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LDS Church moves volunteers from Turkey to Germany

Amid political unrest in Turkey, 15 young volunteers have been moved from Turkey to Germany.

Muslims celebrate lifting of Lagos hijab ban

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Muslims in Nigeria are celebrating a court ruling that lifted a ban on girls in public school wearing the hijab in Lagos state. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Hamblin & Peterson: Swedish city has long religious history

Less than an hour north of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is a small city that has played a remarkable role in history since pagan times. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Donald Trump's 'evangelical moment' during Thursday's acceptance speech included this vow

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Amid ongoing debate, Donald Trump, who has openly courted evangelicals in recent months, notably thanked them for their support during his Republican National Convention address on Thursday night. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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In Germany, secular ‘confirmation’ thrives again

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In late 1945, after the end of World War II, Kurt Neumann began digging in his garden. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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James Dobson joins evangelicals for Trump

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James Dobson has endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump for president, further boosting the candidate’s standing among evangelical voters. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Bryce Harper posts about his new scriptures; The Gardiner Sisters go on tour with Us the Duo

Last week on social media, Major League Baseball player Bryce Harper posted about his new LDS scriptures and The Gardiner Sisters started their tour with Us the Duo. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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See how this forgotten Holocaust history is being given new life

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Some Jewish historians' personal stories of Holocaust survival had reportedly fell into obscurity due to a language barrier, but are now seeing new light after one man embarked on a journey to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Trump sparks activists' quest to register 1 million Muslims to vote. Here are the details

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Muslim Americans make up around 1 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for about 3.3 million people. But despite constituting such a small sliver of the populace, Muslim advocates are looking... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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US cardinal says ‘Christian nations’ in West must counter Islamic influx

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A prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam “wants to govern the world” and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert “the Christian origin of our own nation” in order to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Revealed: What a draft of the Democratic Party Platform says about Israel and abortion

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As Republicans prepare to adjourn their national convention on Thursday evening, the media and the public at large are sure to quickly turn their attention to next week's Democratic National... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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How #ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire used Facebook to shut down Zimbabwe

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Leaning over his desk in Harare, the Zimbabwe flag’s green, red, yellow and black stripes draped around his neck, Pastor Evan Mawarire looked into the camera and launched an uprising. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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New subjects of 'Meet the Mormons' share their stories, LDS faith

Three families are being featured in new vignettes of "Meet the Mormons." They have shared their stories in hopes of helping to promote the LDS faith worldwide. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Two theological accounts of evil

The Mormon account of the origin of Satan avoids one of the major problems that face other, more traditional accounts. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Online manners improve when real people show up

While it's true that people say nastier things online than they would in person, the tone changes for the better when the object of digital derision actually engages in the conversation. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: When former Gov. Boggs' group traveled with the ill-fated Donner Party

A little-known, interesting fact about the Donner Party is that at one point during their journey, they traveled with the same wagon train as former Missouri Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Who was Mary Magdalene? New book explores the life of the saint

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The biblical figure of Mary Magdalene has been “interpreted and misinterpreted, just as Jesus has been interpreted and misinterpreted,” according to Michael Haag, historian and author... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Utah man credits God for survival of 4 near-death experiences

Since he was 12 years old, Brandon Sulser has survived four near-death experiences: a brain injury, a broken neck, freezing to death and a head-on collision. Although his life story appears to be... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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LDS general authorities and their church history heroes

Several LDS general authorities have written about their church history heroes and the gospel principles illustrated in their lives. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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A majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should address this issue — and it endangers thousands of Christians across the globe

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The majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should show a commitment to addressing Christian persecution across the globe. Now, one group has a challenge for Hillary Clinton and... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Site that some biblical scholars say is the Garden of Eden just became a world heritage site

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An oasis in the middle of the Iraqi desert that some biblical scholars believe is the site of — or at least the inspiration for — the Garden of Eden as described in Genesis has... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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2016 Republican Party Platform offers praise for Israel. Here's the one thing that's missing from the text

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After much speculation surrounding proposed pro-Israel language in draft copies of the 2016 Republican Party Platform, the final version of the document, indeed, expresses "unequivocal support" for... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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The 'Splainer: The empire of the US-based imam accused in the Turkish coup attempt

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Turkey’s crackdown of those suspected in the failed July 15 military coup widens, with the firing of 492 people at its top Islamic authority. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Unique float with working waterfall heads to Days of '47 Parade

Mont Ashworth built a one-of-a-kind float for the Days of '47 Parade, complete with glitter, 25 moving foam pieces and a functioning waterfall. He began buidling the float in May. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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5 diverse appeals to God that were just made during the Republican National Convention

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As critics continue to warn that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump might face roadblocks when it comes to courting minority faiths, there's something quite interesting unfolding at the... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Russian Orthodox Church calls boycotted Crete council ‘an important event’

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The Russian Orthodox Church, whose boycott of a major summit of Orthodox Christian leaders in Crete last month threatened to slow down efforts to promote greater unity, has declared the meeting... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Jerry Earl Johnston: At times the people we view as villains are really heroes

