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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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These scientists bring saints back to life using the latest imaging technology

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Brazilian scientists are using 3-D printing technology to reconstruct the faces of Roman Catholic saints and other holy people, producing life-size busts of what they actually looked like hundreds... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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United Methodist groups divided after election of first LGBT bishop

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The head of the United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops said the election of its first openly lesbian bishop last week “raises significant concerns and questions of church polity... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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El Paso evangelist sets up drive-thru prayer service

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July 18, 2016

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Ogden Days Devotional: 'We honor our pioneer ancestors by the lives we live,' says Brother Tad Callister.

LDS Church News

“We honor our pioneer ancestors by the lives we live,” said Brother Tad R. Callister, Sunday School general president, during the annual Ogden Pioneer Days devotional held in the Dee... Read more »

July 18, 2016

Elder Stevenson throws first pitch at Angels game

LDS Church News

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Stadium on Friday, July 15. Read more »

July 18, 2016

The Clean Cut: Olympian Shawn Johnson overcomes failure through Christ

In 2008, Shawn Johnson was expected to win the all-around gold medal in women's gymnastics. When she came away with the silver medal, she needed to rely on Jesus Christ to overcome her failure and... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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How Kickstarter gave Utah kindergarten teacher's obscure product a boost

AshLee Winterrose has exceeded her Kickstarter goal, which will make her "Hide-A-Boo" dream a reality. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Mormon family raises children on boat in the Caribbean

In the late 1990s, Tracy and Christa Prows sold their home and farm in Utah so they could chase their dream of raising their children on a boat in the Caribbean. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Pastor launches 'Doubters Club' to challenge atheists, skeptics and others with biblical debate

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A Colorado pastor has launched a "Doubters Club" — a gathering that includes atheists, agnostics and those unsure about what they think about spirituality. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Want to be a part of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?

Applications to join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are available through Aug. 15 Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Book review: Traci Hunter Abramson's 'Royal Brides' combines enchantment, intrigue

Two royal weddings, spies, intrigue and a budding romance make Traci Hunter Abramson’s latest novel, "Royal Brides," an exciting and enjoyable read, whether as a standalone novel or for fans... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Refugees, Utah's newest pioneers, to be featured in Days of '47 Parade float

Pioneer Day will take on a fresh meaning this year as 12 refugee communities in Utah take part in the Days of '47 Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, July 25. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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BYU Family History Conference is July 26-29

FamilySearch President and CEO Steve Rockwood will be one of the keynotes speakers at the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy July 26-29 at the BYU Conference Center. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Book review: Mormon hacker works to decipher a dangerous mystery in 'The Cryptic Cipher'

Denver Acey's hacker Tanner Stone is back in "The Cryptic Cipher." This time, the presidency is at risk, and Tanner races to decipher a mysterious email that holds the key to saving the United States. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: More than just a song

Written by the people and for the people, folk music is appropriately named; it truly is the music of the folks — the common people, even the family. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Mormon missionaries safe amid coup attempt in Turkey, LDS Church says

An LDS Church spokesman said Friday night that its missionaries in Turkey are safe, but that church headquarters does not know if any of its 400 members in the country are caught up in protests and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Court rules that Florida prisons must provide kosher food to Jewish inmates

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A federal court has ruled that the Florida Department of Corrections must provide Jewish inmates with kosher meals, a decision being praised by religious liberty advocates. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Do police unfairly target blacks and other minorities? Americans respond — but evangelicals' stance stands out

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A majority of Americans — 53 percent — believe that "police unfairly target people of color" and other minorities, though evangelicals stand out from the nation as a whole, with only 29... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: 3-day genealogy event goes global

Emmalynn Kofford, 13, of the Rose Park North Stake, participates in what is being billed as the world's largest family history indexing event at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Jerry Earl Johnston: When ballplayers turn to the man upstairs

Earlier this year, at a Dodgers game, I saw all-star catcher Wilson Ramos step into the right field corner long before the game, go to a knee, bow his head and stay that way for a good two minutes.... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Meet the Mormons: New faces, new stories

