Many people were confused during the United Methodist Church's General Conference, which ended May 20.
Iran's president asked Pope Francis to pray for him Tuesday after the two men held private talks at the Vatican, part of an Iranian effort to take a more prominent place on the world stage after a... Read more »
Pope Francis has concluded an annual weeklong prayer for Christian unity by making a sweeping apology for Catholic wrongs committed against other Christians and by announcing he will visit Sweden... Read more »
"Dear Pope Francis," 10-year-old Mohammed begins, "Will the world be again as it was in the past?" Read more »
Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of... Read more »
Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio promised to keep "talking about God" as he campaigned across Iowa Monday, reminding influential evangelical voters of his commitment to Christian values... Read more »
Pope Francis made his first visit to a synagogue as pope Sunday, greeting Rome's Jewish community in their house of worship as his two predecessors did in a show interfaith friendship at a time of... Read more »
In Michelle Singletary's book, "The 21-Day Financial Fast," Singletary encourages readers on day four to pay a tithe. Read more »
Throughout 2016, leading geneticists will be soliciting opinions about how and when genetic editing technologies should be used. Read more »
Pope Francis lays out his case for emphasizing the merciful face of the Catholic Church in his first book as pontiff, saying God never tires of forgiving and actually prefers the sinners who repent... Read more »
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Overly aggressive or politicized engagement with politics may affect how young Americans view religious organizations. Read more »
The New York Police Department will strengthen safeguards against illegal surveillance of Muslims in investigations of terror threats and install a civilian representative on an advisory committee... Read more »
Pope Francis released his prayer intentions for January in a video. Read more »
Wednesday is Epiphany, a major holiday in much of Orthodox Christianity celebrating the birth and baptism of Jesus. Religious services are held as well as Blessing of Water ceremonies at lakes,... Read more »
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is giving some of the most divisive proposals of his campaign a starring role in his first television ad — although the billionaire developer... Read more »
Saudi Arabia's execution Saturday of 47 prisoners, including an influential Shiite cleric, threatened to further damage Sunni-Shiite relations in a regional struggle playing out across the Middle... Read more »
Deep divisions among Nevada Republicans over a $1 billion tax increase pushed by the state’s Republican governor are helping to shape the battle between Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted... Read more »
In this holiday season, a time of goodwill and giving, I’ve been thinking about self-interest. We all like a payday. For some, a payday means a boost in the bank account. For others,... Read more »
Americans place a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of Christians than for other faith groups, ranking Muslims as the least deserving of the protections, according to a new survey. Read more »
When Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz first ran for U.S. Senate in Texas, the only thing lower than his name recognition was the expectation that he'd win. Read more »
Although popular figures such as Pope Francis continued to dominate faith coverage in 2015, there were also many chances for "little guys" to shine. Read more »
Islam raises the same interpretative questions found in most of the world’s great religions. Read more »
Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent U.N.-backed peace processes for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people, denouncing the "monstrous evil" and atrocities... Read more »
It was a lively night in church as an unusual musical tradition wrapped up its 27th season. It's a popular series of Sunday concerts, an "evening prayer" service, featuring a band called the Jazz... Read more »
We are facing it this week: the annual battle to instill the true meaning of Christmas into our young children and grandchildren. Read more »
Indonesian police said Monday they have foiled a plot to kill government officials, law enforcement officers and others by suspected Muslim militants arrested in weekend raids. Read more »
Martin Jarvis, guest narrator for this year’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on Temple Square’s Christmas concert, will read the message from Luke 2 during Sunday's broadcast. Read more »
So often authors, playwrights and journalists get everything right about a religion, except the essence of the religion. Having been both a journalist and believer, I've seen it many times. Read more »
"A Rare Nativity" by Sam Beeson is a story of gifts to an enemy and what that enemy does with the gifts with the theme of forgiveness. Read more »
Members of several faiths are asking Utahns to show their support of religious freedom and the Muslim community. Read more »
A European financial crimes watchdog on Tuesday (Dec. 15) called on the Vatican to prosecute those caught money laundering, stating the Holy See must act to ensure the success of its financial... Read more »
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be given opportunities to share their spiritual gifts in worship, accommodation experts said. Read more »
Cameron Hemphill, owner of SACS Furniture in Salt Lake City, looks over one of 60 tables the furniture business donated to Catholic Community Services on Tuesday. According to Hemphill, Catholic... Read more »
U.S. House Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) spoke Monday with a Muslim congregation at the Khadeeja Mosque, addressing their concerns about the faith being misperceived nationwide in light of... Read more »
Some 200 people took part in a rally Friday outside the Logan Islamic Center as a demonstration of solidarity with Cache Valley's Muslim community. The event brought together community members,... Read more »
Simmone Spitzberg-Hofstein admires her balloon sword made by Jeremy Telford during a Hanukkah party hosted at Temple Har Shalom in Park City on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. Read more »
Pope Francis is an example to others about how to ignore the cultural wars going on all around us. Read more »
On Monday's "Late Show," host Stephen Colbert spoke on what many considered "prayer shaming" after recent tragedies. Read more »
The debate over religious freedom still rages more than 200 years after the First Amendment was ratified. The amendment was created to protect all religious institutions, not just the popular ones. Read more »
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to block Muslims from entering the United States is being met with a chorus of near-universal condemnation from across the country and around... Read more »
In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre, Noor Ul-Hasan, a Utah Muslim involved in community, political and interfaith activities in Utah, contemplated no longer wearing a headscarf. "I'm tired... Read more »
Hanukkah began on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 6, and will conclude on Monday, Dec. 14. Read more »
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry set off an uproar in Israel on Sunday after warning that the country, through its continued West Bank occupation, will become a "binational state." Read more »
The cold hard numbers of science haven't spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, some scientists who appealed to the rational brain are... Read more »
A Jewish synagogue’s menorah was stolen just before Hanukkah began Sunday, the second time in three years someone has desecrated its sacred candelabrum. Read more »
Hanukkah observances in Utah begin Sunday with a menorah lighting at the state Capitol. Other public festivities include a menorah lighting prior to a Utah Jazz game to a fire show and menorah... Read more »
University of Utah students wrap presents for refugee families at Catholic Community Services in Salt Lake City on Friday. Read more »
In an interview with the Deseret News, filmmaker Jared Hess discussed his career, making movies with his wife, a special mentor and his new film, "Don Verdean." Read more »
In his seventh floor speech about religious liberty, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, spoke about how religion brought tangible benefits to society. Read more »
Christians and other religious groups are being tortured and killed in many parts of the world, and the collective outrage in the United States to this clearly non-trivial reality isn’t... Read more »
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