis — a structure that is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet tall, sitting on land nestled... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Honor the pioneers by telling better stories

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An important part of every Pioneer Day celebration involves rehearsing the stories of the pioneers. Stories about the past inspire us today, and they become more effective as they become more... Read more »

July 7, 2016

Dad sets out on biblical quest to 'build the next generation of godly men'

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Kent Evans is on a mission to help American dads "build the next generation of godly men" — a quest that he's accomplishing through a non-profit organization he launched called "Manhood... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Defending the Faith: 'Transformed by the renewing of your mind'

We're all inevitably affected by our cultural and social environment. Such influences can be spiritually dangerous, though, so it's wise to be aware of rival worldviews and, where necessary, to be... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Edgehill Ward celebrates 80th anniversary with reunion Aug. 20-21

The Edgehill Ward, organized in Salt Lake City in 1936, will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a reunion Aug. 20-21. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Israeli rabbinical court questions authority of US rabbi who converted Ivanka Trump

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Two hundred people demonstrated outside Israel’s Supreme Rabbinical Court on Wednesday (July 6) to protest the court’s refusal to recognize the authority of one of the most prominent... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Bangladesh restaurant shooters prayed, ate and awaited their fate as martyrs

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Before being shot by security forces, the Islamist militants who attacked a cafÉ in Dhaka said they would happily become “martyrs” because they had successfully completed their... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Pope Francis prays with parents of US student killed in Rome

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Pope Francis has met the parents of an American teenager who died in suspicious circumstances just after he arrived to start a foreign study program. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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The ‘Splainer: What is the Star of David and what does it mean for Jews?

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Donald Trump’s recent use of a six-pointed star in a tweet widely deemed anti-Semitic has raised many questions about the Star of David, a symbol of Judaism. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Elder Wickman, UVU's Matt Holland to speak at BYU religious freedom conference

How can you protect religious freedom? A BYU conference this week will provide tips for talking about it effectively, identify the political and legal trends, and help with understanding media... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Christian teacher who was fired for not divorcing her husband wins wrongful termination battle. Here are the bizarre details.

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A British teacher has won a court battle after being fired for refusing to separate from her husband following his arrest and detainment for secretly recording young boys — a bizarre case... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Church's bold move to help the homeless has big impact on the government, report finds

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What is the true worth of a church? Sure, there's the intrinsic value that a worship community brings to parishioners, but what about the more definitive programs and financial benefits that... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Famed Christian apologist's warning to America: 'We have a deep crisis of the soul that is killing us morally'

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Famed Christian apologist and preacher Ravi Zacharias is warning that American culture is "at the cliff’s precipitous edge and the fall could be long and deadly," arguing also that "we have a... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Nearly half of all Americans can't name 'a single First Amendment freedom,' survey finds

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A new survey of Americans found sweeping support for constitutional rights, including free speech and religious freedom, yet 4 in 10 respondents were shockingly unable to list a single right... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Picturing history: Newel and Elizabeth Whitney home, Kirtland, Ohio

The extant home of Newel and Elizabeth Whitney is the site where Joseph and Emma Smith first stayed following their move to Kirtland, Ohio. Several sections of the Doctrine and Covenants were... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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New Harmony: Are you a reliable witness for your life?

In matters of faith, where a pulpit is a witness stand and people constantly share and bear testimony, being a reliable witness is all. Religious souls rise or fall on their authenticity. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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What's new: 'Change Your Words, Change Your World' by Eric Richards shares power of words

Using a variety of analogies and stories, Eric Richards, an LDS Church educator, gives an inspiring fireside on audio CD about how the power of our words can affect others. "The key to other... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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LDS Church announces open house, dedication dates for Sapporo Japan Temple

The Sapporo Japan Temple will be the third LDS temple in Japan and is set to be dedicated on Sunday, Aug. 21. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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‘Nuns on the Bus’ will ride to the political conventions this summer

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Disturbed by the language of exclusion that has characterized much of the 2016 electoral campaign, Sister Simone Campbell and a band of Catholic nuns will again board her bus to promote a vision of... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Digitizing books by the dozens

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has developed a sophisticated system for digitizing and storing books and other historical items that makes information available to those who are... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Churches say this government brochure 'should send chills down the spine of every congregation in Iowa.' Here's why

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A Christian church is demanding that the Iowa Civil Rights Commission — the agency that enforces Iowa's non-discrimination laws — retract language "claiming it has the authority to... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Elie Wiesel’s death prompts outpouring of tributes

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Elie Wiesel’s death is inspiring an outpouring of grief and gratitude from leaders in the religious and political worlds, and ordinary people alike Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Does God have a plan for your life?

