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Shared LDS faith strengthens bond between 2 men on new weight-loss show

JJ Peterson and Ray Stewart had never met, but the two members of the LDS Church instantly felt a bond.

Obama's take on 3 key debates about Muslims in America

In his first appearance at a U.S. mosque, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he wanted to refute “inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" from Republican presidential... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Change in travel plans allows New Zealand Saints to hear from LDS apostle

Mormon Newsroom Pacific reported members in New Zealand had the opportunity to hear from Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve after his plans to visit Vanuatu were cancelled due... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Why the question of God matters

The claims advanced by theism, or belief in God, can be and are disputed. But there seems little reasonable dispute that they're enormously important. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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What's new: 'Return and Succeed' offers habits for post-mission success

"Return and Succeed" by Robert R. Shallenberger is a short, easy-to-read but profound guide to continued spiritual growth written specifically for returned LDS missionaries. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 a 25,000-member 'studio audience'

RootsTech 2016, the largest family history event in the world, got underway Wednesday, drawing the vanguard of an expected 25,000 registered attendees from 50 states and 40 countries who will be... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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'A unique insight': Jermaine Sullivan shares conversion, experiences since 'Meet the Mormons' release

Jermaine Sullivan's life has changed in some ways since the filming of the documentary "Meet the Mormons," of which he said he's “glad to have been a part.” Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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To fight ISIS, West Point cadets secretly build Facebook page

Last fall, 16 West Point cadets — none of them Muslim — signed up for an elective on counterterrorism and created a Facebook page to appeal to young Muslims thinking about joining the... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Panthers or Broncos? God does not care

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl? Most people say God — almighty, all-knowing, compassionate, righteous, faithful, forgiving and with about 100 other biblical attributes — has no interest... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Americans' views on Islam, Muslims divide by party lines

Republicans and Democrats divide sharply over views on Islam, Muslims and how a U.S. president should label violent extremists. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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RootsTech keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin knows presidents, baseball and the power of stories

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. She is one of the featured keynote speakers at this year's RootsTech conference. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Maintaining faith during LDS Church meeting ban: Mormons in Ghana reflect on ban in new video

A video released Jan. 6 shares the stories of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana during a freeze on church meetings. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Picturing history: Priesthood Restoration Site, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

The newly restored and developed Priesthood Restoration Site was dedicated Sept. 19, 2015, by President Russell M. Nelson. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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New Harmony: Reading the pope's words with LDS eyes

Pope Francis is a leader with a gift for sounding themes that hover near the heart of all religions — themes such as sharing, patience, goodwill and fixing your eye on the divine. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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RootsTech, Family Discovery Day sessions to be streamed online

Fifteen RootsTech sessions will be broadcast live during the conference this Thursday through Saturday at RootsTech.org, according to a news release. Several of Saturday's Family Discovery Day... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Italian senators debate same-sex union bill under Vatican's watchful eye

ROME -- Italian senators have begun voting on a historic law to give legal rights to same-sex couples for the first time, a key test for the authority of the Vatican, which has for centuries had a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Muslim Americans involved in terrorism 'rose dramatically' in 2015

The number of Muslim Americans involved in terrorism cases “rose dramatically” in 2015, although the overall threat they posed to public safety has been exaggerated, says the author of... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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France bulldozes refugees' church, mosque

A church and mosque in France’s “jungle” camp for migrants and refugees have been destroyed, despite authorities’ reportedly promising not to demolish the places of worship. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Western Wall deal hailed by US Jewish groups

JERUSALEM -- American Jews are celebrating an Israeli government decision to greatly expand — and fund — a pluralistic egalitarian prayer section adjacent to the Western Wall plaza as a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: The Book of Mormon and the modern-day Tyndale moment

What if we were all empowered with greater scriptural literacy? That would be revolutionary indeed. It would be a Tyndale moment. One of the promising endeavors to make this modern-day Tyndale... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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In Our Lovely Deseret: The courtship and marriage of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale

Emma's parents were opposed to the young Joseph Smith, but she was willing to cast her fate with his, and the love between them became a power for good and service to others throughout their lives. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Erin Stewart: On loan from heaven — saying goodbye to a child

I tied pink ribbons around trees with my two little girls to honor another little girl who returned to heaven this week. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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LDS apostle visits Samoa, New Zealand, Solomon Islands

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited LDS Church members, government officials and missionaries in the Pacific... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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LDS.org launches 14-day 'Love One Another' challenge

LDS.org launched a 14-day challenge Friday to spread love, but the challenge does not limit itself to romantic love. Instead, it focuses on emulating the love of Christ. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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AME Church founder honored with postage stamp

