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What is Pentecost, and what does it have to do with Shavuot?

This weekend marks two of the most important holy days to Christians and Jews.

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Photo gallery: Salt Lake churches gather for Good Friday cross procession

Congregants from several Salt Lake churches joined in prayer and participated in the commemorative ritual Read more »

April 4, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Amidst all the terrible news from the Middle East, something beautiful and significant: In 2007, a new masterpiece of Islamic architecture was completed in the United Arab Emirates —... Read more »

April 4, 2015

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Christians use ritual, repetition to remember miracle of Easter

Millions throughout the world find ways to help them prepare for Easter, which Christians see as commemorating Jesus' resurrection. The preparation and annual repetition help many focus their lives... Read more »

April 4, 2015

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AP PHOTOS: Christians celebrate Holy Week

Week nears an end, Christians around the world are observing Good Friday, which recalls Jesus' death by crucifixion. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Preparation for the liberation of Passover

Jews throughout the world are celebrating Passover, an observance that reminds Jews of their need for liberation. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California — he took his message to them. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Holy Thursday: Pope washes the feet of 12 inmates, 1 infant

Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 inmates and a baby at Rome's main prison in a pre-Easter ritual meant to show his willingness to serve others. Read more »

April 2, 2015

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The latest developments on religious objection laws

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition

When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house. Read more »

March 31, 2015

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Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass

Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia. Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Photo gallery: Holi festival immerses Utahns in vivid color

Thousands of Utahns showered themselves in vivid color Sunday in celebration of the annual Festival of Colors. Participants in the popular Holi festival at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in... Read more »

March 29, 2015

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'Killing Jesus' takes up middle ground on question of Christ's divinity

Nat Geo's new TV movie, based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reillly, is neither the best nor the worst depiction of the story of Jesus in recent years, but Christian audiences may have a hard... Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: A place where Jesus actually stood

Scholars debate the true holiness of just about every holy site in Israel. Yet there is one place where scholars, scientists and spiritual leaders all agree is a place where Jesus certainly stood... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Iran film portrays the Prophet Muhammad, drawing criticism

Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Pope Francis finally gets his pizza — albeit hand-delivered

Pope Francis, who recently lamented he can't slip out and get a pizza like he used to, finally got a pie — albeit one hand-delivered to his popemobile. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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'United' through music: Members of various faiths to perform in annual Salt Lake Interfaith Musical Tribute

Praises will be sung, danced, drummed, prayed and chanted at Sunday’s Interfaith Musical Tribute as members from different faiths perform sacred music from their traditions at the Salt Lake... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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7 traditions to help keep Easter centered on Christ

Using seven people or groups in her “Easter Nativity,” she combined them with a devotional and activity, Emily Freeman shares these traditions in the recent “Celebrating a... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Do religions try to keep their scriptures inaccessible?

It's been alleged that religions worldwide have tended to resist translation of their sacred books into languages that ordinary people can read. This is historically misleading at best. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Connecticut priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Key facts about Israel and its election system

Answers to key questions about Israel's March 17 general election. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Jamaica hopes Jewish tourism can help fading community

It's Saturday morning at Sha'are Shalom, but there aren't enough Jews gathered in the dim light of Jamaica's only synagogue to conduct a formal prayer service. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Faith and marriage: Couples report more satisfaction with spirituality

Couples, a psychologist and a religious leader weigh in on the importance of building faith within a relationship. They also discuss how couples should incorporate faith in their marriage. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Spirituality is not only light, it's shade and shadow

Traditionally, spiritual moments are moments filled with “light.” But as I travel around, I find that many churches — especially Catholic churches — are just the opposite.... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Pope Francis: ‘All I want is to go out for a pizza!’

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The “Pope of the Interview” strikes again: Pope Francis has given a lengthy — and fascinating — interview to a Mexican television station, which broadcast it on Friday... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Women share their journeys of faith as part of Interfaith Season

Six women of different religions came together to share their individual beliefs and personal journeys to faith. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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