Why I believe "everything will work out," maybe just not on this earth. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Debate raged after claims that Trump became a born-again Christian. Here's the person who reportedly 'led him to Christ'

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Debate raged after Christian leader Dr. James Dobson recently proclaimed that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has accepted "a relationship with" Jesus. Here's how people are reacting... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and teacher of tolerance, is dead at 87

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Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner whose memories of persecution and teachings on tolerance made him one of the world’s most revered moral voices, has died at 87. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Camps teach kids to put their faith into action

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Twenty kids marched around a multipurpose room at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church on a recent Thursday, following the path of a cardboard highway that a day earlier they discovered had... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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LDS Singles and other religious dating sites must now serve LGBT singles

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A lawsuit, originally filed in 2013, brought by two gay men against the owner of several faith-based dating websites, has been settled. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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The Bible 'surprise' that got these translators thinking differently about how to spread the gospel

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While many people are openly embracing the digital phenomenon, some in the underground church world are still pining for paper copies of the scriptures, according to David Reeves, director of... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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UN warns of starvation in Syrian towns, demands access

The top U.N. official in Syria on Monday demanded immediate and unconditional humanitarian access to tens of thousands of people trapped in four towns, warning of starvation. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Vatican leaks trial nears end with requests for convictions

Prosecutors asked a Vatican tribunal on Monday to absolve one journalist and give a suspended, one-year sentence to another for publishing books based on confidential Vatican documents exposing... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Jordan Olympic runner says Ramadan fast boosts his mental strength

With guidance from nutritionists and coaches in Jordan and the U.S., the runner follows a training program that has lowered his body fat, cut his marathon time by 15 minutes and has enabled him to... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Elder Neil L. Andersen throws out first pitch at Dodger Stadium

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Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Doger Stadiumin Los Angeles July 1. Read more »

July 4, 2016

Huckabee, Boone enter controversy over California legislation, claiming assault on religions liberty

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Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and legendary singer and songwriter Pat Boone recently penned a letter to California Gov. Jerry Brown, expressing profound concern over legislation that is... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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German audiences give raucous applause to choir, orchestra

Just under a week into their Western European tour, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have performed concerts in Berlin and Nuremburg — and folks on tour are still... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Book review: 'Loving Leah' is a journey through war-torn historical America

When Mormon Leah Donaldson gets a job as a governess to two children whose mother has died and father is away at war, she isn't ready for the love she feels for them, or the trouble that awaits her... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Remembering President Boyd K. Packer 1 year after his death

One year has passed since the death of President Boyd K. Packer on July 3, 2015. President Packer was serving as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside Florida mosque

Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'God bless America'

“God Bless America” became an unofficial national anthem of the United States almost from the moment Kate Smith sang it on the radio in 1938. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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What's new: Gerald Lund's 'To Soar With Eagles' explores life in San Juan mission in southeastern Utah

Author Gerald N. Lund's "To Soar With Eagles" is the sequel to "Only the Brave," a two-volume historical fiction series based on the families that pioneered the San Juan mission in early... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Turning 'houses into homes': At Home CEO Lee Bird discusses faith, values

CEO of At Home, Lewis “Lee” Bird, understands good values in business. In his three years with the company, he has successfully applied many policies that reflect his LDS beliefs. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Can a man like Donald Trump find Jesus? Ask Bob Dylan

The word on the wire is Donald Trump has found Jesus. James Dobson from “Focus on the Family” leaked the news to the press earlier this week. So far no one in Trumpland is talking.... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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