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Q&A: Bestselling "Hillbilly Elegy" author reflects on religion's role in his life

J.D. Vance grew up with God but, for the most part, without church. His family rarely found themselves in a pew on Sunday morning, and they didn't turn to faith leaders for help in times of crisis.

September 04, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How to protect your kids from faith-based bullying

Dapinder Ahluwalia's 14-year-old son starts high school next month. Like many parents, she'll spend the last days of summer ensuring he has the right school supplies and a copy of his class schedule.

September 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Atheists release 'report card' for Trump and Clinton. Here are their grades

Atheist activists have released a presidential report card for Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, rating both politicians based on a series of secular values.

September 01, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why a Trump super PAC targets the Amish, who discourage voting for president

A recently organized political action committee, or super PAC, seeks to drum up Amish support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Although the Amish rarely vote, around 1,300 members of the community in Pennsylvania supported George W. Bush in 2004.

September 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Twitter's bold move to purge terrorism and extremism from the social media platform

Twitter is receiving some praise after announcing that the company has suspended 235,000 accounts over the past six months for violating the social media platform's "policies related to promotion of terrorism."

September 01, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


His $100 donation was reportedly rejected by this children's home — then, this happened

A Christian-owned children's home is landing in the headlines after refusing to accept a $100 donation from an atheist group — a decision that sparked a viral crowdfunding campaign that has now raised more than $25,000.

August 31, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How worship attendance shifts over time

Half of Americans attend church regularly, but the composition of this group is unstable, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

August 31, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Little kid saved his allowance for seven months — and what he did with it is incredible

Many kids use their allowances to buy candy, toys or video games, but one little boy just saved up his money to do something incredible.

August 30, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Air Force officer reportedly kept an open Bible on his desk for years, and now he's under fire

An Air Force official is under fire for keeping an open Bible at his workstation, with at least one activist demanding he be punished as a result.

August 30, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why running is essential to some people's spiritual life

For many, running is sweaty and uncomfortable, and it's a type of exercise to be avoided at all costs. But some people view it in a very different light: as a spiritual discipline.

August 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Should marijuana be legal — or at least more accessible? Government's latest move sparks debate

Marijuana proponents have had momentum of late, believing the debate over legalization is at a "tipping point," but U.S. officials just dealt a major blow to their quest to seek government reclassification of the drug.

August 30, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Meet the wealthy businessman who's helping Muslim women by paying off 'burkini' fines

With the so-called "burkini" sparking ever-growing controversy in Europe, French authorities have begun fining women for wearing the modest swimwear in public.

August 30, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why the decline in productivity is hurting wages

Terry Bishnell says her job at a food-and-drug store near Detroit has not changed meaningfully in recent memory. Products are trucked in, stocked and ultimately sold using the same technologies and processes that have been in place for several years.

August 29, 2016 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


Are Olympic cities better or worse after the games?

The Olympics has brought increased transformation to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, which was made up of swamps and farmland less than 50 years ago.

August 29, 2016 | Ivy Ceballo Deseret News | Faith


How this California court is giving drug-addicted parents a second chance

An innovative program in Sacramento, California, is giving drug-addicted parents a second chance to get clean while keeping their families intact.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

September 19, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


Unconstitutional? Charter school gets sued over history course some say is too religious

A First Amendment watchdog group is suing an Arizona charter school over the claim that one of its history classes illegally promotes religion.

September 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Do Americans want pastors endorsing candidates from the pulpit? Here's the answer

A majority of Americans (79 percent) believe it's inappropriate for preachers to endorse political candidates from the pulpit, according to newly released data from ...

September 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The Democratic Party is losing its religion faster than America as a whole

The share of religiously unaffiliated voters in the Democratic Party has surged over the last 20 years, leading to a growing God gap between America ...

September 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Don't judge a book by its cover

As I was traveling down the road the other day, the radio was on and I heard a commercial that caught my ear.

September 17, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Unconditional

He was the first dog my wife and I had together. Murphy lived to be 14 years old. He made the move from Louisiana to ...

September 16, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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