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Faith-based nonprofits will likely land in court over nondiscrimination orders

Executive orders may create dilemmas for faith-based nonprofits that could only be settled in court.

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Pope meets Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for her faith

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Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith. Read more »

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Iraqis: Jihadis blow up Muslim shrine said to be burial place of Jonah

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. Read more »

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Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats: Convert, pay a tax or die

Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul after Islamic extremists seized it described Tuesday leaving behind all the possessions, as politicians in the country still struggle to form a... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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United States sharpens criticism of Hamas, urges cease-fire

The United States on Sunday sharpened its criticism of Hamas and urged the militant Palestinian group to accept a cease-fire agreement that would halt nearly two weeks of fighting with Israel. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Teens from Northern Ireland learn leadership, peacemaking in Salt Lake City

Protestant and Catholic youths from the Ulster Project are wrapping up their time in Utah. They have spent July participating in activities with Salt Lake host teens who help them learn leadership... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Obama will sign order barring gay, transgender discrimination

President Barack Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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'Eight Faces of Moses' display honors Arnold Friberg's memory, talents

The original "Eight Faces of Moses" collection, created by American painter and illustrator Arnold Friberg, was on display in Salt Lake Tuesday and Wednesday. Friberg was remembered for his... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Pope's comments on clergy sex abuse lead some to say facts were falsified

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A quote from Pope Francis in La Repubblica newspaper has created further drama in the Catholic Church around the already controversial issue of clergy sexual abuse. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Survey: Public 'warm' to Jews, Catholics and 'cool' to Muslims and atheists

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Americans of almost all stripes feel warmly toward Jews, Catholics and evangelicals, a Pew Research Center survey reveals. Muslims and atheists aren't as well regarded, while Mormons are in the... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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