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Catholics, unaffiliated are big in cities, survey reveals, showing changing faith landscape

In America's largest metropolitan markets people are more likely to be either Roman Catholic or religiously unaffiliated than to hold any other faith tradition, the Public Religion Research Institute reported in an analysis released this week.

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

Seattle wants to help Muslims buy homes

Seattle is taking strides to make homeownership possible for more Muslim families.

August 11, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Faith

ValueSpeak: Savoring the feeling of feeling nothing

I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit me.

August 10, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith

Pope Francis calls for 'open doors' for divorced, remarried Catholics, but communion remains unsettl

Offering a word of encouragement to Roman Catholics who have divorced and remarried without church approval, Pope Francis may urge compassion, though his words are far from final on the issue. Catholics, as well as other Christian denominations, are divided on the question of divorce and remarriage.

August 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Making your influence count now

As I was driving down the road the other day, I looked over and saw a sign dedicating a highway for someone. I have driven down that piece of road many times and have never paid much attention to this sign.

August 08, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

God wants us to change for the better

I am writing this column on the first day of school here in Bryan County. By the time you read it, they will have almost a full week behind them.

August 07, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

U.S. churches split over divestment from Israel

The leadership of three major U.S. churches took on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last week, voting on resolutions to support the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanction movement.

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Bosnian Muslim-Christian relations improve 20 years after Srebrenica massacre

Twenty years ago Saturday, Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic was reassuring Muslim Bosnian civilians their lives would be protected by handing out candy while laughing with his soldiers in Srebrenica, Bosnia — a town that had been declared a United Nations safe haven during the Bosnian War.

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

God has given one word and it must be followed

In Christ, man can gain victory over sin and a home in heaven.

August 06, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Pope Francis not the vacationing type, Vatican observers note

International leaders often take time off during the summer months. President Barack Obama is heading to Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast Saturday for a 15-day break, reported.

August 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Become a humble servant

"Then his disciples began arguing about which of them was the greatest. But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side. Then he said to them, 'Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me also welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest.'" - Luke 9:46-48 (NLT)

August 04, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith

More Russians have qualms about religion, poll reveals

Russians' views on whether religion benefits them and their society have changed dramatically over the past 25 years, a new poll from a state-owned research firm reveals.

August 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Two Sudanese pastors face 'final' hearing Aug. 5, as nation continues anti-Christian attacks

The Republic of Sudan's government is expected to hold a "final hearing" for two Christian pastors Aug. 5, media reports indicate. The case, which might result in death sentences for the pair, is the latest in a series of crackdowns on Christians there.

August 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Religious tolerance in the U.A.E.

As the second Catholic church opens in Abu Dhabi, leaders of the United Arab Emirates are being praise for their religious tolerance.

August 03, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Don't be complacent with this world

Being complacent is dangerous. People can be so pleased with where they are in life that it can prevent them from attaining higher goals or being prepared for the unexpected.

August 01, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

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Check out the 3,000-year-old discovery that dates back to the days of King David and Solomon

A rare 3,000-year-old seal from the times of King David and Solomon has been discovered by a 10-year-old Russian volunteer as a part of ...

September 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

As world reacts to Hajj stampede, public health officials work to make pilgrimages safer

For many public health officials, the news of the deaths of more than 700 Muslim pilgrims near Mecca on Thursday was tragic but unsurprising.

September 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Celebrate the new season

As I walked out of my home Wednesday morning, I was met with the crisp, cool autumn air.

September 26, 2015 | By the Rev. Ashley Morris Pastor's Corner | Faith

Darsey is enjoying honors and growth in his church

Another year, another accolade.

September 26, 2015 | By Edith Anderson In the Pulpit | Faith

Ben Carson, Donald Trump and the GOP problem with Muslims

Within the last week, two 2016 Republican presidential nominees have caused controversy over comments they made about Muslims, which may indicate the political party has ...

September 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be ...

September 23, 2015 | donald roberts FamilyShare | Faith

Strive to be perfected in God-like agape love

There is an old song that comes to mind, and I am not sure I remember all the words correctly, but in essence it says ...

September 22, 2015 | By Pastor Daisy P. Edwards Columnist | Faith

What Yom Kippur can teach non-Jews about forgiveness

For the past week, Jews across the country have been saying, "I'm sorry."

September 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Become something beautiful with God

In Romans 12, we are encouraged to be transformed.

September 19, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Was it caution or Islamaphobia that resulted in arrest of Muslim teen?

The Islamic Association of North Texas and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne don't fault school and law enforcement officials for the arrest and suspension ...

September 19, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

Get consistent with the Lord

I enjoy playing golf. I suppose it is my most-enjoyable hobby at this time in my life.

September 18, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

'90 Minutes in Heaven' and Christianity's complicated relationship to near-death experiences

Not all Christians are happy about the latest faith-based film to hit theaters.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Jewish and Islamic holidays happening at the same time offer believers a chance to reflect

This fall is a unique time for both Muslim and Jewish believers, as the two religious groups will see two of their religious holidays occur ...

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

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