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Sandra Jolley was recently appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Angel Moroni statue placed atop LDS Star Valley Wyoming Temple

Construction workers placed the angel Moroni statue atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple on Monday. The temple will be dedicated on Oct. 30. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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BYU will buy Provo High School for $25M, expand west across University Avenue

BYU also announced Tuesday it will break ground on a new engineering building on the southern edge of campus. A day earlier, the school announced that it is going to begin the final phase of the... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Oprah will appear in scripted megachurch drama

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"Greenleaf," a scripted series premiering this summer, will follow a Memphis family that runs a megachurch. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Tips for preserving valuable family history collections, items

I invited Christopher McAfee of Brigham Young University to share tips on how to take care of things that matter, and he responded with a "primer" on how to care for your collections at home. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Wright Words: Why your physical and spiritual workouts have more in common than you might think

A few weeks ago, I returned to the gym after what we’ll call a “personal hiatus.” It was just long enough to be awkward when I walked back in the heavy glass doors, but not long... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Former Mormon missionary looks for positive since Belgian blast

One of the four LDS missionaries wounded in the Brussels terrorist attacks described Monday the fear, confusion and lessons learned as he continues on the road to full recovery. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Funeral set for Elder David Hampton, Mormon missionary who died in Taiwan bike accident

The funeral for Elder David Smith Hampton, the 18-year-old Mormon missionary from North Ogden, Utah, is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. Hampton died April 12 when his foot slipped on his bike pedal... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Following Will Hopoate's lead, returned LDS missionary transfers rugby teams to avoid Sunday games

When Will Hopoate announced he would no longer play or train on Sundays, Caleb Timu felt inspired to take a similar course of action. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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For Hillary Clinton, church offers a trusted comfort zone

Sunday mornings at Baptist churches fall right into Hillary Clinton's comfort zone. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Power of one: BYU grad hopes to help solve big problem in refugee camps

Never underestimate the power of one. A BYU graduate who volunteered in refugee camps in Greece last fall recognized two big problems with donations. When she returned home she created an... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Muslims for Trump, though few, see past rhetoric, bluster

As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feel he's in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn't have more company. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Book review: ‘Book of Mormon: Scriptural Phrases’ is a treasure trove of a compilation

Studying the Book of Mormon through this collection of thousands of phrases can help readers gain greater understanding and comprehension of a sacred book. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Elder L. Whitney Clayton speaks to BYU grads of 'the blessing of connecting to God'

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Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to close to 6,000 graduates during BYU commencement exercises held in the Marriott Center on Thursday, April 21. Read more »

April 23, 2016

New Harmony: Christian music in the era of Lady Gaga

Today, Christian pop singers are saying, “Praise the Lord and pass me that flame thrower before the fire marshals shut us down.” It's all new wine in new bottles. But then, it always... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Book review: 'The User-Friendly Book of Mormon' shares insights to the Book of Mormon

"The User-Friendly Book of Mormon" comes as a conglomeration of the work of a well-versed institute teacher and literary expositor. In its pages, readers can find ample sources for new insights... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: The gift of life

The world over, regardless of culture or religion, we all realize deep down that life — in any form — is sacred. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Name of second LDS temple in Lima, Peru, announced; Alex Boye welcomes newborn son

On social media this week Mormon Newsroom announced the name of the second temple in Lima, Peru; Alex Boye welcomed a new son to his family, and LDS leaders shared counsel. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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3 quirky ways Passover will be celebrated this year

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Passover, a Jewish holiday requiring participants to eat special meals and participate in religious rituals for eight days, begins April 22. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Elder Clayton tells BYU graduates to get and stay connected

Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to nearly 6,000 graduates on the importance of “getting and staying connected.” Read more »

April 21, 2016

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LDS community mourning deaths in Ecuador as aftershocks continue there, in Japan

Aftershocks in two nations still are shaking and scaring residents as the death toll rises. The Latter-day Saint community in Ecuador is mourning five additional reported deaths, while the Asia... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett now dealing with stroke

Already suffering from pancreatic cancer, former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett had a stroke last week that paralyzed the left side of his body. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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5 faith facts about Prince: Sexy, provocative and religious

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Rock ‘n’ roll, pop, soul, R&B icon Prince has died at age 57. His life and career were often shrouded in mystery; he used a symbol instead of a name to become “The Artist Formerly... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Passover candy: Good or evil?

