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What this guy is routinely doing next to homeless people in New York City is changing lives

A 29-year-old musician has been on a mission to help those in need, spending the last two years routinely performing next to homeless people in New York City.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Target makes a big move following furor over the company's transgender bathroom policy

Target, a popular retail chain, has announced it will spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms to hundreds of its stores — a move that comes following furor over the store chain's transgender bathroom stance.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Expert takes aim at myths and misperceptions surrounding the refugee crisis

Matthew Soerens has worked with refugees for more than a decade without observing much controversy surrounding the people he serves and helps resettle.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'Ben-Hur' actor reveals on-set 'miracle' — and one big movie myth gets debunked

"Ben-Hur" actor Toby Kebbell recently revealed an on-set incident involving a stuntman who escaped potentially serious injuries, saying it was a "miracle."

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Professor's new app helps atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God?

A philosophy professor has launched a new app seemingly aimed at helping atheists more easily communicate with believers about tough theological issues.

August 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What inspires a burqini ban?

Five French beach towns have recently banned the burqini, a modest swimwear option associated with Muslim women. Officials have cited fears about public safety to justify the policies, noting that the burqini is an unwelcome reminder of the threat of Islamic terror.

August 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired

The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case against a judge who is fighting to keep her job after publicly stating that her Christian faith prevents her from performing same-sex marriage ceremonies.

August 24, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The Bible verse that has taken a prominent place in the Olympics

Retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes recently revealed the "prayer" that she typically had in her head just before entering into tough competitions — a Bible verse that she said helped to calm and prepare her: Philippians 4:13.

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This paralyzed bride proved doctors wrong when she walked down the aisle at her wedding

At age 17, Jaquie Goncher went from being an active teenager to being paralyzed from the neck down in an instant when she dove into a pool and broke her neck.

August 23, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


Football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line sues

A high school football coach has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired for refusing to stop praying at the 50-yard line after each game.

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


College students say they care about interfaith cooperation — are school leaders listening?

Vicky Gillon grew up in a Christian household and studied Islam during her senior year of high school. In her first 18 years, she learned to appreciate religious diversity but had few opportunities to experience it.

August 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


National Organization for Women president shocks radio host with response to abortion question

A Seattle-based radio host recently asked the head of the National Organization for Women a series of controversial questions about women's health and abortion.

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Burqini bans put France's secularism in the spotlight

In response to recent terror attacks, some French leaders are taking a hard look at beach-appropriate fashion.

August 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Congresswoman reveals what she believes people get wrong about faith and American politicians

A Republican congresswoman from North Carolina believes the public is often given the wrong impression about Washington, telling "The Church Boys" podcast that politicians actually get along "much better than the press acknowledges."

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Elderly Christian couple reportedly die just 20 minutes apart — and that's not the only shocking det

A Christian couple's six-decade love story recently came to an end with a series of events one of their sons is collectively calling a "beautiful act" of God.

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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Sacred spaces: How separating the sacred from the secular gives meaning for the faithful and outside

Couples murmur as they pass sculptures and paintings. Maps rustle and camera shutters click. A father whispers to his young daughter about what's on ...

September 29, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Sacred spaces: How separating the sacred from the secular gives meaning for the faithful and outside

Couples murmur as they pass sculptures and paintings. Maps rustle and camera shutters click. A father whispers to his young daughter about what's on ...

September 29, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Researchers study how routine 'date nights' impact married couples — here are the results

Just how important is it for couples to go out on routine date nights?

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why this theologian is warning about a change to Bible language

Some of the changes made in the latest — and final — edition of the English Standard Version Bible are creating some controversy among those who see ...

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian author: Trump 'stands against everything Christianity believes'

Christian author Philip Yancey recently issued a harsh rebuke of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying the businessman "stands against everything Christianity believes."

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Prominent theologian says secularism, not religion, is set to decline — but is he correct?

Prominent pastor and theologian Timothy Keller has written a new book that targets skeptical people who have some serious questions about Christianity.

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Mike Pence reveals how he once walked away from his faith — and discusses praying with Trump

Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence revealed that he once walked away from his Christian faith before later rediscovering it in college.

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian rapper's tweet about Kaepernick and recent police shootings stirs controversy

Popular Christian rapper Lecrae — a performer who has been increasingly vocal about police brutality and race relations of late — is once again speaking out.

September 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The incredibly touching moment 400 students serenaded a cancer-stricken teacher with hymns

A cancer-stricken teacher died just days after hundreds of students showed up outside of his home to serenade him with Christian worship music.

September 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Does holding prejudiced views against Muslims, gays or women make someone a 'bad person'?

Does holding prejudiced views automatically make someone a bad person?

September 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


World-famous exorcist dies at age 91 — here's his story

A world-famous priest who served as one of Rome's most sought after exorcists for more than 30 years has died.

September 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


There's yet another twist in this public school lawsuit over a live nativity

An ongoing legal battle over a live nativity scene in a public high school's 2014 Christmas show just took another intriguing turn.

September 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Divorce and the 'structure of family life' impact religious devotion, study finds

Americans raised by divorced parents are less likely to be religiously affiliated later in life, according to a new survey from PRRI and Religion News ...

September 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famous Christian singer worries about the impact of entertainment on youths — so he's taking action

Popular Christian singer Luke Smallbone believes that too many people today are being negatively affected by the entertainment they're consuming.

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


New research explores the unpopularity of Muslims and atheists

Nearly half of Americans say atheists (40 percent) and Muslims (45.5 percent) contradict their vision of the United States, according to new research on ...

September 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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