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Pope Francis: Don't work on Sunday

If your job has you working on Sunday, the world leader of the Roman Catholic Church says maybe that's not a good thing.

July 10, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Faith


An argument for the existence of God

As demonstrated through popular media in the modern world, those who believe in religion are gaining a reputation as ignorant, irrational and superstitious. Popular belief would tell us it is much more reasonable to think that everything just came into existence by random chance, rather than being fastened together by a supreme being.

July 10, 2014 | By CAMERON FORD Deseret News National | Faith


11 inspiring American churches

The future of religion may look bleak in America. The Public Religion Research Institute found that 43 percent of Americans say they rarely or seldom attend church services, and a late 2012 study by Pew found that the number of Americans who affiliate with any religion are in steep decline.

July 10, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


Teenager's prayer poem wins national prize

In a world filled with confusion a voice of young optimism illuminates:

June 17, 2014 | By WHITNEY EVANS Deseret News National | Faith


Finding faith online remains popular, challenging 20 years after Web explosion

The Internet, many will claim, is a repository of some of the lowest elements of society: pornography, hateful propaganda and ranting, intolerant screeds and rampant commercialism.

June 17, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Faith


The Bible still matters, literally

Amid reports of a decline in American religiosity, Gallup's 2014 update to its annual Values and Beliefs poll shows 75 percent of Americans conclude that the Bible is in some way connected to God.

June 10, 2014 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Faith


In the wake of a shooting, Seattle Pacific University turns to God, faith

On Thursday, Seattle Pacific University was attacked by a lone gunman who killed one person and injured three others.

June 10, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


Seeking God? There's an app for that

Carrying leather-bound copies of scripture to church is so 20th century, a recent study indicates, and experts predict a continuing shift from print to palmtop device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

June 03, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER | Faith


Did Catholics just beat out Satanists at Harvard?

Satanism has shared national headlines this week with one of the country's most illustrious and highly acclaimed schools, Harvard. And it's caused quite a reaction from religious leaders and faith bloggers as well.

June 03, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


Unitarians set to repurpose former shop as new home

Each Sunday morning, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro lights a lamp in a chalice as a symbol of shared hopes and values. Members and friends have been lighting their chalice at 609 East Grady Street since 1999, but recently a sign with a stylized flaming chalice has appeared on Veterans Memorial Parkway.

May 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Faith


Statesboro man claims ties to popes

In light of the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II one week after Easter Sunday, a local Catholic parishioner recently reflected on the legacy he hopes to leave to his grandchildren.

May 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Faith


Lung transplant prospect leans on faith, family

In sickness and in health. Some couples profess the vow lightly, but Mae and Tony Riggs have had much practice honoring that commitment, especially recently, as Mae awaits a double-lung transplant.

May 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Faith


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