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Here's how the U.S. government plans to tackle religious discrimination in public schools

In the midst of a presidential campaign where religion — particularly Islam — has been a major point of discussion, the U.S. Department of Education has announced new efforts to track religious discrimination in public schools.

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Homeless shelter is about to open a restaurant — here's the inspiring reason why

A homeless shelter in Maryland is preparing to launch a community bistro and coffee shop that will do much more than simply feed hungry patrons; it will also offer training and job opportunities to at-risk populations.

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

What I've learned in the 10 years since my sister's suicide

On a summer morning 10 years ago, I woke up early, sick with worry. “Call Megan,” were the words spoken to my mind.

September 21, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Faith

10 Bible verses to give you encouragement and direction as a wife

Being a wife is not an easy task, especially when you are a mother as well. The feeling of failure as you and remember all of your imperfections brings you down. But discouragement limits your true potential.

September 21, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith

Hollywood movie house launches free curriculum for home-school families

Pure Flix, the Christian entertainment company behind the "God's Not Dead" feature film franchise, recently unveiled a new effort to offer free educational resources to families who home-school their children.

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Atheist activists go after football chaplains at public universities

With football season heating up, atheist activists are once again taking aim at chaplaincy programs, urging public universities to abandon them.

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Swimmer Michael Phelps contemplated suicide but was rescued by his faith in God

After the 2012 London Summer Olympics concluded, Michael Phelps, the most decorated and legendary Olympian of all time, was quietly struggling with depression and substance abuse. His struggles stemmed from both the pressure of success and a difficult relationship with his father. He began to loathe swimming. He constantly fought with his coach. And he stopped showing up to crucial swim practices.

September 21, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith

Research proves believing in God improves your mental health

Researchers have found that there is a direct correlation between good mental health and believing in a higher power. Whether you are Buddhist, Catholic, Muslim, Christian, Jewish or belief in another faith, you are more likely to have less stress and better mental health than those who do not affiliate themselves with any religious group.

September 20, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith

Columbine victim Rachel Scott's faith is still changing lives: 'Bringing light into a really dark si

Rachel Joy Scott's story continues to captivate audiences nearly two decades after her tragic murder at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

September 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

How religion can help couples manage marital stress

After she discovered her husband’s affair, Stacey Greene went through dozens of family photo albums and pulled out every picture showing the two of them together: smiling, hugging or kissing.

September 20, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Faith

'We are at a breaking point': Egyptian Christians speak out about violence and discrimination

Difficulties for Egypt's Christian minority persist, with a recent New York Times story diving deep into the country's sectarian strife.

September 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Worry less and pray more

"But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well."

September 19, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith

CNN host confronts Trump spokeswoman over Islamophobia claim

CNN host Jake Tapper confronted Katrina Pierson, spokeswoman for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, last Tuesday, openly pushing back after she made an on-air claim about Islamophobia.

September 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Latest Obamacare lawsuit shows reach of the transgender rights debate

The transgender debate has never been confined to public restrooms. And a recent federal lawsuit filed against the Department of Health and Human Services by five states and two faith-based organizations shows how far-reaching the government's interpretation of the word "sex" could be.

September 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

How faith set me free from my heroin addiction

In 2012, Sean O’Brien, a then 18-year-old college freshman from Sparta, New York, was living a life that many college students dream of. He was attending Daemon College in New York and was involved in throwing shot put for track and field. Just like every college student, Sean was on his way to success. However, he had second life that he kept from the limelight.

September 19, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith

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Sometimes you get what you ask for

James chapter 4 reminds us as to why sometimes we don't receive things from God.

October 22, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

The season to be truly content

Can you believe it? It's only 66 days until Christmas! What? Am I jumping the gun? Have you been in a store lately? The ...

October 21, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

Christians are to be different in the world

In today's world man is getting farther and farther away from the teachings in God's word. As this is happening what should be ...

October 20, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | 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 ...

October 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'The only 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 ...

October 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

WikiLeaks fallout: Catholics, evangelicals unite in demanding Clinton apology

The fallout continues over emails purporting to show at least one person close to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign mocking "conservative Catholicism."

October 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Christian leader breaks down cultural divide and reveals what he says 'crossed the line' this electi

Gabe Lyons is known for fostering Christian dialogue on some of the toughest sociopolitical issues. Now, he's using his voice to try to heal ...

October 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Top Clinton aides under fire over email about 'conservative Catholicism' in WikiLeaks dump

There's a message chain among the trove of hacked emails released last week by WikiLeaks that reportedly shows a key staff member for Democrat ...

October 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Faith leaders call on Obama, Congress to reject controversial religious liberty report

A diverse group of religious leaders, including the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' ad hoc committee on religious liberty and the ...

October 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

4 ways to feel truly happy when life is crumbling apart

Life is filled with what feels like endless pitfalls, disappointments and despair. Living in a world full of corruption, dead ends and challenges makes it ...

October 18, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith

Prominent theologian: Trump, Clinton should drop out of the presidential race

Prominent theologian John Piper said last week that both major presidential candidates should step out of the 2016 race — a proclamation that has garnered some ...

October 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Mom of Columbine victim reveals how the 'prophetic' contents of her daughter's journals shocked her

A mother who lost her daughter in the Columbine High School massacre 17 years ago is hoping to have a big impact on America's ...

October 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'Mr. Trump has heard the gospel': 'Duck Dynasty' star reveals sharing the Bible with Donald Trump

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson is known for speaking candidly about his faith and politics, and he has sometimes come under fire for his blunt ...

October 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'I saw a bright light': Man reveals details of his harrowing near-death experience

A man who was reportedly clinically dead for eight minutes after suffering a heart attack is speaking out about his near-death experience.

October 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

The value of bridging the gap between faith-based charities and religious 'nones'

When volunteers sign up to serve food or organize a clothing drive at Rescue Mission of Salt Lake, Chris Croswhite doesn't ask them whether ...

October 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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