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that people walk into the Dairy Queen in Perry, Utah, see a man slicing potatoes, and make assumptions about him. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Photos: Utah delegates tour historic sites in Kirtland

Utah delegates to the Republican National Convention tour the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, on Wednesday before attending the third day of the convention in Cleveland. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Picturing history: West Lebanon, New Hampshire

The site in New Hampshire at which young Joseph Smith suffered through a painful leg operation has been identified, but the home itself no longer stands. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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What's new: 'By the Voice of My Servants' invites the spirit of LDS general conference messages

Tyler Castleton and Wayne Burton have released a new album, "By the Voice of My Servants," which delivers messages based on talks from LDS general conference. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Why many churches can't endorse political candidates

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Among the many policy positions embedded in the 2016 Republican Party Platform is a call for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a controversial Internal Revenue Service regulation that has come... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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BYU climbs from No. 15 to No. 5 in this year's 'Best Colleges in America' by Money Magazine

BYU made a significant jump in this year’s list of Best Colleges in America by Money Magazine, making a leap from No. 15 to No. 5. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Ohio Mormon offered invocation at Republican National Convention

A member of the Kirtland Ohio Stake presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said the invocation Wednesday at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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LDS.org post opens arms to 'Pokemon Go' players

In an lds.org post, the church welcomes "Pokemon Go" players who visit church sites and encourages members to treat the visitors with kindness. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Cookbook review: 'The Lion House Cookbook' shares hundreds of recipes with a variety of flavors

“The Lion House Cookbook” shares hundreds of recipes made by chefs at the Lion House Pantry and modified for a home kitchen. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Here's how the Vatican's mobile medical unit is helping the poor in Rome

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The Vatican continues its efforts to help the poor and downtrodden, with the donation of a mobile medical unit that is now traveling around Rome to offer free health care to people in need. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Adult coloring books get niched: Color me Christian, Jewish, Muslim and more

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It is hard to walk into a grocery store, drugstore, gas station or anywhere else without coming across a display of adult coloring books. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Pokemon Go player spots fire that destroyed Deseret Industries donations

Two storage units of donations for Deseret Industries went up in flames in Kuna, Idaho. The fire was discovered and reported by a Pokemon Go player in the area. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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GOP platform: Plenty for evangelicals to love

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On the first day of their convention, delegates to the Republican National Convention meeting in Cleveland adopted a party platform with plenty for evangelicals to like: Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Will this key line in Melania Trump's GOP Convention speech help put minority faiths at ease?

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There were some brief lines within Melania Trump's speech that likely piqued the interest of people who have been worried or frustrated over some of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Did the Republican Party just adopt the 'most pro-life platform ever'?

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The Republican Party officially adopted the "most pro-life platform ever" this week, according to at least two conservative organizations that commented on the newly released document detailing the... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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3 key takeaways from the latest report on global religious restrictions and hostilities

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Faith-related government restrictions and social hostilities declined from 2013 to 2014, but terrorist activities increased, according to Pew Research Center Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Latter-day Saints receive 2016 Pioneers of Progress Awards

A few members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were among those honored with Days of '47 Pioneers of Progress Awards last week. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: My nomination of 3 Mormon pioneers to be honorary Days of ’47 parade marshals

When the Days of ’47 Parade rolls down Salt Lake City's downtown streets, I always think of those pioneers as leading the march. Belatedly, I would like to nominate three honorary grand... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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End-times author of 'Left Behind' breaks down prophesy — and fiction

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A popular author who helped invigorate pop culture interest in Christian eschatology with the release of the first book in the "Left Behind" series 21 years ago is surprised by the novel's... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Former NFL star Tim Tebow issues a challenge to all Christians: 'We have been given a command'

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Thousands of Christians converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for "Together 2016," an event that organizers marketed as a "historic" gathering of Bible-believers from... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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LDS Church missionaries in Russia now to be known as 'volunteers'

Missionaries serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia are to be called "volunteers," following a recent law there that focuses on anti-terrorism measures but also... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Choir, orchestra said to have brought healing during European tour

Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir wrapped up their three-week, central European tour Friday by re-creating a photo shoot from a 1955 tour, when their predecessors posed in front of the famous... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Franklin Graham reacts to 'God's Not Dead 2' billboard rejection: 'Another sign of the dangerous place we are at as a nation'

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Evangelist Franklin Graham took to his Facebook page on Saturday to proclaim that an advertising company's reported rejection of a "God's Not Dead 2" billboard is a sign of the "dangerous place we... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Actress and producer behind 'Ben-Hur' has a message amid 'violence and fear' in America

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With the release of their new film "Ben-Hur" quickly approaching, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey teamed up with Christian band For King & Country to produce a new music video that they hope... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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UTubers: UTubers come together to help LDS singer Evie Clair’s family

An LDS bishop from Arizona was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. His daughter Evie Clair teamed up with YouTubers from Arizona and Utah to pay tribute to him. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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