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QUIZ: Which of these 15 celebrities are Muslim?

American Muslims have seen a surge in popularity in the past four years, according to Shahed Amanullah, a former senior advisor for the U.S. State Department.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

California's Catholics continue to oppose assisted-suicide bill revived in state Assembly

After a California Assembly committee maneuvered to revive a bill legalizing assisted suicide, Roman Catholics and others opposed to the practice continued to protest the measure.

September 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

We often hear about the evangelical right. What about the evangelical left?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has garnered a lot of support from conservative and Republican voters, including many evangelical Christians. According to the latest poll numbers out of Iowa, Trump is one of the top picks from evangelical voters, right behind Ben Carson.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Gospel Jam set for Saturday in Midway

Halsell Gospel will present the Lift Every Voice Gospel Jam 2015 at 6 p.m. Saturday at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

September 09, 2015 | Staff report | Faith

Christian college uses controversial moment to talk about redemption with students

Soccer players from Whitworth University, a private Christian school in Spokane, Washington, recently got a red card from school officials after an Instagram photo of the players dressed as the Jackson 5 while wearing blackface and afro wigs went viral across the Internet, according to The Washington Post.

September 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Is modesty for women only?

Two news stories have promoted immodest behavior for men.

September 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

How to use your smartphone to be more spiritually aware

Anne Steen wakes up around 5:30 every morning just to listen to the birds sing.

September 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Sins are not hidden from God's sight

Numbers 32:23 reminds us that even though we may think that our sins are kept secret and no one will ever find out, they have a way of surfacing.

September 05, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

We must be faithful with our prayers

Have you seen the movie "War Room"? We had a group of almost 70 go from our church the night it opened, and a few more have gone since then. Beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the church sanctuary, we will start a five-week Bible study by the same name.

September 04, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

God has given us everyting needed for salvation

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…" (John 3:16).

September 03, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

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

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Savannah Waycross AME District sets symposium

Each year, the Savannah Waycross District of the Georgia Annual Conference in the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gathers for the ...

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith

Faith groups react to efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S.

One day after more than two dozen governors announced they would bar Syrian refugees from living in their states, leaders from a variety of faith ...

November 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100.

November 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Gifted musician serves two churches

The Rev. Victor Brewton Sr. is a native of Evans County. He serves as pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, as well as ...

November 24, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

5 tips for digitizing photos

There is nothing more heartbreaking for us than to talk to someone who has spent hours and dollars digitizing their photo collection, only to find ...

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor Deseret News | Faith

Fighting the "Word Thief" — Life Writing with Dementia

My father is undergoing a heroic struggle. (“Heroic is a bit strong,” he says, “but I am enjoying it.”)

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor FamilyShare | Faith

Churches should involve young adults

"Then he said to them, 'The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out ...

November 23, 2015 | By the Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith

Professor’s explanation of why we shouldn’t paint all Muslims with the same brush goes viral again

One year later, a professor’s call to not paint all Muslims with the same brush stroke is making headlines again.

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Want to date someone who shares your faith? There's an app for that

Online dating is often awkward, but young Muslim singles in America may have it worse than most.

November 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Psst … there’s already a religious test for Syrian refugees

After a group of attackers spread terror across Paris last week, there’s been some debate among politicians about whether or not to allow Syrian ...

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

A man for all seasons of the heart

Thomas Moore has a new book out.

November 23, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith

U.S. Catholic leaders approve new plan to address pornography

Catholic leaders adopted a more proactive approach to pornography use during this week's fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

November 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

17 surprising similarities between Muslims and Christians

There are some well-known differences between Muslims and Christians. Muslims study the holy Quran, do not believe Jesus was divine or that He died on ...

November 21, 2015 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | Faith

Why this Syrian refugee crisis looks similar to World War II

In the wake of last week's Paris attacks that left more than 120 dead and 350 injured, U.S. politicians have offered many different ...

November 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

The Statue of Liberty was originally going to be a Muslim woman

Here’s an interesting fact of the day — the Statue of Liberty was originally going to be a Muslim woman.

November 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

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