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Obama bristles at anti-Semitism charges during interview with Jewish newspaper

President Obama told the editor that “there’s not a smidgen of evidence” that he is anti-Semitic.

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Charleston church victims' families forgive suspect in court

They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God's mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and "you'll be OK." Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Ogden churches stand as one in aftermath of Charleston tragedy

Ogden churches came together at noon Friday at Embry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church to pray and remember the nine people shot and killed during a prayer meeting Wednesday at a historic... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

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For millions of Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan marks a time for ritual fasting during the day and, often, a large meal with friends and family after sundown. For those buying and selling... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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In our opinion: Charleston church murders put racial hatred, attacks on worship in spotlight

The deadly attack Wednesday night at a house of worship in Charleston, South Carolina, was an assault on all Americans as well as on a bedrock principle of American liberty — the right to... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Episcopal bishops to lead anti-gun violence march in Salt Lake City

In the aftermath of a mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., the upcoming anti-gun violence march in Utah organized by 60 Episcopal bishops is an opportunity to forge common ground. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Pope challenges world to clean up its filth, fix 'perverse' economy

With a poet's lyricism, a former chemist's precision and a pontiff's moral thunder, Pope Francis recast humanity's relationship with nature in stark ethical terms, hoping to spur a warming, filthy... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Kyle Whittingham learned football, life lessons from father

“His drive and desire was second to none,” Kyle Whittingham said of his father, Fred Whittingham. “He has, by far, had the most influence and impact on my coaching career of... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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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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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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5 major world religions: How do they worship?

What does worship look like for the five major world religions? Which religions observe a Sabbath and which worship in other ways? Read on to learn more. Judaism Sabbath for Jews is... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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