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New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools



Although credited with establishing Sears, Roebuck & Company as a leading American retailer, Julius Rosenwald's name has largely been unremembered in the decades since he died in 1932.

July 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Childhood pretend play connected to religious switching, study finds

A child's imagination during pretend play can take them from a walk around Mars to a picnic in Neverland. However, his or her travels don't stop there. Pretend play may also lead them on a religious journey in his or her adult life.

July 27, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Cosmic humility: The spiritual side effects of viewing Earth from outer space

Writing in Medium about a new image of Earth released July 20 by NASA scientists and dubbed the "new Blue Marble," astronaut Scott Kelly said, "There's something remarkable about a single snapshot of Earth — an intact view of our planet in its entirety, hanging in space."

July 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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

Does requiring a group of Roman Catholic nuns to sign a piece of paper stating their objection to providing contraception coverage make them complicit in an evil act? One group says it does, and the question might soon find a nonreligious referee in the Supreme Court.

July 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

WASHINGTON — An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities.

July 26, 2015 | Sara Weissman Deseret News | Faith


School district and secularists settle school prayer lawsuit

A federal lawsuit filed against a school district in Georgia for allegedly violating First Amendment rights by allowing football coaches to lead students in prayers and include Bible passages in team materials has been settled.

July 24, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools



Although credited with establishing Sears, Roebuck & Company as a leading American retailer, Julius Rosenwald's name has largely been unremembered in the decades since he died in 1932.

July 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Christian schools take stance on homosexuality policies

With same-sex marriage now legal across the country, the question has surfaced about whether religious-affiliated schools will accommodate gay or lesbian students, staff and faculty who are married.

July 22, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis taps media-savvy priest for key Los Angeles role

Father Robert Barron may be ready for his close-up. The media-savvy Roman Catholic priest whose public television series "Catholicism" drew wide acclaim, has been named one of three new auxiliary bishops for Los Angeles, arguably the world's media capital.

July 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The title of Harper Lee’s new book comes from the Bible

Last Tuesday, book readers and literature enthusiasts alike celebrated across the country as “Go Set a Watchman” — the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” — hit bookshelves and was made available to the public.

July 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Religious freedom experts worry about their First Amendment rights after marriage ruling

Long-held American views of religious liberty may be rapidly shifting in the wake of a June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.

July 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Is religion failing? The Dalai Lama has a surprising answer

It isn't just American demographers and church planters who are concerned about the rise of the "nones," or the spiritually unaffiliated. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, isn't happy about it, either.

July 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Muslims celebrate completion of Ramadan fasting during Eid al-Fitr

Many of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims will be spending Friday celebrating the completion of Ramadan, a month-long observance of fasting from dawn to sundown.

July 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Adventists celebrate Ellen G. White 100 years after her death

Ellen G. White, whose visions helped shape the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was remembered worldwide on the centennial of her July 16, 1915, death in northern California.

July 17, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What God, Lord Ganesha and green tea have in common with Katy Perry

Katy Perry has caused somewhat of an uproar in the news with her desire to purchase a former Los Angeles Catholic convent.

July 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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This is even more evidence that Jesus may have had a wife

Did Jesus have a wife? It’s a question experts, researchers and believers have debated for years.

August 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


New stock index tracks 'Catholic Values' in investments

While global stock markets continued their gyrations Monday, a new stock index has focused on another type of bottom-line: Catholic values.

August 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The new TV show about a 'pastor' that some don’t want you to watch

A new TV show debuted this summer that’s created some controversy among believers and families. It’s called “Impastor” and tells the story of ...

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Religious freedom under fire via 'anti-conversion' laws, experts say

Laws restricting religious conversion and other practices are drawing fire from religious freedom experts, who say the measures hamper societal harmony.

August 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


3 things you don't really need from a family who knows

When the Dannemiller family took up an experiment to abandon consumer culture for a year, they missed out on aspects of life many people consider ...

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Marching band not allowed to perform Christian hymn — crowd sings it anyway

The Brandon High School marching band in Mississippi found itself on the bench for the school’s first football game of the season after a ...

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Sunday School with Jimmy Carter draws hundreds

With the sanctuary and overflow room in the small Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, packed, the teacher of Sunday's Gospel lesson taught for ...

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Did John Oliver get it right in his critique of televangelists?

On Sunday night last week, political commentator John Oliver called out televangelists who ask their followers to donate money to churches and religious organizations, according ...

August 24, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


What does the Bible say about fantasy football?

It’s almost football season. For more than 30 million Americans, that means it’s almost fantasy football season, too.

August 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


'Holy & Hungry' show connects faith, biscuits and gravy

Caitlin Kenzie Scott's biscuits make her soul rejoice. She smothers them with chorizo gravy and infuses apricot preserves, creating a sweet and savory medley ...

August 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How Arab women are fighting negative stereotypes with art

The muzzle of a rifle peeks out from between two feet in Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat's 1994 print "Allegiance with Wakefulness." Script covering the ...

August 20, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Faith


A wave of modest swimsuits is surging

As this swim season comes to an end, retail companies have seen an increase of women veering away from skimpy bikinis and sexy one-pieces, and ...

August 20, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


How should faith–based charities spend taxpayer money? New federal regulations may please all sides

Nearly 20 years of contention over the relationship between faith-based charitable groups and federal agencies that dispense social service program grants may have moved toward ...

August 20, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Meet the woman who just married God as a sign of devotion to her faith

Jessica Hayes just got married in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this past Saturday.

August 20, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


As the U.S. returns to Cuba, Christianity rises

Friday morning was a monumental moment for U.S. and Cuba relations as the U.S. raised its flag at its newly reopened embassy in ...

August 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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