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The ritual Passover meal requires each participant to eat matzo, drink four cups of wine and — in many Jewish households — end the feast with some really questionable candy. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Prince had strong faith ties throughout his career

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Famous R&B and rock artist Prince died on Thursday at his home. He was 57. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: 3-term US senator joins LDS Church

One year ago this week, Deseret News readers learned about the spiritual journey of a former U.S. senator from South Dakota. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Understanding Passover: Y. professors, others share history, lessons about the holiday

This year’s Passover, which falls a full month after Easter, offers members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints an opportunity to better understand a different tradition filled... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Sharing the gospel in an 'argument culture'

Ours has become a very contentious society. But contention is not an effective way of sharing spiritual things. Instead, we should concentrate on identifying common ground and speaking with our... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Sherry Young: What a family history trip and cattle teach about connections

Cattle and people are not all that different. We need someone who loves and cares about us, and they need us to care about them, dead or alive. When we’re connected, our road seems clearer... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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2 weeks after returning from LDS mission, young woman crowned Days of ’47 queen

Before returning home from her mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Baylee Rose Hogan wrote to her mother and asked for help. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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5 faith facts about Harriet Tubman: 'American Moses' is coming to $20 bill

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Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the Treasury Department is expected to announce Wednesday. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Dying Christopher Hitchens considered Christianity, new book claims

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Before his death at 62, Christopher Hitchens, the uber-atheist and best-selling author of “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything,” considered becoming a Christian. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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80 protesters rally at BYU to ask for honor code amnesty for sexual assault victims

After a rally off campus, protesters marched to the administration building to deliver a petition with more than 90,000 signatures. The petition asks BYU to add an immunity clause to its honor code... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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BYU President Kevin Worthen says university will improve response for sexual assault victims (+ video)

Hours before protesters plan to deliver a petition with 90,000 signatures to him, BYU President Kevin Worthen said in a new video that the university will improve its systems so victims feel safe... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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How South Carolina is making itself 'unwelcome' for refugees

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South Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would require refugees to register and holds their sponsors accountable for their actions. Some believe this law is an affront to religious... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Picturing history: Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial

Situated in the heart of Los Angeles is one of the largest military monuments in the country. It honors the United States soldiers of Fort Moore, including members of the Mormon Battalion. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Mormon Channel Instagram post brings single mother, BYU student together

Paige Thunell, a single mother, never expected that posting a picture of her son on Instagram would lead her to her future husband. However, she has always seen the Lord's hand in her life. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Churches hold classes about white privilege

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A year ago, when the death of Freddie Gray and resulting unrest in Baltimore filled the news, the Rev. Kathy Dwyer felt she had to do something. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Parenting a child with special needs: A Q&A with Ron Fournier

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Ron Fournier, a political writer for National Journal and The Atlantic, has taken a break from politics to discuss a far more important topic: being a father to his son. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Pentecostal revival sweeps parts of West Coast

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They call it the West Coast Rumble: a set of multiweek revivals in Seattle and San Diego, plus a large Christian rally in Los Angeles two weekends ago. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Faith-based groups rush to help quake-stricken Ecuador

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Emergency teams from U.S. faith-based humanitarian relief agencies are on the ground in northwest Ecuador after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took the lives of at least 413 people. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Richard Norby remains positive despite burns over 35 percent of his body, lasting effects of Brussels bombs

Sister Pam Norby, her son Jason and the director of the U of U burn center provided an update Tuesday at a news conference about the care and condition of Elder Richard Norby, the senior Mormon... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Sister Clain released from hospital, Wells has skin graft surgery, Norby family to hold news conference

Sister Fanny Clain, one of four missionaries wounded in the March 22 Brussels attack, has been released from a Belgian hospital. Mason Wells had skin graft surgery on Monday. The family of Elder... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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How new marriage license laws affect couples

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A new law in Kentucky changes the marriage license form in order to protect same-sex couples and county clerks alike. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: This trash was a real treasure

When a Murray woman's extensive lifetime collection of family history was set on the curb for the trash collectors, it was rescued by a neighbor and eventually made its way into the hands of the... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Mormon leader, his wife and daughter among 410 killed in Ecuador quake

A local LDS Church leader died with his wife and youngest daughter as a result of Saturday night's major earthquake in Ecuador, according to a press release issued Monday. Two other Mormons also... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Finding strength in ancestors' experiences

In seeking my kindred dead, I feel bonded not just to my extended family but to all my human brothers and sisters in an eternal circle that transcends time, geography and circumstances. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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John Eldredge’s motorcycle movie is about dreams

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The idea to attempt a 1,000-mile motorcycle trek through the Colorado mountains came after best-selling Christian author John Eldredge and his three sons watched the 2004 miniseries “Long Way... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Syrian refugees sheltered by Pope Francis describe 'miracle' journey

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Three Syrian families flown to Rome by Pope Francis are calling their trip from the battle lines of a five-year civil war to safety in the shadow of the Vatican a “miracle” journey. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Professor suggests Mormon 'social norms' may help rejuvenate America's middle class

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University, cited trends in three trends that could improve the status of the middle class in... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Church members counted among the dead following Ecuador quake

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Ten members killed in disaster. Missionaries accounted for and unharmed. Thousands injured or left homeless. Church providing relief and comfort. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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