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Muslim teachers can wear headscarves, German court rules

Ending years of contention over religious garb, Germany's constitutional court has ruled in favor of Muslim teachers who want to wear a headcovering in class. Opponents maintain teachers wearing the scarves in class will violate Germany's post-war "neutrality" principles.

March 18, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


This will make you rethink how you spend your minutes



One minute seems like a pretty inconsequential amount of time. But, have you ever considered what you can actually do with one minute?

March 17, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Quebec charter left a legacy of religious, racial tension

Yasmine had a generous scholarship to study in her hometown of Montréal, where her family migrated from Algeria before she was born and where many of her friends live.

March 17, 2015 | Maria Vanta Deseret News | Faith


The Christian’s call to service

"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier." - 2 Timothy 2:3

March 16, 2015 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen | Faith


God has shown mankind the perfect way to live

God gave His Son to die for the sins of mankind (John 3:16), and He gave man the Bible to know how man is to serve Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

March 15, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


ValueSpeak: St. Patrick's Day helps with growing, learning, changing

There was only one thing I didn’t like about Mom’s corned beef and cabbage.

March 15, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


The more wealthy a nation, the less religious it is — except for America

Citizens from wealthy nations are less likely than citizens from poor nations to see religion as an important role in their daily lives, according to a recent report from The Pew Research Center.

March 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Spirituality is not only light, it's shade and shadow

Traditionally, spiritual moments are moments filled with “light.”

March 14, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Being content with what we have

The other morning, I was listening to a sports radio station when I heard something that caught my attention.

March 13, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Can science and religion come together to improve global health?

Doctors relied on safety suits and isolation wards in the recent fight against the global Ebola epidemic. Scientists had tests for potential cures. And the United Methodist Church armed itself with an animated video.

March 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Evangelicals embrace immigration reform, border controls, survey says

A majority of evangelical Christians say Congress should pass immigration reform, while they are split over the economic impact of immigration and they would like to hear more about the issue over the pulpit, according to a news survey.

March 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Artists and advocates working toward a more human portrayal of Muslims in popular media

Lena Khan’s first feature film, "The Tiger Hunter," focuses on a Muslim character.

March 13, 2015 | Shelina Jaffer Deseret News | Faith


Give family and the Lord your attention

I continue to be fascinated by the advances in technology.

March 12, 2015 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Religious freedom, contraceptive rules get new hearing as Supreme Court sends Notre Dame case back

Nine months after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of privately held business opting out of contraceptive care mandates under the Affordable Care Act, a nonprofit Roman Catholic university will get the opportunity to again present its case for an exemption.

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


Archaeology and the boyhood of Jesus in Nazareth

The impressive Roman Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth was dedicated in 1969 and is among the most beautiful churches in the Holy Land. It stands on the site of an earlier Crusader-era sanctuary that had been built near the beginning of the 12th century and was destroyed roughly 150 years later. And that church, in turn, had been built on the ruins of a shrine commissioned by the Emperor Constantine in the first part of the fourth century. Surviving documents indicate that it was still in existence in A.D. 570, but it had been destroyed by the ...

March 12, 2015 | Daniel Peterson Deseret News | Faith


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Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


WWII vet celebrates his 90th birthday with an unlikely best friend



Friends are an important part of life, regardless of how young or old you are.

April 08, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Letter to a stranger in a cemetery

Dear sir in the cemetery,

April 08, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Does 'A.D. The Bible Continues' live up to 'The Bible?'

The first episode of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new Bible miniseries, "A.D. The Bible Continues," began with a literal whisper and ended with a heavenly bang. But will it be enough to keep audiences coming?

April 08, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Can you relate to this hilarious look at people who 'quit Facebook?'



Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — they're supposed to be fun places to interact with friends or acquaintances. Well ... socially. Social media should be mostly for fun and networking. Some people, however, take things a little too seriously.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Kids may understand love better than you



Love can be defined in may different ways, yet, it sometimes seems like we forget how to express it to others.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Life goes on: Why I didn't tell my dying father 'goodbye'

It was about this time of year when I saw my father for the last time.

April 07, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Once unifying, religious freedom laws have become divisive

In the span of a week, legislation aimed at protecting individual religious freedoms — adopted by a near unanimous Congress more than two decades ago and present in 20 states — went from benign measures with broad support to being attacked as a new "license to discriminate."

April 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Passover: An ancient and modern celebration

In several weeks, the Jewish community from around the world will celebrate the commencement of Passover, one of the oldest of the Jewish festivals. The celebration is held to honor God and remember His deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptian pharaoh after 400 years of slavery. Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites, and God sent ten plagues to humble the Egyptians. The term “Passover” derives from the last plague, the night the destroying angel “passed over” all the doors that had been coated with lamb’s blood, thereby protecting the first-born sons inside. It comes from the Hebrew word ...

April 07, 2015 | Whitney Laycock FamilyShare | Faith


7 songs you didn't know were about Jesus

With the release of Sufjan Steven’s seventh studio album, “Carrie & Lowell,” all eyes are on depictions of Christian belief in popular music. Stevens has made quite the name for himself by being a critical force within the ever-fickle indie-music scene, who doesn’t shy away from inserting his religion into music.

April 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


The bold declaration of the empty tomb

I am excited about the Easter celebration. As you are reading this article, perhaps you are celebrating or preparing to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

April 06, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Easter, Passover summon faithful to worship, celebration

As Roman Catholic and Protestant observances of Good Friday coincide with the first night of Jewish Passover celebrations, even occasional worshippers are noting the season.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Lives 'resurrected' at rescue missions, reaching addicted, homeless

Easter, when the world's Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection, has an intensely personal meaning for Harold Eansor, a 69-year-old recovering alcoholic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner 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.

April 05, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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