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Former Miss America reveals struggle with anorexia — and the moment that changed everything

Kirsten Haglund was only 19 years old when she went from "a relative unknown to one of the most recognizable faces in the country in a matter of seconds."

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Catholic bishops and Muslim leaders unite to decry terror, extremism and weapons of mass destruction

U.S. Catholic bishops and Shia Muslim leaders from Iran recently found common ground, taking a cohesive stand against terrorism, religious extremism and weapons of mass destruction.

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This is what heaven actually looks like (according to people who have been there)

Whether heaven is real or not is something people will challenge until the end of time. There is nothing I could say that could really convince you to believe one way or the other.

September 05, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith


Christian leader arrested under Russia's controversial law cracking down on evangelism, report says

A Christian leader has reportedly been arrested in Russia under the country's controversial law curtailing evangelism, which took effect July 20.

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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


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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


The rules must be followed

The Olympic Games are now in the history books. Athletes from around the world competed in the games.

September 15, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christian bakers fined $135,000 for refusing to make cake for a gay wedding fight back

The Christian owners of an Oregon bakery, who were fined $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, have filed ...

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Ex-NFL star reveals why he wore a wedding ring before he got married: 'That protected me'

Super Bowl-winning tight end Ben Utecht recently revealed he wore a wedding ring while engaged to his fiance to protect against sexual temptations.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The incredible story of one couple who lived through the 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador

In June of 2013, Jorge and Anette Dennis moved from the United States to Ecuador. They left their home to work as volunteers for their ...

September 15, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Faith


President Barack Obama just reportedly did what no president has ever done before

President Barack Obama just nominated the first-ever Muslim-American to the federal judiciary.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Has Kaepernick really converted to Islam? The controversial NFL player responds

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has denied reports that he converted to Islam as intense controversy continues to rage over his decision to ...

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hobby Lobby CEO reveals the presidential candidate he believes 'we must elect'

David Green, founder and CEO of popular arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, is supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, writing in a USA Today ...

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Kids of 9/11 victims speak out about how the terror attack changed and transformed their lives

With Sept. 11, 2016, marking the 15th anniversary since the 9/11 terror attacks, Americans are preparing to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


NFL star reveals why he'd still stand for the national anthem

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is supporting the national anthem amid continued debate over San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick's decision not to ...

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pastor tells entire church to stay seated during national anthem: 'Stand for something'

Pastor Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore encouraged his entire congregation to stay seated while he played the national anthem during service.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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