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President Uchtdorf recalls being a refugee, asks members to reach out

During a recent trip to the city of his birth, President Uchtdorf reflected on the refugee situation in Europe.

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Mormon Mentions: Lindsey Stirling records with Celine Dion; Alex Boye song hits No. 2 on Billboard chart

Social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members last week highlighted LDS entertainers participating in a variety of activities. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Of happiness and complaints

Yes, life can be a challenge at times, but there are better ways to face life’s challenges than complaining about them. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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A family's faith and a mother's legacy shine through The Emily Effect

Most people know perinatal mood disorders as "postpartum depression" or the "baby blues." For Emily Dyches, it meant anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD. Her family wants to share her difficult story... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Brigham Young birthday celebration June 1

Descendants of Brigham Young will host an event to mark the 115th anniversary of his birth June 1, 7 p.m. at Brigham Young’s gravesite, 140 E. First Ave in Salt Lake City. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Book review: 'Star Struck' is light, romantic suspense

When movie star Mercedes starts getting death threats, she escapes to small-town Idaho to lay low. While there, she receives some devastating news and realizes, in more ways than one, she's not as... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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LDS World: The privilege and benefits of serving others

Service not only helps others but it helps us become greater, more devoted disciples of Jesus Christ, fitted in the image of the Savior of the world. In today's world there are myriad opportunities... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Jerry Earl Johnston: A church focused on spiritual signs and wonders

Bethel Church is all about spiritual signs and wonders. It is, to me, in a way, part of the “new spirituality” being practiced by young people these days. It is religion without... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Learning about the Mormon pioneers' experiences on a trek in north Texas

Youths in the Colleyville North Texas Stake get a taste of pioneer experiences on their trek, even though it's not near the Mormon Trail. Pushing handcarts over 14 miles proved how strong the... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Religious freedom is good for business, Elder Christofferson says, so all have a stake in it

Research shows freedom of religion or belief contributes to better economic and business outcomes, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said Friday at the... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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LDS leaders OK slacks for Mormon women on missions where Zika virus is a threat

The LDS Church's First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced Friday several initiatives to protect Mormon missionaries from mosquito-borne illnesses, including wearing clothes that... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Archbishop: Anti-Semitism 'embedded' in British culture

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Anti-Semitism is deeply embedded in British culture, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: 6 lies early returned missionaries tell themselves

A year ago, Sadie Williams shared her story of coming home early from her mission. She listed several of the lies she told herself that she has also heard from other missionaries who return early. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Pope Francis rips ‘bloodsucking’ bosses and prosperity theology

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Pope Francis has blasted employers who do not provide health care as bloodsucking leeches and he also took aim at the popular ;theology of prosperity; in a pointed sermon on the dangers of wealth. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Meet Jewish America's first ambassador to Muslims

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Bob Silverman, a Jew who spent most of his diplomatic career in Muslim-majority nations, will now reach out to Muslims in his own country. The American Jewish Committee recently hired him as its... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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How Ben Shahn's art anticipates Bernie Sanders

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Picture a secular Jewish socialist on fire for justice for the poor, the working class, and the immigrant. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Methodists postpone debate of gay issues that could split denomination

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Amid protest, song and fears of a denominational breakup, United Methodists at their quadrennial General Conference decided yet again not to decide anything regarding LGBT rights. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Updated LDS missionary dress and grooming guidelines allow for sunglasses

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made updates to its dress and grooming guidelines for missionaries. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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What keeps believers from talking about faith in public?

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When people stop talking about their faith in public, they miss out on helping people in need and correcting unfair stereotypes, faith leaders said. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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11 people share how they talk about faith in public

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Nearly 7 in 10 Christians "agree to disagree" about religion when challenged by someone who doesn't see faith their way, according to Pew Research Center. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Defending the Faith: 'Sweet are the uses of adversity'?

The famous phrase from Shakespeare's "As You Like It" is theologically sound, but few are qualified to use it. And, in the end, it only makes significant sense if this life isn't the end. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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'Family is everything': Polynesian Cultural Center conveys importance of heritage, service and feeling of family

A warm family feeling permeates the paths of the 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center, which is consistently one of Hawaii's top attractions. Honoring your heritage, serving others and loving family... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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5 unique things to experience at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Here are five unique things to experience when visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center with your family. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights

ing to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all church law on sexuality, amid an emotional... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Top nun pushes for greater role for Catholic women

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Catholic sisters globally would be better-equipped to carry out their work if they could become deacons, the head of a global network of nuns has said, an important marker in the sharp debate over... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Methodists vote to cut ties with group some consider anti-Israel

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United Methodists, voting at their General Conference, have called on their church’s mission agency to withdraw from a group founded to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Chicago shocker: Catholic archdiocese to offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave

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The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced that it will begin offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees, a policy that is almost unheard of in Catholic dioceses and one that reflects... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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United Methodist leadership recommends deferral of LGBT decisions

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In an effort to stave off a schism in one of the nation’s largest Protestant denominations, United Methodist Church leaders are recommending a deferral of decisions on whether to accept LGBT... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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How states respond to government officials who won't perform same-sex weddings

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A Wyoming judge could get removed from office for refusing, on religious grounds, to take part in gay and lesbian weddings. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Uncle, nephew launch necktie company geared toward returned LDS missionaries

Antonio Lopez and his nephew Noel Lopez recently launched a business. This is the beginning of just one chapter in a family story about an American dream. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Could going to church help you live longer?

