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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


Leadership changes at Baptist Joint Committee, but commitment to protect religious liberty remains

Baptists have long been the dominant Protestant faith in America. The church's more prominent forbears are credited with championing the ideal of religious freedom that would later be enshrined in the First Amendment's religious protections.

January 15, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Once identified as atheist, Mark Zuckerberg says ‘I believe religion is very important’

Mark Zuckerberg just gave atheism a thumbs down.

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


Religious freedom advocates are divided over how to address LGBT rights

Major players in the ongoing battle over religious freedom and LGBT rights will meet at Yale University this weekend. They'll discuss the current state of conscience rights and LGBT protections and debate what legislation is needed to balance those competing interests.

January 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Federal judge blocks Obamacare's protections for transgender patients

Three weeks before President Barack Obama leaves office, a federal judge dealt yet another blow to the president's signature policy, siding with religiously affiliated health care providers over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

January 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


What 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' teaches about the danger of judging

"Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them" the prequel movie to the Harry Potter series — begins innocently enough, with wizard genius Newt Scamander stepping off a transatlantic boat in New York City.

January 07, 2017 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Faith


Moroccan saints and their shrines

A nearly universal characteristic of religion is pilgrimage to tombs of holy men and women. Jews have venerated Abraham’s tomb for nearly 4,000 years — the location of the tomb of Moses is said to be unknown (Deuteronomy 34:5). For nearly 2,000 years, Christians from around the world have flocked to the traditional tombs of Jesus in Jerusalem and Peter in Rome. Muslims likewise make regular pilgrimage to the tomb of Muhammad in Medina.

January 07, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Say hello to 'A New New Testament'

I recall a cartoon picturing two ancient shepherds walking along together.

January 02, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


The fate of religious freedom in the former USSR, 25 years after its collapse

When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups.

December 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The heartwarming and surprising twist to a Christmas prison visit

This is the story of how a tiny evergreen branch reminded me that God lives, that he loves us and that miracles are real.

December 30, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


As the season of giving ends, individuals and families consider how to make a difference year round

Like many parents, Nicole Burleigh looked for ways to incorporate charitable giving into her family's Christmas festivities. She and her husband and two kids shopped for presents for foster families and collected money for sick veterans.

December 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


For first time in nearly 40 years, Hanukkah and Christmas Eve are on the same day

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins on the same night every year: the 25th of Kislev. However, since the traditional Jewish calendar is based on lunar months of either 29 or 30 days, that means that the holiday can fall anywhere from Nov. 27 to Dec. 26 in terms of the solar, secular Gregorian calendar used today in the West. This year, though, for the first time in nearly four decades, Hanukkah commences on Christmas Eve.

December 26, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Is Christmas still a religious holiday?

Christmas is more than just a religious holiday.

December 22, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Idaho couple dies how they lived — together

Larry and Sharon Corsini began their 54-year love affair in 1962 at a movie theater in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sharon was selling tickets when the handsome Larry, a Massachusetts transplant, caught her eye and her heart. They were married that same year.

December 22, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

January 21, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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