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Firsthand accounts of the First Vision released in 10 languages

The Joseph Smith Papers has translated all four firsthand accounts of the First Vision into 10 languages.

'Freetown' extended another week in theaters

"Freetown," the movie about a six Liberian Mormon missionaries getting to Freetown, Sierra Leone, during a civil war, has been extended another week in theaters. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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ValueSpeak: A wolf at the door — and in the heart

Ollie and I have a strange and wonderful relationship. I think it’s strange to have a pet that is definitionally wild. Ollie thinks it would be wonderful to eat me. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Thousands of Churches to Join April 26 Stand for Marriage Sunday

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – With the Supreme Court hearing arguments concerning same-sex marriage looming on April 28, EchoLight Studios is continuing sharing the message of the erosion of... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Some Ugandan Muslims retreat in fear amid police hunt

Kassim Segawa prayed inside his local mosque near Uganda's capital but, instead of being in the company of scores of the faithful, on this day he was alone. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Rare LDS Church document discovered that marked beginning of explosive growth in England

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Recently, a well-preserved copy of the Church’s 1840 conference report was found in the possession of the descendants of the Wilford Woodruff family and acquired by Anthony Christensen of... Read more »

April 16, 2015

Kim Kardashian airbrushed out of ultra-Orthodox website

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This has gotta be a first: Kim Kardashian is not in the picture. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Okla. attorney general wants private citizens to distribute religious literature in schools

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OKLAHOMA CITY — After a series of challenges to the distribution of Gideon Bibles in the state’s school districts, Oklahoma’s attorney general stepped in to defend the practice. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Seeking and sorrowing: Sisters of the Prophet Joseph Smith

The Prophet's three sisters suffered much of the persecution and trials that came with the Restoration. They remained true to their parents, to their brother and to the truth, though none of the... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Vatican unexpectedly ends takeover of US nun group

The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial takeover of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, signaling a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. sisters under the social... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Embrace your days, Elder Andersen urges LDS Business College grads

Graduation for LDS Business College was held in the Tabernacle on April 15. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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This professor makes a case for religious education in school

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Though there's been a lot of concern about teaching religion in school, this professor makes a case for it. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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16-year-old LDS ballerina shares her talents, testimony through dancing

Sixteen-year-old Gisele Bethea, a pre-professional ballet dancer, is fearless in sharing her beliefs and spreading the love of God through dancing. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Israeli researchers say attacks against Jews spiked in 2014

Jewish communities around the world faced an "explosion of hatred" last year, with the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks rising by 38 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Lessons of faith from LDS Church history in Africa

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Matthew K. Heiss was the latest "Pioneers in Every Land" lecture series speaker April 9. He spoke on "'The Nethermost Part of My Vineyard,'" Learning Lessons of Faith from the History of the Church... Read more »

April 14, 2015

5 quotes from former ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz on faith

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Holtz’s love for family can be attributed to his strong Catholic heritage. To this day, he credits the Sisters of Notre Dame St. Aloysius grade school for building his belief in God as a... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Returned missionary wins Ms. Virginia title, champions modesty and shares faith

Bekah Pence, 29, didn't enter the Ms. Virginia United States pageant for the glitz and glam or the 15 minutes of fame. The recently returned LDS missionary saw it as a way to continue sharing her... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Faith groups urge Supreme Court to uphold traditional marriage

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Nearly 20 religious organizations set aside theological differences in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Catholic archbishop calls freedom a challenge that 'must constantly be won over'

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Archbishop Bernadito C. Auza, the Vatican's United Nations representative, addressed issues of faith and freedom in Provo Monday evening, launching a Utah Valley University symposium. He also... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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HBO scientology film proves popular for network

If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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ValueSpeak: Memory's rocky road

By choosing to carry the full weight of every steppingstone and stumbling block we encounter on our journey through life, we give inordinate power to the past and dissipate the energy we should be... Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Pope's 3-nation South America trip set for July 6-12

Church officials say Pope Francis' trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay is set for July 6-12. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Kenyan Cardinal urges compassion for extremist killers

Some relatives of students who were mercilessly gunned down by Islamic militants said Wednesday they would pray for forgiveness for the killers, responding to a Catholic archbishop who visited a... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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5 major world religions: How do they worship?

What does worship look like for the five major world religions? Which religions observe a Sabbath and which worship in other ways? Read on to learn more. Judaism Sabbath for Jews is... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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