Nearly three-quarters of Americans regret the decline of religion's influence in American life.
U2 is unquestionably one of the most influential musical acts of all time. But one defining element that often eludes the public’s perception of the band is its deep sense of spirituality. Read more »
When Twitter lit up with #whyIstayed, the tweets were sprinkled with references to religious teachings. But God and spirituality weren't big players in the #whyIleft conversation. Read more »
A Washington conference aimed at spotlighting persecution of Christians in the Middle East collapsed Wednesday evening when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was booed off the stage for his support of... Read more »
Everyone's concerned about what the net neutrality debate means for companies like Comcast or Netflix, but the debate could also drive small secular and religious publications into extinction. Read more »
After serving an LDS mission, Will Hopoate has returned to professional rugby in Australia as a new man. Read more »
In a path-breaking 1958 article, Hugh Nibley argued that the lost ancient concept of the temple had reappeared suddenly in America in the early 1800s, something explainable only by revelation.... Read more »
"Women at Church" acknowledges or at least implies that change can also lead to unintended consequences, necessitating flexibility and sensitivity rather than wholesale adoption of someone... Read more »
In line with recent encouragement for Church members to “flood the earth” with gospel messages of truth, the Church’s Handbook 2 has been updated with newly worded guidelines on... Read more »
Elder Paul K. Sybrowsky, former member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies at age 70. Read more »
Since World War II the Church has provided members serving in the military their own set of scriptures to study and use. Until now, the military edition of the scriptures has not been available to... Read more »
Last month, many Facebook users participated in a challenge that required them to post 10 books that have influenced them. Read more »
People hoping for immigration reform must now wait until after November's midterm elections. Read more »
The president of the overwhelmingly Catholic Philippines proposed Wednesday to give Muslims in the south the ability to run their own government under their own flag, part of a peace plan aimed at... Read more »
There was a time when parents trusted the resilience of childhood. There was a sense that flying off the merry-go-round a few times might do a kid some good. Those times have passed. Yet kids still... Read more »
Kevin J Worthen was installed as BYU’s 13th president during a devotional assembly on Tuesday in the Marriott Center. Read more »
Kevin J Worthen is installed as BYU's 13th president during an inauguration ceremony held in the Marriott Center on Sept. 9. Read more »
The Parliament of the World's Religions will meet for its summit in Salt Lake City in October 2015. This will be the first time in 22 years that the summit has been held in the United States. Read more »
Lessons, principles and habits learned in childhood remain vivid in memory for Elder Russell M. Nelson, who turned 90 on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Read more »
The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force face challenges on religious liberty questions, often from groups opposed to religious expression. Read more »
For the first time since it declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court in San Francisco is readying to hear arguments over same-sex weddings in a political... Read more »
Author Diane Stevenson Stone has written a historical novel based on her pilgrim ancestor Mary Chilton. Read more »
A fascinating 2010 book focused on Islam argues that religious conflict, rather than being a principal cause of violence, is most often just a way in which other underlying and quite secular... Read more »
Often cited as America's least religious generation, millennials find friendship and strengthen their personal faith through involvement in interfaith programs. Read more »
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Leo Tolstoy, abhorring organized religion, but drawn to the religion of the soul, and sympathetic to struggling sects, made an astonishing statement about the future power and prominence of Mormonism. Read more »
Troy Dunn, who has served twice a Mormon bishop, has worked to reunite more than 40,000 people with their families over the past 25 years of his professional career. Read more »
Hundreds of thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in the renovated Ogden Utah Temple and in meetinghouses on Sunday to watch President Thomas S. Monson... Read more »
A painting by a Utah artist brought some comfort to relatives of Nancy Vea, an LDS missionary serving in Oklahoma who was killed in August. Read more »
A massive service spree began on Sept. 11 with the governor and first lady of Virginia promoting the benefits of service to 500 volunteers assembled for the Virginia Volunteerism Conference. LDS... Read more »
The Mormon Pavilion at New York World's Fair 50 years ago broke new ground and left a lasting legacy in the Church's outreach to the public. Read more »
Youths from the Ogden area spent their Saturday singing and dancing in celebration of the remodeled Ogden Utah Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a “cultural... Read more »
D.H. Lawrence said, “Tragedy is like strong acid — it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.” In Scott Shelton's post-tragedy message lies a glimpse into the human heart... Read more »
Nearly three-quarters of Americans — 72 percent — regret the decline of religion's influence in American life and 49 percent want more politics from the pulpit, a new survey says. Read more »
In a Mormon Message video published Wednesday, a mother is shown going about her daily tasks, only to end up missing out on something she had been looking forward to. Read more »
Not all role models are athletes and movie stars. There are plenty of Bible characters who could serve as role models for kids. Read more »
A youth conference in Alabama was taken by surprise this summer by the opening act of an up-and-coming singing group called the Redhead Express. Read more »
For Dax Castro of West Sacramento, California, there seem to be countless obstacles to fulfilling an important responsibility he has in his LDS ward: home teaching. Read more »
Nephi's seeming prediction of the mission of Christopher Columbus is accurate in a remarkable way that has only become apparent to English-speaking non-specialists within the past generation. Read more »
A quick rundown of the headlines affecting religious music fans this week. Read more »
"The Crucible of Doubt," by Terryl and Fiona Givens, explores how doubts challenge and create opportunities for strengthening faith. Read more »
Religion's influence in America is going down, but American's aren't happy about that. Here are some question nonbelievers may soon be asking believers about their religion. Read more »
Ancient readers and translators of the Bible, in their attempts to be reverent toward the Supreme Being, also created ambiguities and theological problems. Read more »
After decades of a Judeo-Christian worldview dominating American society and media, Marvin Olasky, longtime World magazine editor, plans a coping strategy where his is the minority viewpoint. Read more »
This week's comic shares how "sacred text" might mean something different in the 21st century. Read more »
Ever wonder what God looks like? Here are 10 possibilities that people have explained. Read more »
His decision to serve a mission is one of the experiences Archuleta and others, including his voice coach and those from his mission, share on the 22-minute DVD “David Archuleta: Called to... Read more »
A pair of apostles report that the nations of northern South America remain a power in the Church. Read more »
Yes, even believers, a lot of whom believe in heaven, need a bucket list. Read more »
The Mormon church's family history research center is launching a social media campaign encouraging youngsters around the world to share their best stories about their grandmothers. Read more »
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