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2 men of different faiths create translation of The Qur'an into English with reference to the Bible

Two men of faith, one Muslim and one Christian, have created a new book — a translation of The Qur'an into English, with references to the Bible.

February 25, 2017 | Carole Mikita KSL.com | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Breaking bread

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

February 25, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Defending the faith: The battle between Sikh soldiers and the U.S. Army over religious rights

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi gave more than 1,000 interviews in eight years as part of his fight to help Sikh soldiers stay true to their faith while serving the U.S. Army. But on the day Army officials announced the long-awaited change, he was speechless.

February 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How Michael Novak reshaped the relationship between faith and public life

A prominent Catholic thinker and social critic died this month, inspiring reflections on how he forever altered the relationship between religion and government.

February 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: 'The very soul of America'

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

February 22, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: Why faith groups should stay engaged in politics and public debate

Michael Wear wants to build a better relationship between faith groups and politicians because he's experienced the frustrations of the status quo.

February 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Who is up for '365 Things I Love About You Challenge'?

I confess: I was irritated. I’d had a silly squabble with my wife one morning and driven to my office in a fog of grumpiness.

February 14, 2017 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Game review: Castles and Crusades handbook brings 'old school' gaming to life

The Castles and Crusades fantasy roleplaying game (RPG) is the passion of brothers Stephen and Davis Chenault. It came to life in 2003 and is now in its sixth printing. Those familiar with the first edition of Dungeons and Dragons will feel at home.

February 14, 2017 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


Religion and romance: How finding spiritual compatibility can strengthen a relationship

Imagine a new couple out on a Valentine's Day date. The young man and woman are both nervous, but the candlelit restaurant has created a calm, romantic mood. Orders placed with the waiter, they each take a deep breath, ready to dive into a new line of conversation.

February 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Anne Frank and the value of a single life

This past week, I visited the famed Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, the secret annex where 13-year-old Anne and her family hid for more than two years during the Nazi takeover of World War II.

February 07, 2017 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Faith


The things Trump said about God and money that you probably haven't heard

So far, President Donald Trump's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning has received a heavy amount of criticism, specifically the moment where he brought up Arnold Schwarzenegger, who took over Trump’s position on “The Celebrity Apprentice” this season.

February 04, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


The role religion played in Trump's inauguration

Donald Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States during a day of ceremony and services where faith played prominently.

January 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


6 religion-friendly films from Hollywood

It’s widely recognized that Hollywood is typically unsympathetic to religion. That may not always have been true — think, among many examples, of such films as “The Song of Bernadette” (1943), “Going My Way” (1944), “Joan of Arc” (1948) and “Ben-Hur” (1959) — but, in recent films and television shows, religious believers are commonly portrayed as hypocrites, lunatics, joyless fanatics and/or oppressive tyrants.

January 21, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Here are the two Bibles Trump will use to take the oath of office

We know which Bibles President-elect Donald Trump will use on Inauguration Day.

January 18, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


What pastors, professional athletes and other leaders can do to heal divides

Rev. Rob Schenck's quest to lead meaningful conversations on the issue of gun violence led him to a gun range. He figured that if he wanted to critique gun culture, he should at least know how it felt to hold top-of-the-line weapons in his hands.

January 17, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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What counts as a church? Supreme Court pension case asks important question

A Supreme Court case about retirement benefits could hold surprising consequences for America's religious communities. In parsing the legal language, justices may need to ...

March 29, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why religious freedom is important to both Dems and Republicans in Gorsuch hearings

Republicans and Democrats had competing motives for bringing up religious freedom during last week's confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee ...

March 27, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How to raise a compassionate child

We all want to raise children who show compassion and kindness to others, but sometimes we expect too much, too soon. It’s natural that ...

March 26, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: A choice we make

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

March 26, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Battling for the title of Tiniest Church in America

This past week I spent way too much time online trying to track down the tiniest church in the country. America has dozens that claim ...

March 25, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Designing a life

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

March 21, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Religious outreach at the State Department in flux under Trump administration

Religion has played an increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy over the last 15 years, but its status at the State Department ...

March 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Religions that survived because of historical military conquests

Most modern believers see the success and spread of their religion as the result of spiritual activities such as preaching and conversion. And this is ...

March 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How a church transforms immigrants and immigrants transform a church

For Catholic immigrants new to the United States, church is the only place that feels like home for a while.

March 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


After a centuries-long tradition, only one god-king remains

In ancient times, divine kingship was a fundamental and nearly universal religious and political reality. The gods had created the cosmos, which required their constant ...

March 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Faithfully engaging the immigration debate in the age of Trump

President Donald Trump turned campaign promises on immigration policy into executive orders during his first week in office.

March 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Grammy winning gospel singer Sandi Patty marks 30 years of performing with 'The Farewell Tour'

Sandra Faye “Sandi” Patty, who received Grammy awards for "More Than Wonderful" and "I've Just Seen Jesus," gained her professional nickname “The Voice” as ...

March 15, 2017 | Megan Hulse Deseret News | Faith


Trump's draft order on religious freedom prompts praise, concern and confusion

A leaked draft of an executive order on religious freedom protections has LGBT rights advocates concerned, while legal scholars disagree on whether the potential policy ...

March 14, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The twilight of the Hawaiian gods came suddenly

In one sense, it’s quite wrong to say that the ancient Hawaiian religion is dead. In fact, it's undergoing something of a small ...

March 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Hear what Chance the Rapper said about God after winning his first Grammy award

Chance the Rapper claimed the first award of the night at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, capturing the Best New Artist accolade, according to the ...

March 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


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