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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 announced new efforts to track religious discrimination in public schools.

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Homeless shelter is about to open a restaurant — here's the inspiring reason why

A homeless shelter in Maryland is preparing to launch a community bistro and coffee shop that will do much more than simply feed hungry patrons; it will also offer training and job opportunities to at-risk populations.

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

What I've learned in the 10 years since my sister's suicide

On a summer morning 10 years ago, I woke up early, sick with worry. “Call Megan,” were the words spoken to my mind.

September 21, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Faith

10 Bible verses to give you encouragement and direction as a wife

Being a wife is not an easy task, especially when you are a mother as well. The feeling of failure as you and remember all of your imperfections brings you down. But discouragement limits your true potential.

September 21, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith

Hollywood movie house launches free curriculum for home-school families

Pure Flix, the Christian entertainment company behind the "God's Not Dead" feature film franchise, recently unveiled a new effort to offer free educational resources to families who home-school their children.

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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 abuse. His struggles stemmed from both the pressure of success and a difficult relationship with his father. He began to loathe swimming. He constantly fought with his coach. And he stopped showing up to crucial swim practices.

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, Christian, Jewish or belief in another faith, you are more likely to have less stress and better mental health than those who do not affiliate themselves with any religious group.

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 them together: smiling, hugging or kissing.

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 more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well."

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 about Islamophobia.

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 five states and two faith-based organizations shows how far-reaching the government's interpretation of the word "sex" could be.

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 was attending Daemon College in New York and was involved in throwing shot put for track and field. Just like every college student, Sean was on his way to success. However, he had second life that he kept from the limelight.

September 19, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith

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Trump and Clinton respond to Muslim woman's 'Islamophobia' question during fiery debate

Among the many topics addressed at Sunday night's second presidential debate was Islamophobia and the plans both candidates have to remedy the negative treatment ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Atheist group sues over Christian cross image in this veterans memorial

A secular activist group has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey borough, alleging that a display featuring the silhouette of a soldier praying before ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Trump nabs majority of evangelicals, while Clinton grabs plurality of atheists and agnostics, poll s

At this point in the 2016 presidential campaign, it appears Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has some notable advantages over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'We can't talk about Jesus': Legendary NFL star warns America is becoming 'more and more immoral'

NFL hall of famer and TV analyst Terry Bradshaw is worried about America, telling "Fox & Friends" he believes the country is becoming "more and more ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

When asked who they'd choose for president, the largest share of pastors had a surprising response

Many pastors don't yet know who they'll be voting for when election day rolls around next month, according to a new poll from ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Kentucky governor reportedly told preachers to ignore IRS regulations banning churches from endorsin

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was reportedly captured on video telling a group of preachers to ignore Internal Revenue Service regulations that ban churches from endorsing ...

October 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Why some Christians are arguing 'Hillary Clinton is the best choice for voters against abortion'

When it comes to elections, many Christians tend to opt for candidates who oppose abortion, though some progressive Bible-believers are making an entirely different case ...

October 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

An open letter to those whose world is falling apart

If you’re reading this right now, you are most likely suffering from a painful experience in your life, hurt that is so tremendously heavy ...

October 11, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith

Famous pastor's church won't be using the line 'all lives matter' — here's why

Famed Christian pastor Carl Lentz said his church, Hillsong Church NYC, has no intention of using the tagline "all lives matter" — a popular and controversial ...

October 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Actor Mark Wahlberg records video about his Catholic faith: 'The anchor that supports everything I d

Actor Mark Wahlberg recently shared his deep Catholic roots in a video message he recorded for a Catholic organization that helps cultivate new priests.

October 10, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

A county in Washington state could embrace heroin injection centers — but not everyone is on board

With the heroin epidemic raging across America, a county in Washington state is proposing an effort that is sure to spark controversy: government-run injection centers ...

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

TV host reveals why she saved sex until marriage — and how she lives her 'faith in the spotlight'

It's rare to find a well-known media personality who openly discusses abstinence, which is why "Inside Edition" correspondent Megan Alexander's candid approach to ...

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

After crash, Hoboken residents ponder God and fate

HOBOKEN, N.J. — In the basement of Hoboken Gospel Chapel three blocks from the train terminal, about a dozen church members sat at bingo tables ...

October 09, 2016 | Chris Sagona Deseret News | Faith

Priest who was killed by terrorists on track for beatification after Pope Francis calls him a martyr

Pope Francis has greenlit a preliminary sainthood investigation into the Rev. Jacques Hamel, the priest who was killed on July 26 by Islamic terrorists during ...

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Researchers explored more than 1,100 church budgets — and here's what they discovered

A new study analyzing the budgets of 1,159 U.S. churches with at least 2,000 weekly attendees found that nearly half of their ...

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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