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Settlement to athiest lawsuit: IRS agrees to probe churches preaching politics

A recent IRS settlement with an atheist group has the tax agency investigating religious groups.

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Sudanese woman appeals death sentence for allegedly converting to Christianity from Islam

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith after allegedly converting from Islam has appealed the sentence, her lawyer said. Read more »

June 5, 2014

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Pope Francis shakes up Vatican financial watchdog

Pope Francis ousted the all-Italian board of the Vatican's financial watchdog agency Thursday and installed a more international set of experts following clashes between the board and the agency's... Read more »

June 5, 2014

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Sen. Mike Lee, Dirk Kempthorne, Joel Osteen meet with Pope Francis at Vatican

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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was part of a small group that met privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican today. The two conversed in Spanish, which is the pontiff's mother tongue, about the need for... Read more »

June 5, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: Art and the language of the divine

To ancient and medieval religious believers worldwide, art wasn't merely a way of beautifying a place of worship. It was a language of the divine and, sometimes, a mode of revelation. Read more »

June 1, 2014

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How Denzel Washington connects faith to fame

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Denzel Washington spoke to actors about faith and what it means when you're famous. Read more »

May 30, 2014

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Atheists lose latest legal fight over ‘In God We Trust’

Atheists lost their case against the “In God We Trust” motto on the nation’s currency Wednesday, May 28. Read more »

May 29, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is there a war on religion?

People tend to exaggerate their church attendance to appear more socially desirable, a recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute suggests. Read more »

May 29, 2014

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Pope Francis to meet sex abuse victims at Vatican

Pope Francis announced Monday he would meet soon with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican and declared "zero tolerance" for any member of the clergy who would violate a child. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Conservative United Methodists say divide over sexuality is ‘irreconcilable’

A group of 80 pastors is suggesting that the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination is facing an imminent split. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Abuse victims skeptical about meeting with pope

A Massachusetts man who took part in a private meeting six years ago between Pope Benedict XVI and victims of sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests said Tuesday that he hopes another summit planned... Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Pope wraps up delicate Mideast pilgrimage

Pope Francis wrapped up his Mideast pilgrimage Monday with a balancing act of symbolic and sometimes spontaneous gestures to press his call for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and... Read more »

May 26, 2014

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Pope Francis honors Holocaust survivors in Israel

Pope Francis honored Jews killed in the Holocaust and other attacks and kissed the hands of Holocaust survivors as he capped his three-day Mideast trip with poignant stops Monday at some of the... Read more »

May 26, 2014

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Robert Redford is in talks to portray Oral Roberts in biopic

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Known for his breakout movie role as the "Sundance Kid," and now as the impresario of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, actor/director Robert Redford is in talks to play the late Pentecostal... Read more »

May 26, 2014

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Pope gives Palestinians boost of support

Pope Francis delivered a powerful boost of support to the Palestinians during a Holy Land pilgrimage Sunday, repeatedly backing their statehood aspirations, praying solemnly at Israel's... Read more »

May 25, 2014

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Pope, patriarch pray in Holy Sepulcher church

Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians prayed together Sunday inside the Jerusalem church that symbolizes their divisions, calling their historic meeting a step... Read more »

May 25, 2014

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Pope opens Mideast trip lamenting Syrian conflict

Pope Francis called on Saturday for an "urgent" end to the Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis it has spawned as he opened a three-day trip to the Middle East. Read more »

May 24, 2014

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5 things to watch for during pope's Mideast trip

Pope Francis' trip to the Middle East offers a host of symbolically important — and potentially problematic — moments, from the gifts he'll receive to the venues he'll visit and words... Read more »

May 24, 2014

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Vatican media chief says the church can’t ignore social media

The Vatican’s chief media strategist says the Catholic Church cannot ignore the opportunities for evangelization that the Internet offers. Read more »

May 23, 2014

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Palestine refugees hope Pope Francis will highlight plight

Pope Francis will spend less than half an hour in this Palestinian refugee camp during a jam-packed Holy Land tour this weekend, but residents hope even a brief visit will shine a light on what... Read more »

May 22, 2014

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Musical exchange allows for 'sharing of gifts' between Mormons, other faiths

A musical exchange allows for BYU students and non-LDS congregations to share gifts. Read more »

May 20, 2014

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Anti-Semitism a global concern, ADL poll says

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The largest-ever global survey of attitudes towards Jews reveals anti-Semitism to be a problem second only to bias against Muslims, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The Middle East and... Read more »

May 13, 2014

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New foundation promotes religious freedom as good for business

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A leading expert on the global religious landscape has launched a new venture that will enlist business leaders and trade groups from around the world in an ambitious effort to enhance economic... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2014

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Religious vs. spiritual: Study says the truly 'spiritual but not religious' are hard to find

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New research suggests that the idea of being “spiritual but not religious” rarely plays out in the way people define spirituality and live out their faith. Rather than being at odds,... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2013

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Utah Pioneer Day celebrations

Whether it is spent playing pioneer games, watching a parade with the family or going to a community barbecue, Utahns throughout the state will be celebrating Pioneer Day. Read more »

July 21, 2011

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