Richard Allen, the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be honored with a U.S. postage stamp commemorating his leadership of the historically black denomination founded 200... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Trump puts cash in Communion plate

Donald Trump put a couple of bills in the Communion plate. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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David Bowie's ashes to be scattered in a Buddhist ritual

David Bowie’s will asks that his ashes be scattered in Bali, an island that is part of Indonesia. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Elder Andersen addresses USU students about the Book of Mormon — 'the keystone of your faith'

Speaking Sunday evening to young adults from throughout Cache Valley, Elder Neil L. Andersen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints declared the Book of Mormon to be “the keystone... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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UVU assistant basketball coach reflects on LDS missionary service in the Philippines

Caitlyn Sears was the fifth all-time leading scorer at Southern Utah University, recording 1,216 total points in her four-year college career. After graduating, Sears immediately joined the... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Reader voices: Food storage for hunter-gatherers

My wife has been trying to follow the counsel of church leaders to prepare for troubled times by having a basic supply of food and water. I decided to check on our progress. What I discovered were... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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What's new: 'Mormon Guitar: Tune My Heart' shares diverse arrangements yet fails to define itself

A little more time, thought and selectivity would have done "Tune My Heart" good, but if the popularity of the original "Mormon Guitar" is any indicator of how the second album will sell, Howington... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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In latest fad, Thais treat 'child angel' dolls like progeny

Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get? "Child angel" dolls, the latest craze in Thailand. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Nauvoo missionaries enjoy being tourists at Richardson's Point, Iowa

Missionary tour guides from historic Nauvoo become the tourists as they discovered the spirit of Richardson's Point on April 19, 2015, and gained a new appreciation for people of other faiths who... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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8 new mission presidents called

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Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

Cows and vows in the Colorado hills

Along Highway 287 toward Fort Collins, Wyoming, you'll come across a marvel: a ranch owned and operated by 20 Benedictine nuns. Something about pitching hay between prayers apparently appeals to a... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'Life as we would like it to be'

American artist Norman Rockwell was known as the artist of the common man and of common places. Something about his art reminded critics of the goodness in life. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Michael McLean's 'Encountering Jesus' CD spins a musical historical-fiction view of Christ's ministry

Michael McLean's newest album, "Encountering Jesus," uses historically based stories to teach about the life of Christ through the eyes of those around him. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Facts and details to enhance your experience at the Provo City Center Temple

Those going to the Provo City Center Temple open house will be able to see original artwork, craftsmanship and artifacts, among many other interesting things. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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LDS members in South Africa see answer to their prayers with new branch

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ilovu, South Africa, now have their own branch. Before, they were attending church in Amanzimtoti. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Interfaith Month in Utah offers chance to explore other faiths, 'get out of comfort zones'

From a tour of a Hindu temple to a Wiccan full moon rite, Interfaith Month gives Utahns an opportunity to learn about other faith traditions and 'get out of their comfort zones,' says Janet Healy,... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Trump is a huge 'loser' with GOP Protestant pastors

Donald Trump, who loves to call others “losers,” is a big one himself in a new survey of U.S. Protestant pastors. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Netflix introduces televangelist shows

Alongside programs like “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” Netflix now offers users another type of content: Christian sermons. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 2 LDS contestants sing One Direction song together on ‘American Idol’

Jenn Blosil and Bri Ray, two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performed together during the Thursday night group round on “American Idol.” Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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RootsTech: 5 reasons to watch Family Discovery Day 2016

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The 2016 Rootstech Family Discovery Day is Feb. 6, 2016. Watch the live stream on LDS.org for inspirational stories and insightful tips for strengthening your family connections and discovering... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 Family Discovery Day

LDS Church News

If you and your family have been interested in learning more about family history, you can find inspiration and instructions for getting started during the 2016 Family Discovery Day, which will be... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio greets pope in Italian, discusses environment

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio brushed up his Italian to greet Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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LDS Church provides instructions to missionaries for avoiding Zika virus outbreak in Western Hemisphere

LDS mission presidents will instruct Mormon missionaries how to prevent mosquito bites to avoid the Zika virus, which jumped to the Western Hemisphere last year, a church spokesman said Friday. The... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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3 ways religious teachings could combat religious violence

A recent study highlights the value of religious teachings on self-control and compassion toward others. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Friday Minute: Ways to combat becoming a Sunday-only Mormon

When churchgoers take a casual Sunday-only approach to membership, they can become spiritually slothful and developmentally hardened to service and sacrifice. Such crust on our character is... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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'American Idol’ Hollywood Week begins; some LDS contestants continue to next round

Amber Lynn Stoppel, Bri Ray, Jenn Blosil and John Wayne Schulz have made it on to the second round of Hollywood Week. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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