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Case raises question of who decides if a law restricts religious practice

The issue of religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's mandates may again be headed for the top court.

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Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

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Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died Thursday at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Count in artists ranging from... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Memorial Day in Historic Chesterfield

Historic Chesterfield in southeastern Idaho will be the site of Memorial Day 5K run/walk and pioneer-era activities, such as butter-making, games and rope-making, on Monday, May 25, 8-4 p.m. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Nauvoo after the Mormons left

Nauvoo was gravely injured and much reduced by the expulsion of the Mormons. But it didn't simply die. Between 1849 and 1860, the Illinois town was the headquarters of a little-remembered... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Elder Christofferson speaks on religious freedom at mosque in Brazil

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Elder Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles delivered the speech defending religious liberties at a mosque in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Read more »

May 15, 2015

Marketing Amish-made furniture online

Jim Miller and his wife, Linse, have found a unique business niche, one that makes perfect sense when you think of Sarasota as a southern outpost for the nation's Amish and Mennonite communities. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Here's how many atheist children find faith later in life

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The Pew Research Center's recent report on the U.S. religious landscape also found that religiously unaffiliated children will eventually find faith. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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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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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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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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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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Mary Magdalene actress shares experiences playing the role in 'A.D.'

Chipo Chung, who plays the role of Mary Magdalene in "A.D. The Bible Continues," shares what she learned through playing the well-known biblical woman. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Religious, community leaders dedicate Utah's first hospice for the homeless

After a long journey to find the resources needed to create a homeless hospice, the INN Between held its ribbon-cutting and house-blessing ceremony Monday. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Photos: Bringing reverence through music

The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine present Charles Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte-Cécile and W. A. Mozart's Te Deum during a concert in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May... Read more »

May 10, 2015

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Elder Christofferson champions religious freedom in Brazil speech

Elder D. Todd Christofferson is the second Mormon apostle to deliver speeches on religious freedoms at non-denominational gatherings in South America. Read more »

May 10, 2015

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Elder Scott unable to attend meetings of the Twelve, but Elder Perry returns

Elder Richard G. Scott is unable to attend meetings of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles due to advanced age, the church announced Friday, but his colleague in the quorum, Elder L. Tom... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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LDS women among state mothers of year

Since 1935, American Mothers, Inc. has been honoring motherhood by naming "Mother of the Year" and "Young Mother of the Year" from each state in the U.S. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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