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LDS Church announces August 8 date for Cedar City temple groundbreaking

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Cedar City Utah Temple is scheduled for Aug . 8.

Q&A: From Ferguson to Baltimore, black America’s faith is tested

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In the past week, the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, a black Episcopal priest and religion professor at Baltimore’s Goucher College, joined students as they watched, analyzed and agonized about... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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LDS Church announces open house, rededication of Montreal Temple

A seventh LDS temple will be dedicated or rededicated in 2015, the church's First Presidency announced on Friday. The Montreal Quebec Temple renovation is nearing completion, and an open house will... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Pope stokes flames ahead of US trip even as he ends problems

When Pope Francis visits the United States this fall, he can expect the same rock-star adulation that greets him wherever he goes. But his positions on hot-button issues such as the death penalty... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Spirituality may be key to 'dying well,' even in a less-religious age

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A recent conference in New York City helped participants learn to look at their own death through a spiritual lens. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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God will give you more than you can handle, I guarantee it

When I realized the simple fact that God can — and will — give us more than we can possibly bear, it got easier. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Online system will allow Mormons to pay tithing, donations and mission contributions digitally

The LDS Church now has an online donation system that members can use to pay tithing and other offerings, such as fast offerings and contributions to the humanitarian and missionary funds. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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ValueSpeak: A wolf at the door — and in the heart

Ollie and I have a strange and wonderful relationship. I think it’s strange to have a pet that is definitionally wild. Ollie thinks it would be wonderful to eat me. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: A different view of the parable of the talents

"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Scott Walker plugs a Jesus devotional book, and sales skyrocket

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When Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker spoke last Saturday to an influential gathering of Christian conservatives in an Iowa church, he brought along a little reading material. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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6 things to expect in the pope’s address to Congress

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WASHINGTON — Everyone wants Congress to stop fighting and get working, and that includes Pope Francis, a top adviser said Wednesday in a preview of the pope’s upcoming U.S. trip. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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U.S. religious freedom commission calls for criminal prosecution of Islamic State

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Despite some of the worst challenges to religious freedom the world has seen in decades, including "cleansing" campaigns against Christian and other minority groups in the Middle East, there are... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Defending the Faith: Going up to Jerusalem

The notion of "ascending" to Jerusalem reflects not only the city's location on a mountain ridge but also its status as the once and future site of a temple of the Lord. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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One act of kindness leads to another

A game of rock-paper-scissors led to a heartwarming display of generosity not once but twice during a recent gathering of students, staff and faculty of LDS Business College. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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20 years later, 'blessed' Herring believes he made right decision not to play in NFL

When asked, Herring will share his powerful religious convictions that led him to turn down an opportunity for a lucrative career in the NFL in order to avoid playing on Sundays and to keep the... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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New Harmony: Most Mormons have a 'collage' education

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organizing and creating are often one and the same. We cut and paste, trim and sort. We love to gather, arrange and display. We... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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AP-GfK Poll: Nuanced views on gay rights, religious liberty

Most Americans think the government should protect religious liberties over gay rights when the two come into conflict, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, though fewer think most businesses... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

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A North Carolina church was surprised and "moved" when a homeless man donated his final 18 cents to the congregation. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Vatican kicks off environmental push with climate change summit

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Top officials from the Vatican, the head of the United Nations and leading scientists came together at a summit Tuesday in Vatican City to label the fight against man-made climate change as a... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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BYU Cougarettes named National Hip-Hop Champions, say unique standards key to success

On April 11, the Cougarettes were named the National Hip-Hop Champions at the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. Coach Jodi Maxfield believes her dancers'... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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LDS missionaries in Baltimore safe as city calms

In response to rioting and violence that has shaken downtown Baltimore this week, six LDS missionaries serving in the area have been temporarily reassigned to nearby suburbs. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Wright Words: Founding member of SEAL Team Six shares journey to LDS Church

Frank Phillips was a founding member of one of the United States military’s closest, most elite families: the Navy’s SEAL Team Six. During his 16 years as a SEAL, Phillips lived hard... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Pope echoes feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work

Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "scandalous" that women earn less than men for doing the same job. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Religious liberty issues dog Supreme Court marriage hearing

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Though not getting as much notice, questions of religious liberty if same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land were part of the Supreme Court discussion Tuesday. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Picture history: Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona

The Mormon Battalion passed by the natural landmark known as Picacho Peak on their way to the Pacific Ocean. They camped there on Dec. 17, 1846. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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What's new: 'The First Vision' harmonizes accounts of Joseph Smith's theophany

In "The First Vision: A Harmonization of 10 Accounts from the Sacred Grove," Matthew B. Christensen blends elements of the 10 known historical accounts of Joseph Smith's First Vision recorded... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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