Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday for his first-ever visit to Africa.
Despite intense opposition from some conservatives and new revelations of financial scandals in the Vatican, Pope Francis is at peace with the reformist course he has set for the Catholic Church. Read more »
The leaders of the two largest Baptist denominations, one mostly white and the other predominantly black, will meet with pastors from both groups in Mississippi for a “Conversation on Race in... Read more »
A survey released Tuesday brought some good news for faith leaders alarmed by the spike in the number of Americans who say they have no ties to a particular religion. Read more »
Religion researchers are looking for new ways to investigate American spirituality, according to the Pew Research Center. Read more »
The Vatican said Monday it had arrested a high-ranking priest and another member of a papal reform commission on suspicion of leaking confidential documents — a stunning move that comes just... Read more »
As his surge in heavily evangelical Iowa puts a spotlight on his faith, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is opening up about his membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He... Read more »
The Episcopal Church, whose history is entwined with the founding of the United States, is installing its first black national leader this weekend. Read more »
Halloween's past is more spiritual than you would think. Today, its religious roots are perpetuated in the popular Dia de los Muertos celebration. Read more »
Even if some might be inclined to try, it's probably an impossible task to erase Christian symbols and references from the American landscape — and, anyway, doing so would impoverish us all. Read more »
Long-distance runner John Stephen Akhwari represented Tanzania in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City with an unforgettable performance in the marathon. He did not set a new world record. He... Read more »
Liberty University's famed "The Liberty Way" handbook got some edits before fall semester, so here's what's changing at the conservative Christian school. Read more »
The "renaissance of marriage" in America will depend not only on renewing conservative values but also economic and social policies that support the poor and working class, W. Bradford Wilcox... Read more »
Speakers and attendees at the World Congress of Families on Wednesday talked about the nation's declining birth and marriage rates and grappled with questions about why. Read more »
A.J. Jacobs' 2007 book, "A Year of Living Biblically," chronicled his experiences literally following as much of the Bible literally as possible. Now, CBS is basing a sitcom on the book, according... Read more »
When millennial children of mixed-faith marriages are exposed to Jewish influences, they strengthen their Jewish identities to levels comparable to those of millennials with two Jewish parents, a... Read more »
Action was the word of the day at the World Congress of Families, which kicked off its first conference on U.S. soil on Tuesday. Read more »
Pope Francis named two new archbishops in Italy on Tuesday (Oct. 27), seen as strategic appointments for the pontiff’s push to create a “poor church.” Read more »
Several influential Christian conservative leaders in Iowa, even those who publicly back GOP candidates other than Carson, came to the defense of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Monday. Read more »
After often contentious talks on whether to adapt the church’s approach to issues such as divorce and cohabitation, the high-level synod succeeded in giving Pope Francis a document that... Read more »
According to faith leaders and experts on architecture, sacred spaces influence the religious communities that worship in them. Read more »
Israel's prime minister on Sunday defended a U.S.-brokered plan to install video surveillance at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, saying it could help refute claims that Israel is trying to expand... Read more »
Rabbi Sacks discusses why religion is too often used as the justification for violence against God's children
A conversation with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks about his new book “Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence.” Read more »
The following is a transcript of the interview conducted by Deseret News editor Paul Edwards with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Read more »
When middle and high schoolers join interfaith organizations, they can feel more deeply connected to their beliefs, one teenager said. Read more »
Interfaith movement leader Eboo Patel spoke about his work with Deseret News National this month. Read more »
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