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Legendary coach Pat Summitt felt called by God to do good work

Pat Summitt, who coached at the University of Tennessee for 38 seasons, was diagnosed with dementia in 2011.

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Evangelist Franklin Graham just issued this challenge to Hillary Clinton

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Franklin Graham expressed his disappointment over the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-3 decision on Monday that struck down Texas' controversial abortion law, but he also offered up a challenge to... Read more »

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Ruby Girl: New website aims to give LDS young women a place to belong and recognize their worth

When Elaine Dalton heard Michelle Lehnardt’s vision for RubyGirl.org, she immediately voiced her support. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: 2 ways of taking the gospel to others

How we model our beliefs may be more important than any words we ever say, although words, too, are essential to preaching the gospel. Read more »

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LDS Church History Museum’s new online art exhibit titled 'Exceedingly Valiant for Courage'

A new online exhibit titled “Exceedingly Valiant for Courage” was recently launched by the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . Read more »

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Ken Niumatalolo's gratitude continues nearly 2 years after 'Meet the Mormons'

Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo's life has not been the same since he and his family were featured in the LDS Church-produced film "Meet the Mormons." Read more »

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Overcoming their estrangement: How Orthodox churches came together

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The Great and Holy Council of the Eastern Orthodox churches concluded Sunday (June 26). There was no shortage of controversy leading up to the council. The churches of Bulgaria, Russia and Georgia... Read more »

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‘Defusing Hate’: Holocaust museum publishes a handbook

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Hoping to make the world safer, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has published a guidebook on countering dangerous speech, authored by a young American who helped quell intertribal... Read more »

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California bill would limit colleges’ religious exemptions

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A bill wending its way through the California Legislature would limit religious colleges’ ability to claim an exemption from federal Title IX regulations that bar discrimination against LGBT... Read more »

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Pastor sets out on 'radical' mission to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 consecutive days — and the reason will inspire you

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Pastor Matthew Barnett is preparing for the most "radical" experience of his life. Barnett, founder of L.A. Dream Center, will run seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days. And... Read more »

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Mormon Helping Hands volunteer shares experience as a volunteer following West Virginia flooding

Meet Sonya. She’s a nurse. She helps people for a living. She was on her way to work on Thursday when floods hit her hometown of White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia. Read more »

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U.S. government: Visitors to national parks can use bathrooms that 'best align with their gender identity'

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The U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed this week that it allows visitors to America's national parks to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity, according to The Daily... Read more »

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Christianity has 'grown in the shadows' inside Cuba

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Christianity in Cuba has "grown in the shadows of culture for many years," but a number of organizations are working to help invigorate that growth by equipping and training pastors and churches,... Read more »

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What's new: 'To Become Like God' shares how people can be more than they think

"To Become Like God" gives insight and clarity to the doctrine that man has great potential. Andrew Skinner helps readers see their true potential in mortality. Read more »

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LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day releases original 'Miracle' album

LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day's "Miracles" album was released on June 3. The seven origianl songs on his new album are about having a personal relationship with God, he said. Read more »

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Picturing history: Kirtland Temple, a divine mandate

The Kirtland Temple is a structure of great historical significance to those interested in Latter-day Saint history. Owned and maintained by Community of Christ, it is a must see when visiting the... Read more »

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God? Meaning of life? Many Americans don't seek them in church

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LifeWay Research has taken a close look at what might draw them in, zeroing in on people who say they have not attended a religious service in the past six months except for holidays. Read more »

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Muslim women face threats online

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When Laila Alawa woke up on a recent morning, her phone wouldn’t stop pinging with Twitter notifications. Read more »

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Methodists nominate 3 openly gay candidates for bishop

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At its quadrennial meeting last month, the United Methodist Church decided not to take up contentious LGBT issues. But that’s not stopping its regional conferences from making decisions on... Read more »

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Long PBS piece calls Mormon welfare system huge, impressive

The PBS show "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" highlighted the LDS Church's welfare system this week in a seven-minute report, providing details about the breadth of the program and describing its... Read more »

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Jewish-Iranian refugee who fled the Middle East for the U.S. is now running for Congress — and she could make history

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Anna Monahemi Kaplan, a Jewish-Iranian refugee who has lived in America for nearly 40 years, will make history if she secures the Democratic nomination and proceeds to win the battle for New York's... Read more »

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Tim Tebow reportedly leads in-flight prayer during man's medical emergency

Former football star and TV host Tim Tebow is making headlines after reportedly leading his fellow airplane passengers in prayer after a man on his flight began experiencing a serious medical... Read more »

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Retired pope thanks reigning pope for his focus on mercy

Retired Pope Benedict XVI endorsed Pope Francis' mercy-filled ministry Tuesday during an unprecedented Vatican ceremony featuring a reigning pope honoring a retired one on the 65th anniversary of... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Technology makes writing, publishing an ancestor's story easier

Writing a book about an ancestor has never been easier. Technology has made it simple to self-publish even when you want copies only for family. Of course, once you have decided to undertake the... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Wright Words: 8 summertime activities under $8

What if long car trips, cross-country adventures or expensive excursions aren’t on the summertime agenda? Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Did Trump really just become a born-again Christian? Critics respond

