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The difference between free speech and hate speech

The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center’s Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

May 18, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Make sure every day is Mother's Day

Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.

May 16, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.

May 16, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Listen to God during life's trials

I have to share something with you: So far, the year 2015 has not been a good one for my health.

May 15, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people. But in several corners of the world, Jews and Muslims are working together to combat the scourge, and those involved say they're seeing positive results:

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Bible-themed TV drama doubles as church sermon starter

The popular NBC television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church.

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Coffee shop opens its purple door to help 'street kids'



Homelessness is a world-wide problem. Once a person finds themselves in that situation, it can be difficult to get back on their own two feet again.

May 15, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: How's your technical track record?

Not too long ago my friend — we’ll call her Geri — finished taking her final college exams. She has earned her degree one or two classes at a time. Her grandchildren are very proud.

May 15, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Sin is not God's fault; He does have cure

When God created man and woman on Day Six of the creation week, he had provided all that they needed.

May 14, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


The kindness of a stranger toward a single mom will leave you in tears



Every Friday night, a single mother and her three children eat out at a restaurant — a special family tradition. She works hard at her job and as a mother. She's also a domestic abuse survivor.

May 14, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why the cartoonist of Charlie Hebdo will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad

Renald Luzier, a cartoonist who frequently contributes to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has decided he no longer has any interest in depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

May 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Mainline Protestant decline in membership as unaffiliated, Muslims and Hindus gain

A dramatic rise in the number of spiritually "unaffiliated" Americans, mirroring a decline in the number of American Christians, has occurred in the past seven years, signaling significant changes for mainline Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church, a new report reveals.

May 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Community can supplement mother's love

M is for the many things she gave me.

May 11, 2015 | By Pastor Daisy P. Edwards Columnist | Faith


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Change to follow God

If a person desires to be close to God there has to be some changes made in his or her life. Many people get caught ...

March 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Designing a life

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

March 21, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Religious outreach at the State Department in flux under Trump administration

Religion has played an increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy over the last 15 years, but its status at the State Department ...

March 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Fight to keep your focus on God

My brothers and sisters, life is filled with distraction designed to get and keep believers off their game.

March 20, 2017 | By Pastor Debra 'Dee' Dyer Columnist | Faith


Religions that survived because of historical military conquests

Most modern believers see the success and spread of their religion as the result of spiritual activities such as preaching and conversion. And this is ...

March 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Finding the right eternal life

As I was scanning across some headlines on the Internet I noticed a phrase that caught my attention. The writer said, "While nobody has cracked ...

March 18, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How a church transforms immigrants and immigrants transform a church

For Catholic immigrants new to the United States, church is the only place that feels like home for a while.

March 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Know the main thing about faith

We've been wondering what happened to winter this year. It seems a bit of it has tried to sneak in on us this week ...

March 17, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


God offers salvation; man must accept

Within every person resides a soul. This soul is given by God and will live somewhere in eternity. The place, heaven or hell, is determined ...

March 16, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


After a centuries-long tradition, only one god-king remains

In ancient times, divine kingship was a fundamental and nearly universal religious and political reality. The gods had created the cosmos, which required their constant ...

March 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Faithfully engaging the immigration debate in the age of Trump

President Donald Trump turned campaign promises on immigration policy into executive orders during his first week in office.

March 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Grammy winning gospel singer Sandi Patty marks 30 years of performing with 'The Farewell Tour'

Sandra Faye “Sandi” Patty, who received Grammy awards for "More Than Wonderful" and "I've Just Seen Jesus," gained her professional nickname “The Voice” as ...

March 15, 2017 | Megan Hulse Deseret News | Faith


Trump's draft order on religious freedom prompts praise, concern and confusion

A leaked draft of an executive order on religious freedom protections has LGBT rights advocates concerned, while legal scholars disagree on whether the potential policy ...

March 14, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Work as a champion of Christ

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

March 13, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


The twilight of the Hawaiian gods came suddenly

In one sense, it’s quite wrong to say that the ancient Hawaiian religion is dead. In fact, it's undergoing something of a small ...

March 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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