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One ex-Marine is fighting for her right to display a Bible verse at work

A Marine lance corporal was given a bad conduct discharge for refusing to remove a verse she displayed.

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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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Pope Francis to the world: Don't ignore killing of Christians

Pope Francis on Monday again pressed the international community to do something about the killing of Christians in several parts of the world and not "look the other way." Read more »

April 6, 2015

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Photo gallery: Christians celebrate Easter across the world

Christians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. Read more »

April 5, 2015

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Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya,... Read more »

April 5, 2015

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Official Vatican text of Pope Francis' Easter message

The following is the Vatican's official English-language translation of Pope Francis "Urbi et Orbi" Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's... Read more »

April 5, 2015

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'A.D. The Bible Continues' does not disappoint

The new series from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett picks up where "The Bible" left off, portraying the aftermath of Christ's crucifixion in a way that will more than likely satisfy its core audience. Read more »

April 5, 2015

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Photo gallery: Salt Lake churches gather for Good Friday cross procession

Congregants from several Salt Lake churches joined in prayer and participated in the commemorative ritual Read more »

April 4, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Amidst all the terrible news from the Middle East, something beautiful and significant: In 2007, a new masterpiece of Islamic architecture was completed in the United Arab Emirates —... Read more »

April 4, 2015

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Christians use ritual, repetition to remember miracle of Easter

Millions throughout the world find ways to help them prepare for Easter, which Christians see as commemorating Jesus' resurrection. The preparation and annual repetition help many focus their lives... Read more »

April 4, 2015

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AP PHOTOS: Christians celebrate Holy Week

Week nears an end, Christians around the world are observing Good Friday, which recalls Jesus' death by crucifixion. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Preparation for the liberation of Passover

Jews throughout the world are celebrating Passover, an observance that reminds Jews of their need for liberation. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California — he took his message to them. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Holy Thursday: Pope washes the feet of 12 inmates, 1 infant

Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 inmates and a baby at Rome's main prison in a pre-Easter ritual meant to show his willingness to serve others. Read more »

April 2, 2015

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The latest developments on religious objection laws

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition

When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house. Read more »

March 31, 2015

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Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass

Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia. Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Photo gallery: Holi festival immerses Utahns in vivid color

Thousands of Utahns showered themselves in vivid color Sunday in celebration of the annual Festival of Colors. Participants in the popular Holi festival at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in... Read more »

March 29, 2015

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'Killing Jesus' takes up middle ground on question of Christ's divinity

Nat Geo's new TV movie, based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reillly, is neither the best nor the worst depiction of the story of Jesus in recent years, but Christian audiences may have a hard... Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: A place where Jesus actually stood

Scholars debate the true holiness of just about every holy site in Israel. Yet there is one place where scholars, scientists and spiritual leaders all agree is a place where Jesus certainly stood... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Iran film portrays the Prophet Muhammad, drawing criticism

Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Pope Francis finally gets his pizza — albeit hand-delivered

Pope Francis, who recently lamented he can't slip out and get a pizza like he used to, finally got a pie — albeit one hand-delivered to his popemobile. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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'United' through music: Members of various faiths to perform in annual Salt Lake Interfaith Musical Tribute

Praises will be sung, danced, drummed, prayed and chanted at Sunday’s Interfaith Musical Tribute as members from different faiths perform sacred music from their traditions at the Salt Lake... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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7 traditions to help keep Easter centered on Christ

Using seven people or groups in her “Easter Nativity,” she combined them with a devotional and activity, Emily Freeman shares these traditions in the recent “Celebrating a... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Do religions try to keep their scriptures inaccessible?

It's been alleged that religions worldwide have tended to resist translation of their sacred books into languages that ordinary people can read. This is historically misleading at best. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Connecticut priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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