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Christian psychologist Dr. James Dobson's claim last week that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently accepted "a relationship with Christ" has sent shock waves throughout the... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Presbyterian Church in America repents of ‘racial sins’

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The nation’s second largest Presbyterian denomination has passed legislation repenting for “past failures to love brothers and sisters from minority cultures” and committing its... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Catholic bishop apologizes for ‘betrayal’ of sexual abuse

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The Supreme Court delivered its most significant ruling on abortion in a generation Monday (June 27), striking down restrictions on Texas clinics and doctors that threatened to make the procedure... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Presbyterians vote to continue pressure on Israel

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Presbyterians at their General Assembly passed several resolutions aimed to pressure Israel to leave territories it has occupied since its 1967 war with neighboring states Read more »

June 27, 2016

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The ‘Splainer: What does Pope Francis mean when he says ‘apologize’?

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Pope Francis has done it again — stepped on an airplane and into the headlines, this time with a remark that the Catholic Church should “apologize” to homosexuals, women and other... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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The Clean Cut: USA Olympians strive to 'serve Christ' and give glory to God

David Boudia and Steele Johnson qualified for the Rio Olympics. After their winning dive, the pair expressed their gratitude to God and their desire to be "rooted in Christ." Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Faith leaders respond to Supreme Court's abortion ruling

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Justices voted 5-3 in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down controversial restrictions on Texas abortion clinics. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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She fled Russia with her family. Now, she has a powerful message about the refugee crisis

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As the world continues to grapple with a monumental refugee crisis precipitated by the rise of the Islamic State, a music conductor is taking steps to show U.S. citizens the positive impact that... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Politician who ignited controversy after taking aim at church's Ramadan sign visits mosque

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A school board member in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who ignited debate after publicly criticizing a Christian church for wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan," has since apologized and visited with... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Pope Francis: Christians should apologize to gays and lesbians

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Pope Francis said over the weekend that Christians should apologize to groups whom they have mistreated and offended, specifically mentioning gays and lesbians, exploited women and the poor. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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The story of William Pitt and the Nauvoo Brass Band, who played as the Saints mourned Joseph and Hyrum Smith's deaths

William Pitt's band was a vital part of the culture of Nauvoo, and played during the viewing of Joseph and Hyrum Smith after the martyrdom — then added to the richness and strength of the... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Pope's message of peace resonates with Syrian Armenians

For most in Armenia, the visit by Pope Francis will be best remembered for his willingness to declare the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians "genocide" and for his message of peace and... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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The pro-life plan that could reverse recent attitudes on marriage

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It's been one year since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, and a leading defender of traditional marriage says it's time to take a page from the pro-life movement as a strategy to... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Book review: 'The Assassination of Joseph Smith' shines thought-provoking light on final years of Prophet's life

In "The Assassination of Joseph Smith: Innocent Blood on the Banner of Liberty," author Ryan C. Jenkins gives a thought-provoking account of the slain Prophet's life from Oct. 31, 1838, until his... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Pope visits Armenia's closed border with Turkey on last day

Pope Francis is wrapping up his trip to Armenia with a Sunday liturgy in the Apostolic cathedral celebrated by his Orthodox hosts and a visit to Armenia's closed border with Turkey amid new... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Apocalypse when? How teachings on the end of the world affect modern faith groups

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ISIS is an extreme example of how an apocalyptic worldview affects the way people of faith engage with the world. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Never on Sunday: BYU won't compete on the Sabbath Day, regardless of the consequences

For decades, BYU has fought for the right to compete at the highest levels of college athletics while upholding its longstanding commitment to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not competing on Sundays. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents: 'Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts'

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Every member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other Church leaders participated in the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, addressing the theme "Teach Repentance... Read more »

June 25, 2016

Why Americans embrace on-screen depictions of the end of the world

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The apocalypse is everywhere in contemporary entertainment, appearing in shows like "The Walking Dead" and "The Leftovers." Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Could Brexit be an apocalyptic prediction?

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Political unrest in the European Union might sound familiar to fans of the "Left Behind" book series. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Radiate goodness

The choices we make not only shape our lives but also, in a way, show on our faces. We all know people who seem to have a light in their eyes, people who seem to light up a room. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Hamblin & Peterson: John Knox and the Scottish Reformation

John Knox, the father of Presbyterianism, led an extraordinarily dramatic life not only in Scotland but also in Germany, in Switzerland and at sea. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Book review: 'Conspiracy at Carthage' shares context of US, Mormon history

In “Conspiracy at Carthage: The Plot to Murder Joseph Smith,” author Mark Goodmansen shares information about events surrounding the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Pope prays at Armenia memorial after denouncing 'genocide'

Pope Francis heads to Armenia's genocide memorial for a prayer service, fresh from his ad-libbed declaration that the Ottoman-era massacre of Armenians a century ago was a planned "genocide." Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Donny Osmond remembers Disney's 'Mulan,' David Archuleta flies with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members, and posts from general authorities. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Evangelicals and refugees: Care first, conversion maybe later

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This is the first in a three-part series that looks at evangelical Christians’ complex views of the global migrant crisis as well as how refugees are reacting to evangelical outreach. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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