How we model our beliefs may be more important than any words we ever say.
What do the tango, Islam and conscientious objection have in common? They are just three of the references that Pope Francis made in his latest blockbuster interview. Read more »
The United Methodist Church is struggling to maintain unity amid deep divisions over Scripture and sexuality, the presiding bishop of America’s second-largest Protestant denomination... Read more »
When Pope Francis suddenly agreed, during an off-the-cuff chat last week with nuns gathered in Rome, to explore the idea of ordaining women as deacons he touched off what has by now become a... Read more »
Vice President Joseph Biden stood at the University of Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony on Sunday (May 15) with a medal signifying American Catholicism’s highest honor slung on a blue... Read more »
Hamblin & Peterson: The development of early Christian sanctuaries, from temples to homes to basilicas
Christian church buildings, in the sense familiar to us since even before the Middle Ages, took several centuries to emerge. And they still show some signs of the temple that they partly replaced. Read more »
Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has mounted a Twitter war with the Southern Baptist Convention’s chief ethicist, the Rev. Russell Moore. Read more »
Next week, Guadalupe School will observe 50 years of transforming lives through education. What began as a modest community center for Latinos on the city's west side has evolved into a nationally... Read more »
An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the... Read more »
It's been nearly three years since Minnesota opened a path for lawsuits by victims of long-ago childhood sexual abuse. Read more »
Sadiq Khan has a simple, striking message for Londoners: He'll be a mayor for people of all faiths and none. Read more »
In Wyoming, Anthony’s Lord Lurks just beneath the skin of things; Like water in a blade of grass. Like the color blue Hiding in the color green. Read more »
Long a celebration of evangelical influence in Washington and beyond, speakers at this year’s National Day of Prayer observance decried what they saw as America’s moral decline, in... Read more »
Author and speaker Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has been named chair of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Read more »
A new report on religious freedom violations around the world noted that violence against Muslims and Jews is on the rise in Europe. Read more »
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, visiting Salt Lake City at the invitation of the LDS Church, said Wednesday the two faiths stand together “on issues that are good... Read more »
You should already be running a monthly and annual budget on the church, so separate the necessities per month and multiply that by a three to six month figure. Read more »
Religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the globe, according to a new annual report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Read more »
A city that isn't even mentioned in the Bible may have been a key part of the earthly upbringing of Jesus and might help us to understand some of the expressions that he used in his teaching. Read more »
Though different religions have different conventions when it comes to prayer, the reasons for praying are strikingly similar. In interviews with local church leaders, most cited strengthening... Read more »
More than half of Americans believe employers should accommodate workers who want to keep a Sabbath. Read more »
Sunday mornings at Baptist churches fall right into Hillary Clinton's comfort zone. Read more »
As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feel he's in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn't have more company. Read more »
The ritual Passover meal requires each participant to eat matzo, drink four cups of wine and — in many Jewish households — end the feast with some really questionable candy. Read more »
Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the Treasury Department is expected to announce Wednesday. Read more »
Buildings that once housed faith communities are being sold and torn down. Read more »
VATICAN CITY — In the end, Bernie Sanders got something almost as good as a picture with Pope Francis: blanket international news coverage and a chance to deliver his stump speech wrapped in... Read more »
A federal court has ruled that the Flying Spaghetti Monster, referred to as “His Flying Noodliness” by fans and followers, is not, alas, the object of a real religion. Read more »
A 12-year-old Palestinian girl who was imprisoned after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement will be released early, Israel's prison service said Monday, capping a... Read more »
The South American country of Uruguay has a long tradition of secularism, to the point that a popular president in the early 1900s insisted on writing the word "God" with a lowercase "g'' whenever... Read more »
As the United States thaws its frosty attitude toward Cuba, some unforeseen consequences will surely surface. For one, normalization of relations with Cuba may mean normalization of Santeria, the... Read more »
Be our celebrations large or small, it’s good to take time to remember, reflect and rejoice. Read more »
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Salt Lake County, Sandy City and private donors have formed a unique partnership to guide, nuture homeless young men ages 18-21 through the Salt Lake County Youth... Read more »
In a sweeping document on family life that opened a door to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, Pope Francis insisted Friday that church doctrine cannot be the final word in answering tricky... Read more »
"Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love," is a new letter from Pope Francis on what people must do to support successful family life. Read more »
the world, Catholics reacted Friday to a sweeping document in which Pope Francis said they must be guided by their own informed consciences and not rely exclusively on church doctrine to negotiate... Read more »
Merle Haggard rejected his mother's faith at a young age, but turned to God in his old age. Read more »
It's the 50-year anniversary of Time magazine's provocative 'Is God Dead?' cover, but for most Americans, the answer is still no. Read more »
Pope Francis blessed the eyes of an American girl who suffers from a genetic condition that will make her blind, in a visit to the Vatican described as a “miracle” by her father. Read more »
Six years ago, Christian author and apologist Josh McDowell said he noticed “something’s wrong” with the young people he talks to — their attitudes toward authority, the way... Read more »
NASHVILLE — Tennessee is poised to make history as the first state in the nation to recognize the Holy Bible as its official book. Read more »
Can archaeology locate the site of Jesus Christ's burial and resurrection? There are two principal candidates for the designation. Which, if either of them, is right? Read more »
The Rev. Franklin Graham came to Utah on Tuesday to "run a campaign for God. I want to put God back in the discussion," the evangelist told 1,500 people at the state Capitol for a prayer rally that... Read more »
In an emotional televised address, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Monday to hunt down and defeat the militants who have been carrying out attacks like the Easter bombing that targeted Christians... Read more »
President Barack Obama and his family are attending Easter service at the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church, which traces its origins to when Thomas Jefferson was president. Read more »
Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian hope with a denunciation of "blind" terrorism, recalling victims of attacks in Europe, Africa and elsewhere, as well as expressing... Read more »
In the Procession of the Cross on Friday, worshippers participated in songs, prayer and scriptural readings at churches throughout downtown. In between the stops, volunteers took turns carrying a... Read more »
As mainstream media outlets like the Boston Globe or the Huffington Post cut back in-house religion coverage and religious publications get squeezed, the public stands to lose with it a deeper... Read more »
When I get confused about evangelical Christianity, I make one call, that’s all. I call Brad Scheelke, owner of Oasis Christian Books in Logan. Brad and I are old “fencing... Read more »
Iran's Hassan Rouhani arrived Friday in Pakistan on a landmark visit, his first since becoming president, at a time when Saudi Arabia is courting Islamabad to increase participation in a new... Read more »
Two Navajo siblings sued the Mormon church, alleging they were sexually abused during their time in a now-defunct church program that placed them with foster families in Utah in the late 1970s and... Read more »
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