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How to bridge the gap between faith and finance

John Cortines and Greg Baumer couldn't help but laugh as they held their $100 bills in the air.

March 31, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


What life is like for Christians in Pakistan

Observers are questioning whether Pakistani leaders are doing enough to smooth sectarian tensions, after a suicide bombing targeting Christians celebrating Easter killed nearly 70 people in Lahore.

March 31, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Faith groups support immigration reform, but many believers remain anxious about the immigrants them

Majorities in all religious groups support immigration policy that provides a path to legal citizenship or residency, yet many of those same believers are more likely than other Americans to express anxiety about how immigrants affect American culture, according to a new report on immigration from Public Religion Research Institute.

March 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Sticking by God when you feel like He abandoned you

In times of trouble and sorrow, it’s easy to feel abandoned.

March 29, 2016 | Kent Larson FamilyShare | Faith


Why Mormon voters are in the GOP spotlight

Donald Trump doesn't seem to have many Mormon fans. The Republican frontrunner was handily beaten by Ted Cruz in Tuesday's Utah caucus, receiving only 14 percent of votes and zero delegates.

March 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The strengths and stresses of small churches

One of the United Kingdom's smallest faith groups will hold its last regular Sunday worship service this weekend, after deciding that organizing weekly meetings required too many resources.

March 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


In heaven, will a blind man see? How Christians with disabilities imagine resurrection

Eric Pridmore might not be blind in heaven.

March 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


What's the significance of the State Department officially labeling ISIS atrocities 'genocidal'

The U.S. Department of State has officially characterized acts perpetrated by ISIS as genocidal, using a label that the executive branch has only employed once before, during the crisis in Darfur more than a decade ago.

March 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels attack, sparking new round of debates over relationship to I

In the wake of ISIS-led terrorist attacks like today's explosions in Brussels, a common question will likely surface again: Do extremist groups like ISIS represent Islam?

March 24, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


3 ways smartphone apps can change the way churches do business

Smartphone apps are already changing the way people consume the news, form relationships and order coffee. Soon, they could be an integral part of faith communities.

March 24, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Supreme Court appeares divided during oral arguments over contraception mandate

A tie appears likely in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate to reach the Supreme Court, according to observers of Wednesday's hearing over a case that pits religious nonprofits against the government.

March 24, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How the latest Obamacare challenge could expand and limit religious freedom law

The Affordable Care Act celebrates its sixth anniversary on Wednesday, the same day the Supreme Court will hear the fourth challenge to President Obama's signature policy.

March 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis joins Instagram, garners over 1.6M followers

Pope Francis tweets, uses YouTube and now he can be followed on Instagram.

March 23, 2016 | Lindsey Williams Deseret News | Faith


The words of Easter

In early Christianity, Easter was a much more significant holiday (“holy day”) than Christmas. And words associated with Easter offer a fascinating glimpse into the history of Christian faith.

March 22, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Christian teachers look for ways to legally share their faith in the classroom

The Christian Educators Association International wants teachers to be able to share their faith like they share a math lesson: confidently and comfortably.

March 21, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Articles by Section - Faith


51 distinct ideas for celebrating the Sabbath

According to a recent study by Deseret News National, the majority of Americans believe it’s important to observe the Sabbath. In the survey, 62 ...

May 04, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


USCIRF calls for government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees

The U.S. government should do more to help families facing persecution and the threat of genocide in countries like Syria and Iraq, according to ...

May 04, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Satan's new favorite sin (it's not what you think)

Exodus 20:8, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."

May 03, 2016 | David Snell FamilyShare | Faith


Americans less likely to keep Sabbath, but majority still say it's important to society, new poll fi

The Sabbath may be losing its religious significance in the eyes of many Americans, but a majority still believe taking a day of rest benefits ...

May 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How religion affects U.S. foreign policy

Religion is a powerful tool in global political negotiation, but many policymakers don't acknowledge how it works to promote good in the world, according ...

April 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: Becket Fund founder has a unique solution for religious freedom debates

Religious freedom advocate Kevin Seamus Hasson wants to end ongoing conflict at the border of church and state. His proposed solution will surprise you.

April 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Forgiveness isn't for the offender

Each of us at one time or another have been the victim of someone else's bad choices.

April 30, 2016 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


How to remove your masks and live your authentic life

Finding myself after 35-plus years of hiding behind a mask was frightening.

April 28, 2016 | Norma Zaugg FamilyShare | Faith


Oprah will appear in scripted megachurch drama

A new television series about a megachurch already has a high-profile fan: Oprah Winfrey.

April 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Should your boss know that you keep the Sabbath?

Even in the midst of her day of rest, Judith Shulevitz is reminded of the work she's left undone.

April 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why your physical and spiritual workouts have more in common than you might think

A few weeks ago, I returned to the gym after what we’ll call a “personal hiatus.” It was just long enough to be awkward ...

April 28, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


How new marriage license laws affect couples

Kentucky lawmakers revised the state's marriage license policy last week, creating a new process that protects county clerks who object to same-sex marriage without ...

April 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


3 quirky ways Passover will be celebrated this year

Jews have been celebrating Passover for centuries, and modern life has influenced the ritual in surprising ways.

April 24, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Prince had strong faith ties throughout his career

Prince, famous for his multi-decade dominance of the rock and R&B genres, was found dead on Thursday at his Minnesota home. The music legend ...

April 24, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Canadian Catholic group speaks out against proposed assisted suicide bill

Catholic leaders in Canada spoke out against a proposed medically assisted suicide bill on Thursday, arguing that it puts vulnerable communities at risk.

April 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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