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As Rome honors Martin Luther, Catholics and Protestants enjoy thaw

Nearly 500 years after a Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther famously broke with the Vatican by nailing a list of grievances to a German cathedral door, Catholicism's headquarters city will honor Luther with a square named for him.

September 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Compromise could fix Kentucky's wedding license feud, but the Supreme Court is not yet ready to deci

When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June that same-sex marriage was a constitutional right, dissenting opinion author Chief Justice John Roberts wrote "hard questions arise when people of faith exercise religion in ways that may be seen to conflict with the new right," adding, "there is little doubt that these and similar questions will soon be before this court."

September 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

90 years later, 'Scopes Monkey Trial' resonates with evolution's supporters, critics

Nine decades after a Tennessee jury found science instructor John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, both sides can claim victory in the ensuing religious, cultural and scientific debate over the creation of Earth, observers say.

September 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Are U.S. Catholics misinterpreting the pope's views on family?

Later this month, thousands of Catholics will converge on Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, celebrating family life and welcoming Pope Francis to the U.S. The event, as promotional videos illustrate, will focus on the traditional bonds between a married man and woman and their children, even as a growing number of American Catholics conceive of "family" in more fluid ways.

September 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

ValueSpeak: Working together to conquer an ogre of an auger

To be honest, when my wife, Anita, said we were going to rent an auger, I was stumped.

September 03, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith

How Muslims organizations are working together to rebuild Christian churches

In the wake of the recent string of fires that have destroyed predominantly black churches across the South, a number of Muslim organizations have come together in an effort to help rebuild.

September 03, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith

Is the world's oldest Quran older than Muhammad?

Fragments of the oldest version of the Quran were found in Birmingham, England, last month inside another Quran from the late seventh century, BBC reported. Oxford University researchers used carbon dating to find the pages were from about 1,448 to 1,371 years ago, according to BBC.

September 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

This man’s name means 'God,' and he’s being asked to change it

Local authorities in Indonesia are asking a 42-year-old man to change his name.

August 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Woman who devotes life to 'biking for Jesus' still at it at 65

It's hard to put an exact number on how far people must go to meet their goals and how long it'll take, but for bicycle missionary Judy Bowman, 1.8 million miles biked in 20 years has brought her close to enlightenment.

August 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith

World’s oldest Bible to be on display at British Museum. Here’s a sneak peek

If you’re a fan of ancient artifacts or the Bible, you may want to book a flight to Britain, as the Codex Sinaiticus, the world’s oldest copy of the bible, will be on display in the British Museum in the coming months, according to The Guardian.

August 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Is there too much faith in college football?

College football is having a crisis of faith. Public schools across the country have long allowed chaplains to access their locker rooms as coaches and players find religion helps them put sports in proper perspective.

August 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

This is even more evidence that Jesus may have had a wife

Did Jesus have a wife? It’s a question experts, researchers and believers have debated for years.

August 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

New stock index tracks 'Catholic Values' in investments

While global stock markets continued their gyrations Monday, a new stock index has focused on another type of bottom-line: Catholic values.

August 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

The new TV show about a 'pastor' that some don’t want you to watch

A new TV show debuted this summer that’s created some controversy among believers and families. It’s called “Impastor” and tells the story of a con man, Buddy Dobbs, who pretends to be a pastor, even though he has no knowledge of the Bible.

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Religious freedom under fire via 'anti-conversion' laws, experts say

Laws restricting religious conversion and other practices are drawing fire from religious freedom experts, who say the measures hamper societal harmony.

August 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

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Q&A: The spiritual revolution taking place away from church pews

Americans' search for the divine is alive and well, although it looks different than it has in the past, according to Diana Butler Bass, a ...

October 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

The religious groups with the most available scholarship money

Your religion could help you earn money for college, depending on which religious group you associate with.

October 03, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Does the environment have a right to be protected? Pope Francis thinks so

In his speech to world leaders at the U.N. last week, Pope Francis made his boldest claim yet about the environment, detailing the earth ...

October 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Pope meeting with Kim Davis sparks surprise and disappointment

Pope Francis counseled bishops during his recent tour of the United States to "not pick fights that would turn more people off than they would ...

October 01, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

10 quotes on God and faith from Justin Bieber

Ever since Justin Bieber skyrocketed up the pop music charts in 2010, religion has followed him. His fans call themselves beliebers, his mother is well-known ...

October 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Meet the Muslim model who is the first woman to wear a hijab for H&M

Mariah Idrissi was skeptical at first about becoming a model for H&M’s latest ad campaign.

October 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Check out the 3,000-year-old discovery that dates back to the days of King David and Solomon

A rare 3,000-year-old seal from the times of King David and Solomon has been discovered by a 10-year-old Russian volunteer as a part of ...

September 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

As world reacts to Hajj stampede, public health officials work to make pilgrimages safer

For many public health officials, the news of the deaths of more than 700 Muslim pilgrims near Mecca on Thursday was tragic but unsurprising.

September 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Ben Carson, Donald Trump and the GOP problem with Muslims

Within the last week, two 2016 Republican presidential nominees have caused controversy over comments they made about Muslims, which may indicate the political party has ...

September 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be ...

September 23, 2015 | donald roberts FamilyShare | Faith

What Yom Kippur can teach non-Jews about forgiveness

For the past week, Jews across the country have been saying, "I'm sorry."

September 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Was it caution or Islamaphobia that resulted in arrest of Muslim teen?

The Islamic Association of North Texas and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne don't fault school and law enforcement officials for the arrest and suspension ...

September 19, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

'90 Minutes in Heaven' and Christianity's complicated relationship to near-death experiences

Not all Christians are happy about the latest faith-based film to hit theaters.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Jewish and Islamic holidays happening at the same time offer believers a chance to reflect

This fall is a unique time for both Muslim and Jewish believers, as the two religious groups will see two of their religious holidays occur ...

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Do this today ... before you run out of tomorrows

How often do we put off something we need to do until tomorrow — a day that never seems to come?

September 17, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith

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