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Religious groups react to Boy Scouts' vote to drop ban on gay adult leaders

The BSA's decision to drop its ban on gay adult leaders and employees brought a range of responses.

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BYU-Idaho students form brotherhood of service for roommate with genetic disease

A revolving group of BYU-Idaho students team up to help their roommate complete daily tasks and enjoy life, and the group was recently featured on People.com. Read more »

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Want to ride the train to see the pope? You’ll have to buy a lottery ticket

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Anticipating a stampede of customers during Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Philadelphia, a regional rail line will hold an online lottery for 24-hour regional rail passes for travel on Sept.... Read more »

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America welcomes Christians, Jews; atheists, Muslims not so much

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Americans are all for religious freedom — but disagree on who can claim it. Read more »

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Another Book of Mormon musical opens in Salt Lake City

Sherry Allred, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the composer and writer of “Nephi and the Sword of Laban,” a musical that has “been brewing within... Read more »

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Newly redesigned Mormon pioneer website helping users connect with ancestors

The Embleys are one of many families to discover ancestors with the help of FamilySearch resources, specifically the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel website, launched in 2014. Read more »

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What's new: 'A Night of Comedy: Peculiar People' shares clean Mormon humor

"A Night of Comedy: Peculiar People" is a DVD produced by Excel Entertainment containing short comedy routines from 11 LDS comedians. It's refreshing to see some clean comedy produced by Mormon... Read more »

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Picturing history: Sidney Rigdon's Nauvoo home

Sidney Rigdon joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by baptism in November 1830. He was serving as a Campbellite minister in Mentor, Ohio, at the time. Read more »

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International Brough Reunion set for Aug. 7-9

The International Brough Reunion is scheduled for Aug. 7-9 and includes tours of historic family sites in Utah, a dedication of a forgotten pioneer grave in the Salt Lake City Cemetery and a reunion in Kaysville. Read more »

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Book review: 'Love's Deception' delivers a clean romance full of complications

In "Love's Deception," Cat is a widow who is caring for her son and ill mother, along with overseeing their horse farm. Ty is in town helping his parents. They are not looking for romance, but they... Read more »

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Y. family history conference July 28-31

"The Work and the Glory" series and "Fire and Steel" series author Gerald R. Lund will be one of the keynote speakers at the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy on July 28-31 at the BYU Conference Center. Read more »

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Book review: 'Haven' is a story of faith, relationships

In British author Anna Jones Buttimore's book "Haven," she writes about a bed-and-breakfast located in Wales, owned by Gwen, who finds joy in sharing her LDS faith with her guests. Unexpected... Read more »

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Passing the torch

Many of us have the hope that our children will carry on in our footsteps as they continue with the same cause that their parents have pursued. It’s great when your kids pick up your torch... Read more »

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Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face uncertain future

With the LDS Church re-evaluating its centurylong ties with the Boy Scouts of America, local council leaders in Utah aren't sure what the future holds for the program. Read more »

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Fishy religion-spoof: Do you ‘sea’ fun or blasphemy?

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Quiz: Are these tag lines from Comedy Central, a commercial ad campaign or the church on your corner? “Moses split the Red Sea. We split lobster tails and drizzle melted butter on... Read more »

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Replica of a pioneer-era grist mill completed in American Fork

Preserving Utah's pioneer history is the goal of the American Fork chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. Read more »

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LDS Church relationship with Boy Scouts in doubt, may create new international program

The future relationship between the Boy Scouts of America and its largest charter organization, the LDS Church, appears uncertain after the Scouting body voted Monday to rescind a nationwide ban on... Read more »

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir members react to European tour announcement

Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square react to the announcement of their 2016 European tour in a new video. Read more »

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Are lawsuits ahead for church-based Boy Scout troops?

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If the Boy Scouts of America approve gay adult leaders, as they are expected to do late Monday, does that mean troops based at churches may end up in court if they ban gay Scoutmasters? Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?'

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Whether filling out a government form, or writing a letter, makes a group 'complicit in evil' is at the heart of a new appeal to the Supreme Court over provisions of the Affordable Care Act related... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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What went right: LDS 8-year-old dying of cancer inspires acts of kindness from Ireland to Kenya, and other uplifting news

Maddy Grayless died of cancer June 16, 2015, but her story has continued to inspire people from around the world to perform acts of service in her honor. Learn more about her story, and other... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Chimayó, the 'Lourdes of America'

It's not necessary to travel to Europe, South America or even more distant places to see a place where practices of pilgrimage that go back centuries are still observed. One such site is in... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Episcopal church fights alcohol addiction, and they're not alone

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Leaders of the Episcopal Church recently voted to study the church's engagement with alcohol in light of a December 2014 hit–and–run involving a now-defrocked bishop. But the... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Sunrise service: Utahns should emulate and take pride in the principles that guided the pioneers

Elder Dale G. Renlund challenges early-risers to make the Mormon pioneer legacy their own. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces first overseas tour in 18 years

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be headed to Europe next summer for a three-week, eight-city tour with announced performances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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FamilySearch celebrates the pioneer in everyone with new 'I Am a Pioneer' page

Visitors to FamilySearch's new "I Am a Pioneer" page remember pioneers from the past and are encouraged to be the pioneers of the future. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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