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A surprising solution to end conflict between church and state

In his new book, Kevin Seamus Hasson suggests looking at God in the legal context in an unexpected way.

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4 things I wish parents understood about protecting their children from pornography

As societies across the globe become more and more accepting of immorality, it can sometimes feel like protecting our families from the onslaught of pornography is an insurmountable task. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Merle Haggard turned to God more and more as he aged

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Merle Haggard rejected his mother's faith at a young age, but turned to God in his old age. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Pope insists conscience, not rules, must lead faithful

Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics should look to their own consciences more than Vatican rules to negotiate the complexities of sex, marriage and family life, demanding the church shift its... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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50 years after Time asked, 'Is God Dead?' the answer is still, 'Nope'

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It's the 50-year anniversary of Time magazine's provocative 'Is God Dead?' cover, but for most Americans, the answer is still no. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Surviving missionaries celebrate 70th anniversary of reopened French Mission

Surviving missionaries celebrated the 70th anniversary of the French mission's reopening on March 30. The mission had closed because of WWII. Reunion attendees shared their uplifting mission... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Judge keeps FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs in jail pending food stamp fraud trial

Lyle Jeffs, the man believed to be leading the Utah-based FLDS Church on behalf of his imprisoned brother, has been ordered to remain in jail as he faces federal charges of food stamp fraud. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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France takes dim view of burkini swimwear, unlike Brits

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PARIS — Burkinis aren’t showing up at the beaches on either side of the English Channel yet, but the thought that the full head-to-ankle swimsuit might catch on among Muslim women in... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Christians plan massive rally in Washington in July

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WASHINGTON — Nick Hall is hoping to repeat what Promise Keepers did almost two decades ago — bring a massive crowd to the National Mall. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Pope to stress broader conception of family

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Pope Francis’ landmark text on the family, scheduled for release on Friday, is expected to encourage a more open attitude toward the non-nuclear family but contain no change in church doctrine. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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LDS woman returns to conquer cliff that left her paralyzed

It was dark the first time Brittany Fisher and a friend decided to rappel from St. George’s Cougar Cliffs. It was so dark that she had no idea just how high the cliff’s edge was from... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Is it intellectually honest to have faith?

Some argue that disbelief is the only honest position with regard to belief in God. This just isn't true. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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New book celebrates Lloyd Newell's 25 years as announcer of 'Music and the Spoken Word'

Lloyd D. Newell has served as the voice of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's weekly program, "Music and the Spoken Word," for 25 years. More than 150 of his weekly messages have been compiled into a... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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New York collector of antique maps claims to have original plat of Salt Lake City

New York antique map collector Paul Cohen says he has the original plat map of Salt Lake City. The map will be on exhibition at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Watch: Empey is first wounded Mormon missionary to return home

Joseph Dresden Empey was released from University Hospital Wednesday and returned home, the first of the four Mormon missionaries to do so after being wounded in the Brussels airport bombings. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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How Belgian Mormons rallied together in the minutes, hours and days after the Brussels bombings

When the four wounded LDS missionaries vanished for hours after the Brussels attack, Mormons in Belgium set out first to find them, then to support and comfort them. They banded together and lived... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Angel Moroni statue to be placed atop Star Valley Wyoming Temple on April 25

The angel Moroni statue will be placed atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple on April 25. The temple will be dedicated Oct. 30. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Text of LDS general conference talks now available on lds.org

The official text of the talks given during the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now available in English on lds.org. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Pope blesses eyes of Ohio girl going blind

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Pope Francis blessed the eyes of an American girl who suffers from a genetic condition that will make her blind, in a visit to the Vatican described as a “miracle” by her father. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Religion at war — violence and the peaceable kingdom

Destroying religion will not abolish violence in the name of God. Only understanding and a return to our ideals can change the current tide of global terrorism. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Judge to decide if FLDS leader stays behind bars in food stamp fraud case

Federal prosecutors painted polygamist community leader Lyle Steed Jeffs on Wednesday as a man who openly defies the law and doesn't recognize civil authority. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Videos highlight Elder Ballard with European refugees, Sister Marriott and Sister Esplin in Asia, Elder Bednar in Liberia

As part of the April 2016 World Report, Mormon Newsroom featured videos detailing Elder Ballard's visit with European refugees, Sister Marriott and Sister Esplin's travels in Asia, and Elder... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Summit hopes to ‘set free’ Christians from porn

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Six years ago, Christian author and apologist Josh McDowell said he noticed “something’s wrong” with the young people he talks to — their attitudes toward authority, the way... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Bill to make Bible official state book goes to Tenn. governor

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee is poised to make history as the first state in the nation to recognize the Holy Bible as its official book. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Picturing history: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Council Bluffs, Iowa, ended the Mormon trek across Iowa and served as a site for many to prepare to finish the journey to Utah the following year. The Mormon Battalion began its famous march here. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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What's new: 'Approaching Antiquity' delves into Joseph Smith's fascination with the past

