Quantcast

Faith

Americans say religionís influence is declining, and they aren't happy about it

Nearly three-quarters of Americans regret the decline of religion's influence in American life.

National Edition

The biggest band in the world is also one of the most spiritual: The passion of U2

National Edition

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 »

Sept. 11, 2014

8 comments

Should I stay or should I go? How faith adds complexity to domestic violence

National Edition

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 »

Sept. 11, 2014

28 comments

Ted Cruz was booed off stage for sympathizing with Israel's Jewish citizens

National Edition

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 »

Sept. 11, 2014

14 comments

How net neutrality impacts online news and faith coverage

National Edition

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 »

Sept. 11, 2014

6 comments

Australian rugby star Will Hopoate reflects on the blessings of missionary service

After serving an LDS mission, Will Hopoate has returned to professional rugby in Australia as a new man. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

5 comments

Defending the Faith: The restoration of the ancient temple

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 »

Sept. 11, 2014

61 comments

Getting Life: Book review: 'Women at Church' encourages empathy, understanding

"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 »

Sept. 11, 2014

2 comments

LDS Church updates Handbook to reflect new emphasis on social media

LDS Church News

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 »

Sept. 10, 2014

Elder Paul K. Sybrowsky dies at age 70

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 »

Sept. 10, 2014

11 comments

Pocket-sized edition of LDS scriptures available to the public for the first time

LDS Church News

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 »

Sept. 10, 2014

Bible, Book of Mormon make list of top 50 influential books

Last month, many Facebook users participated in a challenge that required them to post 10 books that have influenced them. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

20 comments

Faith groups speak out against Obama's decision to delay immigration reform

National Edition

People hoping for immigration reform must now wait until after November's midterm elections. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

13 comments

Philippines plans to give Muslims autonomous zone

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 »

Sept. 10, 2014

3 comments

In the Whirled: When kids were unbreakable

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 »

Sept. 10, 2014

4 comments

Kevin J Worthen installed as new president for BYU

Kevin J Worthen was installed as BYU’s 13th president during a devotional assembly on Tuesday in the Marriott Center. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

6 comments

A new president for BYU: Kevin J Worthen installed during inaugural ceremony

LDS Church News

Kevin J Worthen is installed as BYU's 13th president during an inauguration ceremony held in the Marriott Center on Sept. 9. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

Parliament of World's Religions to meet in Salt Lake City in 2015

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 »

Sept. 9, 2014

15 comments

LDS apostle Elder Russell M. Nelson turns 90

LDS Church News

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 »

Sept. 9, 2014

So help me God: Military practices face scrutiny from non-believers

National Edition

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force face challenges on religious liberty questions, often from groups opposed to religious expression. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

45 comments

Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court

National Edition

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 »

Sept. 8, 2014

32 comments

LDS author writes historical novel based on pilgrim ancestor

Author Diane Stevenson Stone has written a historical novel based on her pilgrim ancestor Mary Chilton. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

0 comments

Hamblin & Peterson: Is Islam a primary cause of international violence?

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 »

Sept. 6, 2014

40 comments

How interfaith initiatives empower young people

National Edition

Often cited as America's least religious generation, millennials find friendship and strengthen their personal faith through involvement in interfaith programs. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

1 comment

Older stories can be found in the story archives