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ValueSpeak: St. Patrick's Day helps with growing, learning, changing

There was only one thing I didn’t like about Mom’s corned beef and cabbage.

March 15, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


The more wealthy a nation, the less religious it is — except for America

Citizens from wealthy nations are less likely than citizens from poor nations to see religion as an important role in their daily lives, according to a recent report from The Pew Research Center.

March 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Spirituality is not only light, it's shade and shadow

Traditionally, spiritual moments are moments filled with “light.”

March 14, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Can science and religion come together to improve global health?

Doctors relied on safety suits and isolation wards in the recent fight against the global Ebola epidemic. Scientists had tests for potential cures. And the United Methodist Church armed itself with an animated video.

March 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Evangelicals embrace immigration reform, border controls, survey says

A majority of evangelical Christians say Congress should pass immigration reform, while they are split over the economic impact of immigration and they would like to hear more about the issue over the pulpit, according to a news survey.

March 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Artists and advocates working toward a more human portrayal of Muslims in popular media

Lena Khan’s first feature film, "The Tiger Hunter," focuses on a Muslim character.

March 13, 2015 | Shelina Jaffer Deseret News | Faith


Religious freedom, contraceptive rules get new hearing as Supreme Court sends Notre Dame case back

Nine months after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of privately held business opting out of contraceptive care mandates under the Affordable Care Act, a nonprofit Roman Catholic university will get the opportunity to again present its case for an exemption.

March 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Archaeology and the boyhood of Jesus in Nazareth

The impressive Roman Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth was dedicated in 1969 and is among the most beautiful churches in the Holy Land. It stands on the site of an earlier Crusader-era sanctuary that had been built near the beginning of the 12th century and was destroyed roughly 150 years later. And that church, in turn, had been built on the ruins of a shrine commissioned by the Emperor Constantine in the first part of the fourth century. Surviving documents indicate that it was still in existence in A.D. 570, but it had been destroyed by the ...

March 12, 2015 | Daniel Peterson Deseret News | Faith


Wright Words: Does your church sign tell the truth?

Last week I attended church in Romney, West Virginia. It’s a cozy, quiet town where even the church mice whisper.

March 11, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


See what is making one city a happier place



In a normally gloomy climate, one woman began to spread her own sunshine in her community.

March 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


People who are reminded of God take bigger risks

People who are reminded of God take bigger risks because they feel God will see them through the dangers those risks create, according to research published in Psychological Science this week.

March 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Book review: 'Maximus' is an adventure, love story in New Testament era

"MAXIMUS," by Richard L. Black, Shadow Mountain, $25.99, 464 pages (f)

March 10, 2015 | Eric Rigby Deseret News | Faith


Already viral, Salvation Army uses #TheDress to spotlight domestic violence

What was a recent viral Internet phenomenon has rapidly became a powerful symbol in the fight against domestic abuse.

March 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Spring forward!

I love Anita’s voice.

March 09, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Researchers may have found the home of Jesus Christ

Researchers may have found the home of Jesus Christ. And it isn't your typical suburban home, according to research published in the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology.

March 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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5 quotes from former ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz on faith

Farewell, Lou Holtz.

April 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Faith


She died giving birth to her daughter, but an amazing miracle happened

When Melanie and Doug Pritchard were preparing to have their first child, they searched for a doctor who would fight, if necessary, for both Melanie and the baby's lives.

April 16, 2015 | Chris Ayres FamilyShare | Faith


What if the 'fat talk' voice in your head was the actual label on your clothes?



I'm guilty.

April 16, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: Memory's rocky road

Not too long ago my 60-something friend Curtis was asked to help supervise a Cub Scout hike. Soon after the hike began, one of the Cubs — 8-year-old Josh — started shadowing Curtis, and the two quickly became good friends.

April 16, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Faith groups urge Supreme Court to uphold traditional marriage

A group of 19 religious organizations has filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Romboy Deseret News | Faith


What religious tolerance looks like in the age of RFRA

When Indiana passed the initial version of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an adaptation of the federal law passed in 1993, the backlash was tremendous.

April 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Cancer patient receives a 'sweet 16' surprise



Sixteen-year-old Abby Snider, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. She was unable to celebrate her fifteenth birthday, because of intensive treatements she was going through. For her sixteenth birthday, her parents wanted to do something really special for her, as Abby, like most girls her age, had been dreaming of it for years. However, due to mounting medical bills accruing over the last year, this was more of a wish than a possibility.

April 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


When Orthodox Jewish husbands say 'no' to religious divorce, women languish in marital limbo

The often complicated spectre of divorce is being made even more difficult for one group of women: Orthodox Jews, whose faith requires not only a civil court divorce, but a religious decree from the husband granting his wife a divorce.

April 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Why people are still talking about this theologian who plotted to kill Hitler

Seven decades after his execution for his role in a plot to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer continues to inspire Christians and others around the world with his message of spirituality and faith.

April 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What the Bush family can teach us about religion and family life

Jeb Bush, a likely (very likely) 2016 presidential candidate, does not belong to the faith of his father. He also does not belong to the faith of his brother. Jeb Bush belongs to the faith of his wife.

April 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Yoga in school isn't religious teaching, California court rules

Teaching yoga as exercise doesn't stretch the Constitution's ban on government "establishing" a particular religion, a California court ruled last week after some parents challenged the Hindu-based system's presence in an Encinitas school.

April 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Are millennials programmed to cheat in college?

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the eighth commandment, "Thou shalt not steal."

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


'Jesus ossuary' story resurfaces during Easter

New geological evidence supposedly linking two disputed ancient Jerusalem ossuaries — burial boxes for bones — has resurrected a debate over whether the boxes labeled as containing the remains of a first-century "Jesus" and his brother "James" are relics of the messiah and his family.

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


WWII vet celebrates his 90th birthday with an unlikely best friend



Friends are an important part of life, regardless of how young or old you are.

April 08, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


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