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LDS father is also a firefighter and wakeboard world champion

As Sam Cole balances his roles, he finds that when he puts faith first, everything else falls in to place.

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Bishops acknowledge the reality of Catholic families

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Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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How would religions react to the discovery of life on other planets?

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Some experts predict that biological life will soon be discovered on other planets, a development that could send shockwaves through the world's religions. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Author Clark B. Hinckley writes book about Christopher Columbus with LDS angle

Author Clark B. Hinckley has written a new book about Christopher Columbus that explores his spirituality and a reference to his life's mission in the Book of Mormon. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Traditional marriage supporters regroup in face of opposition

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Following Monday's Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals concerning laws banning same-sex marriage in five states, traditional marriage supporters are regrouping in the face of increasing... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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LDS author shares stories of coping with divorce, suicide

Amidst life's trials and hardships, author Darla Isackson has found peace, love and a strengthened testimony of the gospel. Her desire is to help strengthen others through her books and through her... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Yemen's crisis reflects arc of Arab Spring revolts

Yemen's 2011 Arab Spring revolt began with a nucleus of young men and women, a mix of socialists, secularists and moderate Islamists. In the capital's "Change Square," they launched their sit-in... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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When it comes to beards, does size matter?

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People across the United States are growing beards — some for religious reasons, others for cultural reasons. But how are people with beards perceived? Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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Qatar pledges $1B for Gaza Strip reconstruction

Qatar pledged $1 billion Sunday toward the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip after this year's devastating Israel-Hamas war, once again using its vast wealth to reinforce its role as a regional... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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Beards, belief and baseball, explained

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On Tuesday (Oct. 7), the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard in keeping with his religious beliefs. Does facial hair equal... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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Service unites faith groups in D.C. area

Serving humanity is at the heart of all world religions, and for three weeks in September, a regional community service initiative, Day to Serve, brought together diverse faith groups throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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Spreading the word: 'Meet the Mormons' promoted through social media

The makers of "Meet the Mormons" have been "sharing" promotion for the film via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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'Meet the Mormons' No. 10 in box office receipts, hits No. 1 in some markets

"Meet the Mormons," a new documentary-style movie from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ranked No. 10 in box office sales nationwide in its first day of release. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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Jerry Earl Johnston: How the Nobel Prize makes us noble

Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Nobel 1970) said a country with a great writer is a country with a second government. That may sound self-serving; but it holds a morsel of truth. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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Photos of Phoenix Arizona Temple released, public tours begin

The Phoenix Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now open for public tours. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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Why some non-Jews are observing Jewish holidays this month

National Edition

A growing number of non-Jews will observe Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, this year, part of a growing trend toward so-called "Hebrew Roots Christianity." Why are they doing this, and what do... Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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Pro LDS golfers help cause to support Zimbabwean missionaries

Three LDS professional golfers are expanding their humanitarian work through the organization they founded called "Eyes4Zimbabwe." Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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Community serves side by side with Mormons on Wyoming river project

Upwards of 100 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints served side by side with more than 500 volunteers in Casper, Wyoming, for the Platte River Revival on Sept. 27, 2014. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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October events at the Washington D.C. Visitors Center

Events at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October include musical performances and firesides. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Prize-winning pacifism

Has there been a friend whose thoughtfulness made your world a more peaceful place this year? Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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Menlo Smith: A man who will loan you the shirt off his back

Menlo Smith's micro-credit approach to alleviating poverty has transformed the lives of millions. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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Aiding families in Sierra Leone

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The Church's humanitarian arm, LDS Charities, sent food and other emergency supplies to more than 1,500 Latter-day Saint families and others in Sierra Leone during the recent state of emergency. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

This religious theme park is in hot water for listing a 'salvation testimony' as a job requirement

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Ark Encounter's faith-based hiring practices have the potential to put the theme park's tax credits on hold. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Famous Mormons talk about 'Meet the Mormons' on social media

Following the premiere earlier this week, several well-known members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted on social media, voicing their opinions on the film and encouraging... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Uplifting 'Meet the Mormons' is an effective rebuttal of pop culture confusion

As a rebuttal to the image portrayed by popular culture, “Meet the Mormons” is an effective profile of “normal,” everyday Mormons who choose to become involved in their... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Gay rights groups hail new Catholic tone

Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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