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Church attendance might help people remain healthy by strengthening their ties to their community. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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What's new: 'Christ in Every Hour' explores 6 of Christ's divine powers

Anthony Sweat, an assistant professor of LDS Church History and Doctrine at BYU, has authored a new book titled "Christ in Every Hour." Sweat seeks an understanding of the Atonement by exploring... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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LDS teen, future U. gymnast prepares for Rio Olympic trials

Mykayla Skinner is flipping, twisting and sticking her landings on the road to the Olympics in Rio. The 19-year-old elite gymnast took home gold medals from two international gymnastics... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Pope Francis on ISIS, the Gospel, sex abuse, money and much more

What do the tango, Islam and conscientious objection have in common? They are just three of the references that Pope Francis made in his latest blockbuster interview. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Arsalan Iftikhar on the answer to Muslim scapegoating

Arsalan Iftikhar, a human rights lawyer and former NPR commentator, has written a new book, “Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms.” Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Methodist leader acknowledges struggle to maintain unity

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The United Methodist Church is struggling to maintain unity amid deep divisions over Scripture and sexuality, the presiding bishop of America’s second-largest Protestant denomination... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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3 ways Pope Francis' opening on women deacons can change Catholicism

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When Pope Francis suddenly agreed, during an off-the-cuff chat last week with nuns gathered in Rome, to explore the idea of ordaining women as deacons he touched off what has by now become a... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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President Uchtdorf creates first stake in Czech Republic

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf created the Prague Czech Republic Stake — the first stake in the country — on Sunday, May 15. Read more »

May 17, 2016

White House adds diversity to advisory council

The Obama administration has announced plans to add additional names to its third and final council on faith-based issues, including a transgender woman and representatives of Sikh and Baha’i... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Vince Vaughn, Mel Gibson headlined Liberty commencement: Here's why it matters

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The sleepy town of Lynchburg, Va., looked more like Hollywood this weekend thanks to Liberty University, America’s largest evangelical college. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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World Vision president: Treat refugees as guests

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Rich Stearns, head of World Vision, the evangelical relief and development group, says Christians should follow a model pioneered by Chaldean churches in Iraq’s Kurdistan region in which... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Biden and Boehner, teary and grateful, receive high Catholic honor

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Vice President Joseph Biden stood at the University of Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony on Sunday (May 15) with a medal signifying American Catholicism’s highest honor slung on a blue... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Supreme Court sends birth control mandate challenge back to lower courts

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Supreme Court justices unanimously agreed to send Zubik v. Burwell back to the lower courts and noted that compromise is possible. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Archuleta, Cardall perform in Slovenia, visit LDS missionaries in Croatia

See videos and photos of David Archuleta and Paul Cardall's concert in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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David Archuleta, Paul Cardall perform at humanitarian concert in Slovenia

Musical artists singer David Archuleta and pianist Paul Cardall performed Friday, May 13, in the Slovenian Opera Theatre for the Slovenian Heart Foundation's sold-out 25th anniversary charity... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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‘Transfiguration Through Tribulation': Elizabeth Smart speaks at BYU-Hawaii

Elizabeth Smart, president of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, recently spoke at the Cannon Activities Center at Brigham Young University-Hawaii about how trials strengthened her faith. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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9 Grand Encampment events to commemorate Mormon pioneers near Winter Quarters July 7-10

There will be nine Grand Encampment events July 7-10 commemorating 170 years since the first wagon companies of members of the LDS Church left the Winter Quarters, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs,... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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LDS Church History Museum hosts ‘Freetown’ filmmakers May 19

“Freetown” director Garrett Batty and screenwriter Melissa Leilani Larson will speak on “Inspirational Drama: Salvation in Microcosm” at the LDS Church History Museum on... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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President Uchtdorf visits Brussels and Paris, calls members 'incredible'

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During a time when refugees are pouring into Europe and despite devastating terrorist attacks in their countries earlier this year, Latter-day Saints in Belgium and France are “joyful and... Read more »

May 14, 2016

Faith leaders question how to address gun violence in churches

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The PBS special, "Armed in America: Faith & Guns," brought together six evangelical Christians with varying views on gun control. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: What is true greatness?

People all over the world, in every culture and clime, pursue greatness. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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