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Q&A: A Sikh community leader shares what we can do to reduce religious discrimination

It's hard to miss Simran Jeet Singh, even in the midst of a bustling student union. His deep red turban and full, black beard make him stick out, and that is one of the reasons why he's always talking about them.

November 04, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


What couples may not realize about religion and marriage

Fewer than half of U.S. adults say shared faith is a very important indicator of a successful marriage, but religiously mixed households can create unexpected consequences for couples, as well as their future children, according to a new Pew Research Center report on religion and family life.

November 03, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Researchers give exclusive look at what's believed to be Christ’s tomb

Scientists have finally decided to offer the world a look inside what’s often considered to be the tomb of Jesus Christ.

November 03, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


7 things God wants you to remember when your heart is breaking

God created us to live with and love those we cherish. Our relationships with those we care most about bring us an almost immeasurable sense of joy when they work well, and a sense of despair when they don’t.

November 03, 2016 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | Faith


3 keys to know God is speaking to you (and it's not your anxiety)

I'm a worrier. I worry and stress and agonize over too many things. I have fears and paranoia. When these thoughts enter my mind, I have to take a step back and decide if this is inspiration from God (usually not) or my own anxieties taking the lead (usually so).

November 02, 2016 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


5 ways to find peace when you are suffering

Life does not come without hardship, disappointments and suffering. But, just because life isn't perfect doesn't mean that we have to live in despair. We can have peace, even amid the difficulties in our lives.

November 01, 2016 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Does God really love sinners?

The question "why would God still love me after the mistakes I have made?" might be one of the most difficult questions every person asks themselves.

October 31, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


5 reasons why God isn't answering your prayers

Prayer is powerful and deeply personal. It’s you talking with God about what matters most to you. Even though you don't feel it at times, God is listening. He loves you. Here are a few reasons why God isn’t answering your prayers:

October 31, 2016 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Faith


This Georgia pastor declined to hand his sermons to the state, and more than 25K people support him

More than 25,000 people have signed an online petition condemning Georgia state officials for asking a minister to hand over his sermons to the state, according to the Christian Post.

October 31, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


11 ways to stop comparing yourself to other people

"Comparison is the thief of joy" -Franklin Roosevelt

October 31, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Faith


As search efforts for Annie Schmidt conclude, family expresses gratitude, faith

Jon Schmidt, pianist and member of The Piano Guys, has called for an end to the search for his missing 21-year-old daughter, Annie.

October 27, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


How a Christian comedian is upending stereotypes about Muslims

Christian comedian Jeremy McLellan, from Charleston, South Carolina has struck a chord with Muslims all over the world but particularly in North America. He has over 100,000 followers on Facebook, and about half are from the United States.

October 24, 2016 | Samar Warsi Deseret News | Faith


20 facts that will make you grateful for your life

People often take the small things in life for granted. Small instances like being able to take a clean shower or being free of illness. How often do we stop thinking only about ourselves and take time to consider those who have dedicate their whole day to have the things we take for granted?

October 24, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Faith


Christian business owners take a different legal route in battle over serving gay marriages

Christian business owners are pursuing a new legal strategy to oppose laws they say would force them to use their artistic talents to promote same-sex marriage.

October 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'The only hope...is God': Franklin Graham responds to Donald Trump's lewd leaked audio

Reactions to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's lewd comments about women have run the gamut in recent days, with some earlier supporters now separating themselves from the GOP contender.

October 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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This Muslim restaurant wants to make sure ‘no one eats alone’ on Christmas

A Muslim-owned restaurant in London hopes no one has to eat alone when Christmas comes to town.

December 06, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


10 Christmas traditions that will bring you closer to Jesus

Another year has come and gone and Christmas will soon be upon us. We’re all busy putting up Christmas trees and lights, buying endless ...

December 05, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith


Religious freedom and the defense spending bill: What will happen next?

Republican congressional leaders agreed this week to remove controversial religious freedom protections from the 2017 defense spending bill, angering many conscious rights advocates as opponents ...

December 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Historic congregations contribute $1.7 million in economic impact to their community each year

Historic congregations in America's urban centers contribute around $1.7 million to their local economy each year, according to new research on the economic ...

December 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why some couples choose to be married at faraway sacred sites

Sarah Syer and her husband Nate hiked 62 miles to their wedding. Their car didn't break down. They didn't ascend a remote mountain ...

December 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


LDS Church initiative encourages people of all faiths to serve others this Christmas

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched its Christmas initiative with the video "LIGHTtheWORLD." The initiative begins Dec. 1 with a worldwide day ...

November 30, 2016 | Noelle Baldwin Deseret News | Faith


Letter written by Annie Schmidt shared by mother on Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day, Michelle Schmidt, mother of Annie Schmidt, shared a letter her daughter, who recently passed away, wrote to her younger brothers when they ...

November 30, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


So help me God: Military practices face scrutiny from non-believers

Atheists and non-believers are targeting military installations over religious accommodations and statements, advocacy groups and media sources report.

November 29, 2016 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Modesty means more than apparel

Ever since Jessica Rey launched an Audrey Hepburn-inspired swimwear company, many bloggers have taken the topic of modesty and turned it viral.

November 29, 2016 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Same-sex marriage creates uncertainties decade after Massachusetts implementation

Ten years after Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, supporters are praising a new definition of marriage equality and opponents are dreading ...

November 29, 2016 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Next big Christian nation? China, one expert says

Amid the hand-wringing about the fate of Christianity in the West, there is a part of the world poised for exponential Christian growth in the ...

November 29, 2016 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


5 ways for religious families to celebrate Advent

As Americans count down shopping days until Christmas and ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" movies, many Christian citizens are also marking the season ...

November 29, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis invokes 'heckler's veto' over religious satire; debate follows

The spiritual leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics said Thursday there's no excuse for killing in the name of religion ...

November 29, 2016 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Faith films largely absent from list of Oscar nominees

No one should confuse the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award nominations with a popularity contest, which means faith-friendly films are often left ...

November 29, 2016 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


7 bizarre ways religious leaders have raised chuch awareness

Church attendance has slowly been declining in the United States, according to Pew Research Center, but that has only fueled congregation leaders to get more ...

November 29, 2016 | Leah Perri Deseret News | Faith


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