It turns out that religious freedom and a healthy economy have a link, a leading researcher said this year.
Four decades of public Menorah displays — showing the eight-branch candelabra to communities around the world — have kindled understanding of a Jewish holiday for many, advocates say. Read more »
Several Brigham Young University students worked together to release a video featuring the Christmas truce that took place during World War I on Christmas Eve 100 years ago. Read more »
Rabbi David Saperstein confirmed as U.S. ambasssador for religious freedom in midst of chaotic Congress
While Congress moved bills on federal spending last weekend, it also approved the appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein as U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom, a post vacant since... Read more »
Last year, I began to feel that I should attempt a Nativity painting. This of course was a very daunting idea, but I figured the best place to start was with research. Read more »
Based on the number of books in print, the stories submitted to the website, and the average amount per jar ($200), the Christmas Jars movement has given away nearly $15,000,000 in spare change. Read more »
In December 1846, the Mormon Battalion was journeying west along the United States-Mexico border. Journals say that on Dec. 9, 1846, they reached the San Pedro River flowing north out of Sonora (in... Read more »
Christmas is a season of grace, a time to reckon with ourselves and with others, boldly forgiving, boldly asking forgiveness and remembering that the Giver of good gifts made it all possible. Read more »
What's new: 'The Oakland Temple: Portal to Eternity' shares the history of the Bay Area's Temple Hill
In conjunction with the Oakland Temple's 50th anniversary, Deseret Book has published "The Oakland Temple: Portal to Eternity," a beautiful hard-bound book worthy of space on the bookshelf of any... Read more »
Rabbi Benny Zippel, of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, joined Gov. Gary Herbert and other dignitaries for a menorah lighting ceremony Tuesday at the Capitol. Read more »
Two LDS temples are scheduled to close for over a year starting in 2015, for renovations. The Freiberg Germany Temple is scheduled to close on Feb. 9, 2015 through May 2016. And the Idaho Falls... Read more »
The smell of latkes — fresh potato pancakes — wafted over the National Mall on Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden marked the first night of Hanukkah. Read more »
Alex Boye released an original Christmas song Monday titled "Newborn — Wise Men Still Seek Him." Read more »
The Vatican went out of its way Tuesday to mend fences with American nuns, thanking them for their selfless work caring for the poor and promising to value their "feminine genius" more, while... Read more »
A new website lets people see whether their ancestors interacted with Joseph Smith by combining the databases of FamilySearch and the Joseph Smith Papers Project. Read more »
Jews throughout the world will kick off eight days of Hanukkah celebrations Tuesday. Read more »
Four great ideas parents can use to teach their kids about the temple. Read more »
There were 6.7 seconds remaining on the game clock when McKay Gregson of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, checked in at the scorer’s table. With such a short amount of time left in the game, his... Read more »
The Riverchase United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, will now host Sunday Mass in a Buffalo Wild Wings, a sports pub franchise that’s built up to its ears in chicken wings, beer and... Read more »
Thanks to a near-global misreading of an Italian newspaper story, pet lovers around the world Friday swooned at word that Pope Francis apparently suggested all pets — and not just dogs... Read more »
Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed black men. Read more »
Personal faith was an important undercurrent in the global fight against Ebola. Read more »
The role religion is supposed to play in our lives is that more we live it and the more sincerely we practice it, the more it brings meaning, purpose and direction to our lives. Read more »
Many questions remain unanswered about the wise men associated with the birth of Jesus Christ — including whether there were three of them. Read more »
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On Dec. 6, hundreds of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montreal participated in a flash mob at the Complexe Desjardins, singing Christmas carols to hundreds of... Read more »
The LDS Church said Sunday that it has not changed its position on legislation to protect gays from discrimination in housing and employment. Such legislation needs to include religious liberty... Read more »
The director's choice to exclude Louis Zamperini's conversion to Christianity from the film could disappoint religious viewers, reviewers say. Read more »
The story of the homeless man or woman you see every day might just surprise you. Read more »
There may seem to be little, if anything, in the way of a connection, but it turns out that religious freedom and a healthy economy have a link, a leading researcher said this year. Read more »
In April, the makers of "The Saratov Approach" will release a second film featuring missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in what director Garrett Batty calls another... Read more »
In a video produced by the Mormon Channel in 2012, members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints share messages on the true meaning of Christmas. Read more »
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Jesus the Christ," this study guide has been designed to help readers get more out of their study of the Savior. Read more »
Do you attend religious services often? If so, you're more likely to be happy, according to a new study from The Austin Institute. Read more »
The remarkable thing about Christmas is that the second member of the Godhead became a vulnerable baby, just as we all did. And he did it for us. We should marvel not just at this season but... Read more »
There was hardly any room at the LDS Stake Center during the 6th annual Colorado Springs CrÈche Exhibit and Live Nativity Performance with an estimated 3500 attendees and 1020 nativity scenes... Read more »
It’s a tough sell: A young, unmarried teenager gets pregnant, but the father isn’t a man but God himself. And the girl is a virgin — and (some believe) remains one even after she... Read more »
At a turning point in his career, wedding photographer Scott Jarvie decided to live on the road for one year and photograph 70 temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the... Read more »
Local faith leaders have offered their thoughts on the meaning of Christmas. Read more »
BYU associate professors Eric Huntsman and Alonzo Gaskill are the authors of recent books that focus on different aspects of miracles and that have been released in advance of the New Testament... Read more »
The New Testament is the central text of Christianity. It's also been one of the central texts of western and world civilization for nearly 20 centuries. Every educated person should be familiar... Read more »
2014 was a busy year for The Becket Fund, a public-interest law firm that advocates for religious freedom rights. To sum up the year, here are seven top quotes from the Becket Fund. Read more »
Residents of Marshfield, Massachusetts, were out on the streets Saturday waving protest signs and banners. The goal? Wishing folks a "Merry Christmas," something apparently contentious for the... Read more »
Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from... Read more »
Maybe it’s because Dec. 31 is such a downer. Or maybe it’s just because Jan. 1 is what it is: a clean slate, a fresh piece of paper, a blank canvas — pick your favorite metaphor.... Read more »
He no longer works in the heart of Iraq — not with a $56 million price on his head — but Canon Andrew White, known as the 'Vicar of Baghdad,' still cares for his flock, now dispersed... Read more »
A convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leman Copley owned over 700 acres of land that was then in Thompson. These images show land that Copley owned, including the cemetery... Read more »
Up-and-coming artist Lexi Walker was recently featured in a music video produced by the Mormon Channel. Read more »
An unplanned WWI truce demonstrates the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to bring peace to a world torn by strife and hatred. Soliders' letters detail a Christmas where the Spirit of Christ... Read more »
Third of seven winners this year in the Deseret News' annual "Christmas I Remember Best" writing contest. Read more »
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