LDS Church News

Only two years after the "Meet the Mormons" first debuted, three new vignettes have been created in an effort to tell the stories of faithful Church members around the world. Read more »

July 15, 2016

AME Church: Climate change disproportionately hurts blacks

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African Methodist Episcopal Church members have joined the call of other religious leaders for action on climate change, citing its disproportionate effect on the health of black people. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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5 faith facts on Mike Pence: A ‘born-again, evangelical Catholic’

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Is this 'God's Not Dead 2' billboard that was reportedly rejected really 'too incendiary' and 'too political'? You decide

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The Christian movie house that produced "God's Not Dead 2" is claiming that a billboard advertising the film's DVD release was recently rejected, with the advertising company purportedly calling it... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Bastille Day attack reignites terrorism and religion debate

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Religious leaders around the world condemned terrorism and expressed solidarity with France after scores of people were killed when a truck plowed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Imagine Dragons post tribute to France, Lindsey Stirling to be featured on Disney's 'Pete's Dragon'

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 »

July 15, 2016

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Orthodox Jewish beatboxers compete on 'America's Got Talent'

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Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Joshua Shlomo Mendel Leviton surprised judges with their skills. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Pastor says 2016 presidential election is 'pulling at the very soul of our nation'

National Edition

A well-known megachurch pastor is catching attention for a recent sermon during which he said that the current election cycle is “pulling at the very soul of our nation,” and urged... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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LDS Church releases statement following attack that killed 84 in France

Mormon Newsroom France published a statement Friday following the terrorist attack in Nice, France. The statement expresses the sentiments of Elder Patrick Kearon, President of the Europe Area for... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Americans unveil their views on whether it's 'morally wrong to change the gender you were born with'

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More than six-in-10 Americans have no moral qualms with transgender individuals identifying with a gender that is different from the sex with which they were born, according to newly released data... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Famed Christian rapper: Using the #AllLivesMatter hashtag is 'like spitting in the face of black folk'

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Famed Christian rapper Lecrae delivered a passionate message about those who have used the #AllLivesMatter hashtag, proclaiming that it's "like spitting in the face of black folk." Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Ex-police detective reveals the key fact many are missing amid ongoing terror attacks and violence

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From the Orlando, Florida, terror attack to the deadly assault on police officers in Dallas, the nation continues to be rocked by an ongoing series of deadly violence. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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UTubers: Jason Lyle Black releases new video filmed in Uinta National Forest

Utah pianist Jason Lyle Black released a new music video, "Morning Prayer," which was filmed in American Fork Canyon. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Sapporo Japan Temple open house begins

LDS Church News

The open house for the Sapporo Japan Temple began Friday, July 8, and will continue through Saturday, July 23, 2016, excluding Sundays. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Police chaplain: Answering questions of mortality

National Edition

Officer Sean Pease gave the opening and closing prayers at a vigil Monday (July 11) for Dallas police officers who were killed a week ago. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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After recent shootings, white churches take stock on race

National Edition

In the wake of a string of racially tinged shootings, majority white churches — even those quiet in past years about racial prejudice — have begun to find their voices. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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LDS Church reboots 'Meet the Mormons' with new faces, new stories, new footage; release set for July 16

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is introducing a few new faces and stories as part of its "Meet the Mormons" film to be shown in the Legacy Theatre and in LDS visitors' centers. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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'Music for a Summer Evening'

LDS Church News

The King's Singers will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square for the annual Pioneer Day concert held on July 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Why faith communities should work to appeal to young and old alike

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Due to an aging membership and declining interest from young people, many faith communities are focusing their outreach efforts on young adults. But in doing so, are they losing touch with retired... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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5 ways to use gospel music to strengthen your family

A few weeks ago I had had it. School had just let out for the summer, and seemingly overnight my three daughters’ behavior went from scheduled and predictable to totally out of control. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Russia passes law affecting missionary work

LDS Church News

The Church released a statement that addressed the change in Russia’s laws which will affect missionary work in the country. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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