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Defending the Faith: Did witnesses see the plates with their 'spiritual eyes'?

Critics often declare that the witnesses never claimed to have literally seen or hefted the plates.

Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

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Pew Research Center's new report on religion in the U.S. found a decrease in Christianity and increase in unaffiliated identities. But this does not mean that religion in the U.S. is doomed. It is... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Bible-themed TV drama doubles as church sermon starter

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The popular television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

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In the wake of rising anti-Semitic incidents in France and elsewhere, there is an element of hope: Jewish and Muslim groups are exchanging ideas, books and films in an effort to combat this... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Knocking digital doors: How an LDS ward in Utah assisted in the conversion of a Scottish woman

Using digital tools, members of the Cedar Hills 10th Ward played a role in the LDS conversion of Rachel Garden of Scotland. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Real effort of LDS Charities is to build character, leader says

Sharon Eubank, director of LDS Charities, offered the address at a "Pioneers in Every Land" lecture, hosted by the LDS Church History Library and titled “That They Might Not Suffer.” Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Blessing of the Hands aims for 'healing the healers' of St. Mark's Hospital

The Blessing of the Hands is a ceremony held annually by St. Mark's Hospital, where caregivers may choose to have their hands blessed by religious leaders from a variety of faiths and denominations... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Bryce Harper is breaking down Mormon stereotypes

Personally, I believe Bryce Harper’s unique style is a good thing. Like Harry Reid, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Gladys Knight and others, he breaks down the Mormon stereotype. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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How children feel about faith

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Being Indian, a YouTube channel on Indian daily life, published a video this week showing how children in India feel about religion. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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President Henry B. Eyring shares family stories, importance of education in University of Utah video

In a video produced by the University of Utah, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, shares memories from his childhood along with his belief in the... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Family Promise unites religions in Utah

On Wednesday, Family Promise celebrated 20 years of assisting homeless families and uniting faiths. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Interfaith activists call solitary confinement immoral, ineffective

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WASHINGTON — They’re small spaces — sometimes 7 feet wide, 12 feet long. And they’re where some inmates are held, sometimes for days, sometimes for decades. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Vatican decision to recognize Palestine upsets Israeli government, Jewish advocacy groups

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JERUSALEM — The Vatican’s decision to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state on Wednesday angered Israeli officials. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Men explain how 'burden' of lifting neighbor into bed for 7 years became a blessing in new Mormon Channel video

A new Mormon Channel video tells the story of a group of men who help lift their neighbor into bed every night. The men share how serving Kathy for the past seven years has lifted them as well. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Picturing history: Solomon Kimball home and grave

Solomon and Anna Spaulding Kimball were the parents of Heber C. Kimball. Their extant frame home is in Mendon, New York. Both were buried in the Tomlinson Corners Cemetery in Mendon, N.Y. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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What's New: 'Understanding the Apocrypha' is an excellent resource

The Apocrypha is a collection of writings that were not a part of the original Hebrew bible. Jared W. Ludlow, a professor of ancient scripture at BYU, recently released audio CD... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Obama: Defeating poverty takes money and ‘transformative power’ of faith groups

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WASHINGTON — The African-American boy who grew up without a father, who started his work life as a community organizer on the payroll of a Catholic agency and who later became U.S. president... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Los Angeles Temple starts a new trend in water conservation

When visiting an LDS temple, most people probably expect to see impossibly green grass and flower beds bursting with blooms, but the L.A. temple is starting a new trend: brown and dry. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Watch: Elder and Sister Bednar answer LDS youths' questions about individual worth, technology, doubts and more

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, participated in a "Face to Face" event with youths from around the world. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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John S. Tanner named BYU-Hawaii president

LAIE, HAWAII — John Sears Tanner, currently a counselor in the Sunday School general presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was announced as the next president for... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Once Pope Francis knows US capitalism he will love it, says Catholic theologian-economist

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NEW YORK — The Rev. Martin Schlag is a trained economist as well as a Catholic moral theologian, and when he first read some of Pope Francis’ powerful critiques of the current free... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Pope: God will judge you on whether you cared for Earth

Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Wright Words: What a young cancer patient teaches about sanctity of sacrament

Without knowing it, young cancer patient Torry Cline taught a memorable lesson about the importance of the sacrament. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Cambodia welcomes home 10th century statue of a Hindu god

Cambodia welcomed home a 10th century stone statue of a Hindu god that was looted from a temple during the country's civil war and spent the past three decades at an American museum. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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