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Religious freedom and economic growth linked in 2014

It turns out that religious freedom and a healthy economy have a link, a leading researcher said this year.

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Public menorah displays celebrate 40 years of lighting Hanukkah for all

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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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Students' moving video on the Christmas truce of 1914 shows power of faith and hope

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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Rabbi David Saperstein confirmed as U.S. ambasssador for religious freedom in midst of chaotic Congress

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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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Little Lamb: A babe in white linen on white stone

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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Wright Words: 'Christmas Jars' movement celebrates 10 years and millions of dollars

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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Picturing history: San Pedro River, Cochise County, Arizona

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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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From the Homefront: Coming to the throne of grace

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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Share light with others, governor says at Hanukkah event

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 »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Two LDS temples will be closing for extensive renovations

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 »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

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 »

Dec. 16, 2014

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The Clean Cut: Alex Boye releases original Christmas song

Alex Boye released an original Christmas song Monday titled "Newborn — Wise Men Still Seek Him." Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns in sweeping investigation

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 »

Dec. 16, 2014

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'Did great-grandpa know Joseph Smith?' New website helps build connections to early LDS history

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 »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Beginning of Hanukkah marked with celebrations, light

Jews throughout the world will kick off eight days of Hanukkah celebrations Tuesday. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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4 interactive ways to teach your kids about temples

Four great ideas parents can use to teach their kids about the temple. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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By Brickem Young | BrandView

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LDS young man makes lasting impression on the court, in the mission field

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 »

Dec. 15, 2014

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See why this Alabama church is holding Sunday services in a sports pub

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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 »

Dec. 15, 2014

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So wait? Pets don't go to heaven?

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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 »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

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 »

Dec. 14, 2014

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How faith influenced the work of Time's people of the year

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Personal faith was an important undercurrent in the global fight against Ebola. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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ValueSpeak: By heritage and by faith

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 »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: Who were the 'wise men'?

Many questions remain unanswered about the wise men associated with the birth of Jesus Christ — including whether there were three of them. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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