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Demand for Ogden Temple open house tickets boosts spirits, local businesses

Due to tremendous demand, the LDS Church released more tickets to the Ogden Utah Temple Open House.

Picturing history: Mormon Handcart Historic Site

Seen here is the Mormon Handcart Historic Site where the handcart pioneers, along with several companies of wagons, camped under extreme conditions. Read more »

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Tips for living: Author provides a guide to 'Choosing Your Eternal Companion'

In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a document called "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." Robert K. McIntosh uses this to instruct the reader in how to choose... Read more »

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Chinese group provides home for new LDS converts

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A Chinese group was formed in the Pullman YSA 1st Ward of the Moscow Idaho University Stake to meet the needs of a growing number of Chinese members in the area. The group has provided an... Read more »

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The advertising power of Ramadan

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An article in The Atlantic asks why retailers don't promote for Ramadan, but the Muslim holiday is more present in mainstream culture than ever. Read more »

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When Mormon pioneers left was often a life-or-death proposition

Mormon pioneers were safer leaving in April than in May, in May rather than June, and so on. The later they left, the more likely they were to die, but the reasons may surprise you. Read more »

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Provo's waffle truck started by a motivated father, encouraged by his family

Adam Terry owns Waffle Love, one of Provo's most successful food trucks. Read more »

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New report says 2013 was 'the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory'

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On Monday morning, the State Department released its annual update on religious freedom violations around the world. Read more »

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Obama to tap rabbi, religious freedom veteran, for ambassador spot

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President Obama Monday said he intends to nominate Rabbi David Saperstein, a veteran religious liberty advocate, as the first non-Christian to serve as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International... Read more »

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Wright Words: Bad days are inevitable — complaining is not

To my pal who thinks all my days are perfection, think again. Just because I don't dwell on them doesn't mean I don't get punched in the mouth like everyone else. Bad days are inevitable —... Read more »

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Local Muslims end Ramadan with celebration

Roughly 70 guests gathered at a Salt Lake City home Monday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and cleansing for Muslims. Read more »

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Ground Zero cross can stay at 9/11 museum, appeals court rules

A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero. Read more »

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Katie Couric interviews Mormon mom from Cute Girls Hairstyles

Mindy McKnight, a mother of six and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints recently discussed her successful hairstyling YouTube channel with Katie Couric. Read more »

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Mormon couple celebrates 75 years of true love

Charles and Gloris Goff know the meaning of true love. The couple celebrated their 75-year wedding anniversary this month, and say it's a milestone that any couple can reach through dedication and... Read more »

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Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the... Read more »

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Thirty countries require leaders to belong to a specific faith

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Political candidates are always under intense public scrutiny, but these countries impose a religious test as well. Read more »

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To commemorate World War 1, reverend helps believers respond to war through prayer

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The Rev. Gina Gilland Campbell has prepared sermon suggestions, sample prayers and a list of appropriate Bible verses to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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'Deseret News National Edition': Hobby Lobby, adolescent depression and finding a new life in America

This week’s Deseret News National Edition features a discussion about the propaganda wars surrounding the Hobby Lobby ruling, insight into adolescent depression and a story about an Ethiopian... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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New collaboration helps track pioneer ancestors’ experiences

A new website has been launched as a collaboration between FamilySearch and the Overland Travel website to help researchers find and identify pioneer ancestors. Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Book review: 'Testimony of Luke' paints a portrait of the Savior

Appropriate as a LDS Church seminary, institute or Sunday school study guide, or an incredible tool for personal use, this family friendly commentary, "The Testimony of Luke," is an asset to any... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: Constantine's influence can scarcely be measured

The Roman emperor Constantine the Great was baptized on his deathbed. But his influence on the doctrines, art, architecture, spread and practice of Christianity has been incalculable. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Having trouble understanding the Bible? Campaign to redesign the Good Book could help

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One man's successful Kickstarter campaign promises to turn reading the Bible into an engaging literary experience. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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66,511 volunteers set FamilySearch indexing record

More than 66,500 FamilySearch volunteers around the world helped index and arbitrate records from July 20 at 6 p.m. to July 21 at 5:59 p.m. as part of the Worldwide Indexing Event. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Reba McEntire asks people worldwide to pray for peace

I add my voice to Reba McEntire's and say I also strongly believe in the power of prayer and the miracles it can bring. And I believe in Reba’s song, which she calls an act “of... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Trading places or not?

I wouldn’t want to trade places with Great-Great-Grandfather Henson for anything. Read more »

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