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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


National Day of Prayer draws Ludowici crowd

Several groups gathered Thursday in Ludowici to observe the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.

May 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Faith


No one was coming to this girl's birthday party. Then something amazing happened



Imagine having a child who gets rejected by her peers — on her birthday. As a parent, your heart breaks for her.

May 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Hinesville marks National Day of Prayer

Six ministers led scores of Hinesville residents in prayer on the old courthouse steps Thursday morning in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

May 11, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Faith


Military chaplains' role evolving while under fire from critics

Some 240 years after the Continental Congress authorized the presence of chaplains in the colonist's revolutionary forces, do clergy in the military still have a prayer?

May 11, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Life in Syria for Christians: teaching tolerance and harmony among the faithful

It was a chilly afternoon in January at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. In a makeshift city, thousands of Syrian families had reluctantly made their homes in tents and caravans, fleeing their country for safety. Under a cloudy and dark blue sky, I stood in front of a group of 50 kids who had gathered between several tents to attend an art and conflict-resolution workshop.

May 10, 2015 | Nousha Kabawat Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: Raising spiritual kids in a society that has forgotten how

Today's moms and dads often treat parenting like a science, studying books, blogs and articles on how to raise well-adjusted and successful children. But, according to a new book, one important aspect of childhood may be getting lost in the shuffle: spirituality.

May 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Famous Christian singer worries about the impact of entertainment on youths — so he's taking action

Popular Christian singer Luke Smallbone believes that too many people today are being negatively affected by the entertainment they're consuming.

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


New research explores the unpopularity of Muslims and atheists

Nearly half of Americans say atheists (40 percent) and Muslims (45.5 percent) contradict their vision of the United States, according to new research on ...

September 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Conservative activists launch petition against NCAA over transgender bathroom dispute

A conservative, pro-family organization is taking aim at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's decision to pull championship events out of North Carolina — a decision ...

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


CEO's father told her to fail

Have you ever considered telling your children to fail?

September 26, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Faith


Massachusetts government issues transgender guidance — and what it says about churches has some worr

Critics of a transgender rights bill signed into law by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker earlier this summer have launched full-swing into a repeal campaign to ...

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Muslim teen is on a quest to create a hijab-themed emoji — here's her story

A Muslim teen has issued a passionate appeal to the organization that oversees the creation of emojis, proposing a number of symbols that represent her ...

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


4 responses to Tim Kaine's claims about Genesis 1, gay marriage and the Catholic Church

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine ignited a firestorm with his claim that he believes the Catholic Church will eventually abandon its current opposition to ...

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Has this pastor 'discovered the secret' to reaching millennials?

Some churches in the District of Columbia have uncovered the "secret" to reaching millennials — or so proclaims the headline of a recent Washington Post story.

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The answer is at your fingertips

As human beings we are always wanting answers to a variety of life's questions. It's kind of like a slogan used several years ...

September 24, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Listen to God

Recently I was sitting in a football stadium when my phone rang. Honestly, the only reason I knew that it rang was that I felt ...

September 23, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


God's way leads to heaven

God's word teaches that a person can know what is right and what is wrong. When Jesus was on the earth, there were those ...

September 22, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What an autistic boy typed on his iPad shocked his mother — and sparked questions about heaven

When Tahni Cullen saw what her 7-year-old son had typed on his iPad, she was absolutely stunned.

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. Civil Rights Commission chairman says religious freedoms 'stand for nothing except hypocrisy'

The nation's top agency tasked with monitoring, enhancing and making recommendations on civil rights policies released a controversial new report on Thursday proclaiming that ...

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Economic impact of religion: New report says it's worth more than Google, Apple and Amazon combined

If U.S. religion was its own country, it would be the 15th largest economy in the world, according to a new study that presents ...

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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 ...

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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