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Thousands volunteer at LDS Ogden Temple during open house

What does it take to coordinate thousands of ushers in order to host the hundreds of thousands of visitors at the...

In the Whirled: Time to kill the exclamation point!

As we’ve morphed from the handwritten letter to the email to the text or “comment,” we’ve had to navigate how to convey our emotions in shorter bursts of thought. This can... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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'Mormon Guitar' dad releases album of LDS hymns with the help of his children

For Ben Howington, hymns aren't simply sung during church services or even reserved for Sundays. They have become the soundtrack to his life, with each playing a role in his efforts to come closer... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Bibles booted from U.S. Navy base guest rooms

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The U.S. Navy will no longer allow Bibles and other religious materials in the guest rooms of Navy lodges, a decision that has infuriated some conservative groups, which recently learned about the... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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D.C. Mormons kick off Day to Serve 2014 with the Nats

Over 1,300 Mormons including over 400 missionaries, kicked of Day to Serve 2014 at a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies. Members donated to the thousands... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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BYU professor speaks on unnoticed assumptions about the Book of Abraham

BYU professor of religion and ancient studies Kerry Muhlestein spoke at the annual FairMormon conference on Aug. 7. He said understanding beginning assumptions can help find further knowledge,... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Wright Words: Yes, you should try to change your spouse

Maybe I’m crazy, but I'm glad my wife is trying to change her flawed husband. She knows just how much better I could be if I had the same confidence in myself that she has in me. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Betting on faith: How church membership helps gambling addicts

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Rebuilding a supportive social network is a key part of the process of recovering from gambling addiction. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Ask Angela: My LDS singles ward is one big mutual activity

I'm struggling in my ward because I feel like I'm being treated like a teenager. How can I change this? Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Pope kicks off Asia missionary boost in South Korea

When Pope Francis was a young Jesuit, he wanted to follow in the great Jesuit tradition and become a missionary in Asia. Health problems kept him home, but he is finally getting his chance,... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Global group helps deaf Muslims embrace their faith

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Global Deaf Muslims is trying to make inroads into the Islamic community, which has marginalized hearing impaired Muslims for centuries, through translating the faith's holy texts into sign language. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Introducing the Forever Bible: A holy book that lasts (+video)

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The Forever Bible promises to remain intact, in spite of the wear and tear of everyday life. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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New school provides hope, second chances for FLDS community

Washington County School District reopens once abandoned elementary school as Water Canyon School in Hildale on Aug. 11. The school will serve children preschool age through high school living in... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: From Jewish peasant girl to 'Mother of God'

The rise of Christian devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most interesting subjects in the history of religion generally. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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US aids displaced Iraqis as airstrikes help Kurds

KHAZER CAMP, Iraq — President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military's return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to prevent genocide, protect its diplomats and... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Tongan community holds festival to inspire young readers

Members of the Provo Utah Wasatch Tongan Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrate the Makai Reading Initiative, a program designed to get young kids enthusiastic about... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Thousands from Iraq minority flee to Syria

Thousands of members of a religious minority group under attack by Islamic extremists have fled across the border from Iraq to seek refuge with the Kurds of northeastern Syria, said two Kurdish officials and an activist on Saturday. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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US airstrikes in Iraq; humanitarian crisis worsens

The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Worship with warriors: Chaplain uses tech to connect families spiritually during deployment

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In World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and even Desert Storm, letters kept soldiers and their families in touch. But with mobile and Internet technology, there are more options... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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LDS billionaire, BYU graduate shares success story

Carlos Martins learned to work at an early age. That work ethic helped him build a company that he sold for more than $700 million, which, along with other investments, made him a billionaire. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Brain's reactions to symbols suggest we're hard-wired for God — or not

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Science and theology are coming together to explore how people react to religious symbols, prompting new theories about why people choose faith — or don't. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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10 of the most influential baby names in history

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There's a lot of importance in a name. But who has made their name work for them throughout history? Here's a list of the most powerful names from throughout history. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Turkish official: Women shouldn’t laugh in public

Many Turkish women were doubled over with laughter after their country’s deputy leader said women should not laugh in public and should not talk on their mobile phones so much. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2014

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