“Approaching Antiquity” is a historical examination with a history of its own, a contribution to the present and an invitation to the future. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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BYU graduation speaker will be Elder L. Whitney Clayton, senior president of Seventy

More than 5,000 students will receive BYU bachelor's degrees at commencement exercises April 21, and nearly 900 more will receive graduate degrees. The speaker will be Elder L. Whitney Clayton,... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Videos highlight LDS temple groundbreakings, cultural celebrations, dedications and announcements

Three videos from Mormon Newsroom highlight temple events that occurred during the last six months, including temple announcements, groundbreakings, cultural celebrations and dedications. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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LDS general authorities reflect on conference through social media posts

General authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared posts on Facebook about their conference addresses. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Yippee! (with caveats)

In my quest to become a family historian, I have been able to retrieve my first family name that now can be taken to the temple for ordinance work. It happened because I had a great deal of help. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Zimbabwean general authority, future mission president in Peru and others share reaction, thoughts on temple announcements

A general authority and future mission president are among those who shared their reactions to the announcement of four new temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Wright Words: An outfit 7 sizes too big and an opportunity to grow

Last month, I was given a new church assignment for which I feel completely inadequate, unqualified and ill-prepared. Which is appropriate, because when it was extended to me, I actually felt ill. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Groups rally to call for veto of religious objections bill

More than 300 protesters in the state capital Monday had one message for Gov. Phil Bryant: Veto House Bill 1523. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor ‘living wage’

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On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of faith leaders are calling for the U.S. presidential candidates to include a “living wage” for... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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‘God’s not Dead 2’ and ‘Miracles from Heaven’ blessed with ticket sales

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Evangelical Christian inspiration and apologetics are filling theater seats, with two films in the top five for box office last weekend. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Top photos from the 186th Annual General Conference of the LDS Church

Here are photos from every session of the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Mormon volunteers channel aid to refugees near ISIS war zone and on resettlement frontlines

Elder Bruce Carlson and senior Mormon missionaries who have been on the tip of the LDS Church's refuge response work in Europe and the Middle East described their efforts Monday at the annual... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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BYU sees dramatic jump in number of returned missionaries

The number of returned sister missionaries at BYU has tripled in three years, President Kevin J Worthen said on Monday. Today, nearly two-thirds of BYU students are returned LDS missionaries, up... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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186th Annual General Conference talk summaries and photos

Read summaries of the talks, and see photos from the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Photos: Sunday afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference of the LDS Church

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In the final moments of the Sunday afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland asked Church members around the world: "Do you have any idea, notion, inkling,... Read more »

April 3, 2016

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: 'Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders Among You'

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Speaking Sunday afternoon, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland encouraged members to look to tomorrow and beyond with the knowledge that the Lord continually offers His support and love. Read more »

April 3, 2016

Elder Paul V. Johnson: 'And There Shall Be No More Death'

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"The Resurrection is brought to pass by the Atonement of Jesus Christ and is pivotal to the great plan of salvation," Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Seventy said in his Sunday afternoon general... Read more »

April 3, 2016

Elder Kent F. Richards: 'The Power of Godliness'

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“Surely, today, in these trying times, each of us and our families need the temple more than anything else,” Elder Kent F. Richards said during the Sunday afternoon session of general... Read more »

April 3, 2016

Elder Dallin H. Oaks: 'Opposition in All Things'

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Opposition allows God's children to exercise agency and realize their eternal potential. Read more »

April 3, 2016

Elder Patrick Kearon: 'Refuge from the Storm'

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During the Sunday afternoon session of conference, Elder Patrick Kearon, a General Authority Seventy, urged members to follow the Savior's teachings to help those in need in their communities,... Read more »

April 3, 2016

Elder Gerrit W. Gong: 'Always Remember Him'

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Remembering — and forgetting — are “part of our eternal journey,” said Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Presidency of the Seventy. “Time, agency, and memory help us learn,... Read more »

April 3, 2016

Elder Robert D. Hales: 'The Holy Ghost'

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“The Holy Ghost is the medium for God’s work, in families and throughout the Church,” Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said during the Sunday afternoon... Read more »

April 3, 2016

Choose the harder right, LDS leaders say on Sunday; if you stumble, choose to rebuild

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson and other leaders counseled members of the faith to choose to follow Jesus Christ, and encouraged those who feel broken to rebuild through him. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Photos: Sunday morning session of the 186th Annual General Conference of the LDS Church

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Offering the first address of the Sunday morning session of the 186th Annual General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson announced that the Church will build four new temples — in Quito,... Read more »

April 3, 2016

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: 'He Will Place You on His Shoulders'

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The Savior can rescue, redeem and uplift all who turn to Him and follow His words. Read more »

April 3, 2016

LDS Church has rich history in cities of newly announced temples

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President Thomas S. Monson announced the Church would build four new temples — in Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; Belém, Brazil; and Lima, Peru (the Church’s second temple in... Read more »

April 3, 2016

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