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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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Oklahoma bill would abolish state’s role in granting marriage licenses, leave it in clergy hands

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OKLAHOMA CITY — In an effort to block the state’s involvement with gay marriage, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to abolish marriage licenses in the state. Read more »

March 12, 2015


Pope finds popularity and dissent at 2-year mark

Pope Francis marks his second anniversary Friday riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church in ways not seen since the days of St. John Paul II. He's also entering a... Read more »

March 12, 2015


Hamblin & Peterson: The archaeology of Peter's hometown

Archaeological work in the ruins of ancient Capernaum may help to answer a number of important questions about the man chosen by Jesus to lead his church. Read more »

March 7, 2015


K2 The Church's grand opening a neighborhood party with a purpose, sharing the good news

K2 The Church's grand opening Sunday was part neighborhood party, part rock concert, part worship experience. The event marked the debut of the non-denominational Christian church's new location,... Read more »

March 1, 2015


Venezuela officials detain, free 4 Christian missionaries

Four North Dakota missionaries were released by Venezuelan authorities Saturday after being detained and questioned for several days, a pastor at their church said. Read more »

March 1, 2015


ValueSpeak: 'Be ye constant'

While it’s true there are times when we need to adapt, I’m thankful there are still people like my neighbor and friend David — not quite a saint … yet — who live lives... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015


Jerry Earl Johnston: Dirty Harry nailed it: 'A man's got to know his limitations'

People of faith produce an eye-popping amount of service and charitable funds for the world. Yet no matter how much we do, we feel ashamed we don't do more. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Pacifica Institute Utah hosts 'Love is a Verb' screening for interfaith season

As part of Interfaith Month, Pacifica Institute Utah hosted a screening of "Love is a Verb," a documentary detailing the story of Fethullah Gulen and his inspiring life. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015


'More similar than different': Community members tour Utah churches on Interfaith Bus Tour

Community members got a glimpse of different faiths as they toured three houses of worship on Tuesday’s Interfaith Bus Tour, an event that is a part of Salt Lake City’s Interfaith Season. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Teacher's liver donation saves life of her pastor's father

At Philadelphia Baptist Church, it is hard at times to say blood runs thicker than water. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015


Christians observe Ash Wednesday, begin Lent

Christians in Utah and throughout the world began the season of Lent on Wednesday by observing Ash Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015


Rabbi feels at home building bridges at Catholic high school

Even wearing his yarmulke and a visitor's badge, Rabbi Ronald Symons felt at home at the Catholic high school in Coraopolis, near Pittsburgh. And the seniors who filed into religion class were just... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015


Pope to new cardinals: practice compassion, be open to all

Pope Francis on Sunday exhorted 20 new cardinals to reach out to all those who have been shunned, physically or spiritually, by the church or society. Read more »

Feb. 15, 2015


US colleges bringing in chaplains to serve the nonbelievers

When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015


Jerry Earl Johnston: A bargain basement Book of Enoch

Some of the things people have read into the Book of Enoch are boggling. In the section of prophecies some readers see veiled references to metrosexuals, the modern country of Greece and even... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015


A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

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One New York City church wants Wal-Mart to increase its board of directors' oversight of gun sales. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015


Pope urges cooperation on Vatican reform from cardinals

Pope Francis urged his cardinals Thursday to cooperate in reforming the outdated and dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy, saying the overhaul will help him govern the Catholic Church better and... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015


Sikh langar continues tradition of sharing

The langar, or free food kitchen, continues the Sikh tradition of sharing and blessing the entire world. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2015


Interfaith Roundtable chairman inspired by family to give service

The Rev. Elias Koucos, chairman of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable and priest in the Greek Orthodox Church, has been on a lifetime mission to foster acceptance of other faiths, a calling that... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2015


Your guide to enjoying the Salt Lake Interfaith Season

"Everybody has a right to be, and if they come here they will be accepted for who they are," Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable vice chairwoman Josie Stone said on the first day of the 2015 Interfaith... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015


New friends plan to work together to defend marriage after Vatican conference

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Leaders from multiple religions said they were energized and optimistic as they left the Vatican's interfaith marriage summit last week. They told the Deseret News about what they hope to see... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014


Pope announces U.S. visit, greets President Eyring at Vatican

Pope Francis opened the historic interreligious conference on marriage and family Monday morning at the Vatican, where he greeted President Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church's First Presidency.... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014


Vatican brings faiths, including LDS, together in historic conference on marriage, family

Conference on complementarity of man and woman in marriage also represents historic LDS participation in a Vatican event with the pope. President Henry B. Eyring will provide a witness for marriage... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014


Dear parents with young children in church

I know it's hard, but thank you for what you do when you bring your children to church. Read more »

May 30, 2013


A centennial of gathering and worship: First Buddhist temple in Utah celebrates 100th birthday

This year marks 100 years since the first Buddhist temple was organized in Utah. Today, more than 20 Buddhist congregations practicing various forms of the Asian religion now exist in Utah. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2012


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