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Episcopal Church votes to adopt rituals for same-sex marriage ceremonies

The Episcopal Church, during its convention in Utah, voted to adopt rituals for same-sex marriages.

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Princeton professor elected chairman of U.S. religious freedom commission

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Robert P. George, Princeton University's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, was elected as chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Q&A: What is Ramadan and why do Muslims fast all day?

Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Here's a look at some questions and answers... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Muslims worldwide to mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday

Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Egypt court confirms death sentence for ousted president

An Egyptian court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi over the mass 2011 prison break that eventually brought him to power, making him the first... Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Utahns celebrate reopening of Weigand Homeless Resource Center

Catholic Community Services of Utah, advocates and community leaders Monday celebrated the reopening of the Weigand Homeless Resource Center, which has new a fresh look and renewed purpose, leaders... Read more »

June 15, 2015

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French app hopes to link Muslim faithful with prayer sites

They simply wanted a place to pray, as required five times a day for faithful Muslims. But in France, that's not necessarily simple. Read more »

June 14, 2015

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Episcopal Church in Utah has ministered in Utah since its humble beginnings in 1867

Its means and infrastructure have changed, but ministering to the state's spiritual and practical needs has remained a constant for Utah's Episcopal Church, established nearly 148 years ago. Read more »

June 13, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: A small German town with a vast history

There are few places in the world where so many historically important sites are within such close walking distance of each other as in Wittenburg, Germany. Read more »

June 13, 2015

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Episcopal Church's 78th General Convention to convene in Salt Lake City

The election of a new Presiding Bishop, the theology of marriage, the Episcopal Church in Cuba and gun violence are just some of the issues before the Episcopal Church's General Convention, June... Read more »

June 13, 2015

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Watch this '80s action star passionately explain his faith in God

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In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Laurence Tureaud (most commonly known as Mr. T) passionately explained his Christian beliefs. Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Before Francis, long line of popes voiced environment alarm

Anxiety has so gripped American conservatives over Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on the environment that you might think a pope had never before blamed fossil fuels for global warming. Or... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Pope creates abuse tribunal for cases of bishop negligence

Pope Francis has created a new Vatican tribunal section to hear cases of bishops accused of failing to protect children from sexually abusive priests, the biggest step the Holy See has taken yet to... Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Monsignor Bircumshaw elected administrator of Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

Monsignor Colin F. Bircumshaw has been elected administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Matthew, Mark, Luke, John — a look at Utah's Catholic bishops

I can only conclude that God loves Utah, judging by the caliber of men and women of faith he keeps sending our way. That’s why I’m eager to see who’s next. Read more »

June 6, 2015

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Rededication of expanded, renovated temple a dream come true to Hindus in Utah

Utah's Hindu community will rededicate its expanded, renovated Hindu Temple with an elaborate ceremony Sunday afternoon. The rededication, Maha Kumbhabhishekam, can occur only once every 12 years. Read more »

June 5, 2015

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Archbishop Wester gets 'rock star' welcome in Santa Fe

The Most Rev. John C. Wester was installed Thursday afternoon as 12th archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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A bitter battle for control of oldest synagogue in the US

A bitter struggle for control over the nation's oldest synagogue goes to trial this week, with lawyers saying they may use more than 1,000 exhibits dating as far back as 1733. Read more »

May 31, 2015

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Archbishop John C. Wester prepares to bid farewell to Utah, his adopted home

As Archbishop John C. Wester prepares to celebrate his final Mass on Sunday, he worries about keeping his emotions in check. "I'm not a great 'goodbye' sayer,' he said in an interview with the... Read more »

May 31, 2015

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Selected quotes from Archbishop John C. Wester on issues, events during his 8 years in Utah

Selected quotes from Archbishop John C. Wester on issues and events during his term as Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. He will be installed of Archbishop of Santa Fe on June 4. Read more »

May 31, 2015

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Giant cross rises in Pakistan, home to a Christian minority

Now towering over this violent port city in Pakistan, where Islamic militant attacks and gangland shootings remain common, is an uncommon sight in this Muslim-majority country: a 42-meter... Read more »

May 31, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Buddhism's 'Pali Canon'

The teachings of the Buddha, like those of Jesus, have been preserved in languages other than the one in which he taught. Read more »

May 30, 2015

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Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil

The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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Old Rock Church tours open doors to historic Salt Lake chapel

Visitors can tour the historic LDS meetinghouse on Capitol Hill this summer, guided by members of the church who attend there. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning

Parts of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church could easily be mistaken for someone's living room, if not for the stained glass window depicting Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Knotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challenges

A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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