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How new marriage license laws affect couples

Kentucky lawmakers revised the state's marriage license policy last week, creating a new process that protects county clerks who object to same-sex marriage without affecting the rights of the LGBT community.

April 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


3 quirky ways Passover will be celebrated this year

Jews have been celebrating Passover for centuries, and modern life has influenced the ritual in surprising ways.

April 24, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Prince had strong faith ties throughout his career

Prince, famous for his multi-decade dominance of the rock and R&B genres, was found dead on Thursday at his Minnesota home. The music legend leaves behind hundreds of beloved songs, as well as a complex religious legacy.

April 24, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Canadian Catholic group speaks out against proposed assisted suicide bill

Catholic leaders in Canada spoke out against a proposed medically assisted suicide bill on Thursday, arguing that it puts vulnerable communities at risk.

April 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: How Krista Tippett finds goodness in the world (even during election season)

Krista Tippett invites people onto her radio show to learn their best advice for living well. In her newest book, she shares some wisdom of her own.

April 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Noah's Ark theme park to search for all-Christian staff

The Ark Encounter, a theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, modeled on the biblical tale of Noah's Ark, will soon be hiring, but non-Christians need not apply.

April 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why some big city churches are turning into condo developments

Church buildings are being put on the real estate market across America as faith communities facing steep upkeep expenses are forced to cash in on offers from potential buyers.

April 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How much would you pay for a skullcap worn by Pope Francis?

One of the pope's old skullcaps is expected to bring in around $35,000 at auction this month, illustrating how a run-in with the holy leader can lead to a financial windfall for those who collect memorabilia from the man himself.

April 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Supreme Court to review proposals to resolve contentious contraception cases

Supreme Court justices want to avoid a 4-4 tie in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, but some observers see a proposed compromise between the Obama administration and religiously affiliated nonprofits as possibly prolonging legal battles.

April 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


4 ways to tell if someone is highly religious

Know someone who volunteers regularly, gathers at least once a month with in-laws, but who gets angry as often as others? He or she may be part of the 30 percent of Americans considered "highly religious," according to a new Pew Research Center report.

April 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How long will state legislative battles over religious freedom and marriage rights continue?

Last year, the four Supreme Court justices who dissented in the landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage predicted an unsettled future for people on both sides of the issue.

April 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The religious freedom battles playing out across the U.S.

In June 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, sparking a wave of legislative reactions from state and local government leaders.

April 14, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Merle Haggard turned to God more and more as he aged

Country music star Merle Haggard, who died Wednesday at age 79, made a career out of singing about drinking and prison along with paying homage to the working class. But, as illnesses like cancer caused his health to decline over the last decade, he drew closer to God.

April 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Will a visit to the Vatican help Bernie Sanders?

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Friday that he will speak at the Vatican on April 15. The Democratic presidential candidate, who is Jewish, will participate in a conference on the economic, political and cultural changes that have taken place over the past 25 years.

April 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Churches in Mississippi may soon have armed security guards at their doors

The Mississippi Senate passed a controversial gun law last week, which would allow guns to join Bibles and donations in the pile of what churchgoers bring to Sunday service.

April 07, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Articles by Section - Faith


When you stop wanting to go to heaven

Heaven is the place where God dwells and where we can rest from all our cares after we die. Many of us long to go ...

May 26, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


11 Jewish congregations selected for "Scientists in Synagogues" initiative

Eleven synagogues from across the U.S. and Canada have been selected to take part in a new program aimed at better integrating scientific study ...

May 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Sitting on this bench will change your perspective

Children naturally look for ways to help others and a buddy bench is the perfect way for them to do some good for their peers.

May 24, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


11 people share how they talk about faith in public

Nearly 1 in 4 Christians avoid discussing their faith when they meet people who might disagree with them, according to a recent Pew Research Center ...

May 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Going to church could help people live longer

Fitting a worship service into your weekly schedule could extend your life, according to a new study on church attendance and mortality published this week ...

May 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Fulfilling a promise he made in the second grade had his grandparents in tears

Stefun Darts was an ambitious second-grader when he made the promise to pay off his grandparents’ mortgage so they would no longer have to work ...

May 19, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


What's lost when people stop talking about faith in public?

Kimmy Ertel-Waterman was shy growing up, but she embraced life as a Christian missionary in Romania, seeking out opportunities to share her faith with strangers ...

May 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Listen to what a teen with autism said when he finally got a voice

The world is a beautiful place with beautiful experiences to offer. Each person will experience life differently because of the unique set of weaknesses, trials ...

May 19, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Supreme Court sends birth control mandate challenge back to lower courts

The government gets to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of religious nonprofits. Those religious objectors won't face heavy fines for refusing to provide coverage ...

May 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why what others think doesn’t matter

If you are anything like me, when someone compliments you and praises your accomplishments, it puts a huge smile on your face and makes your ...

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


5 simple ways to become more like Jesus

"What would Jesus do?" This question has been asked for centuries. Mothers have used it on their children, preachers have used it in sermons and ...

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Faith leaders question how to address gun violence in churches

The Rev. Rob Schenck believes all life is sacred. He built his ministry and his reputation around anti-abortion activism, preaching from picket lines in front ...

May 17, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Are you living what you believe? Play this game to find out.

Hanging on the wall in our guest room is a framed message that simply says “Believe.” A friend gave it to me a few years ...

May 14, 2016 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Faith


How states respond to government officials who won't perform same-sex weddings

After same-sex marriage was legalized in June 2015, state lawmakers across the country have had to decide what to do with government officials and employees ...

May 12, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


London elects first Muslim mayor as Europe struggles with Islamophobia

British Labour Party leader Sadiq Khan stressed housing and transportation in his campaign for mayor of London, but it was his religion that took center ...

May 12, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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