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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


Meet the wealthy businessman who's helping Muslim women by paying off 'burkini' fines

With the so-called "burkini" sparking ever-growing controversy in Europe, French authorities have begun fining women for wearing the modest swimwear in public.

August 30, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why the decline in productivity is hurting wages

Terry Bishnell says her job at a food-and-drug store near Detroit has not changed meaningfully in recent memory. Products are trucked in, stocked and ultimately sold using the same technologies and processes that have been in place for several years.

August 29, 2016 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


Are Olympic cities better or worse after the games?

The Olympics has brought increased transformation to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, which was made up of swamps and farmland less than 50 years ago.

August 29, 2016 | Ivy Ceballo Deseret News | Faith


How this California court is giving drug-addicted parents a second chance

An innovative program in Sacramento, California, is giving drug-addicted parents a second chance to get clean while keeping their families intact.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Do teens still respect the Bible? New study reveals the answer

Do American teenagers still have reverence for the Bible? That's a central question that guided a recently released report about youths' biblical engagement.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hollywood actor isn't a fan of marriage, says it is 'unromantic' — what does the research say?

Actor Hugh Grant apparently doesn't have a high opinion of monogamy, recently telling radio host Howard Stern he doesn't believe it's practical.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian singer reveals how a shocking cancer diagnosis taught him a powerful lesson

When Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall was confronted last year with the life-changing reality that he had kidney cancer, he was absolutely taken aback.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hotel reportedly removes Bibles from rooms after atheist complaint

An atheist organization that has asked private hotels and publicly funded university-owned hotels to remove Bibles from their guest rooms has reportedly convinced the Thunderbird Executive Inn in Glendale, Arizona, to do just that.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What this guy is routinely doing next to homeless people in New York City is changing lives

A 29-year-old musician has been on a mission to help those in need, spending the last two years routinely performing next to homeless people in New York City.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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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


Photo of this little boy praying in front of his school just went viral — here's why

A proud mother's photo of her son praying and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance outside of his elementary school has gone viral.

September 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Prayer and Pledge: Boy running late stops to honor God and country

Royce Thompson, a kindergartener in Sante Fe, Texas, was walking into his elementary school when he heard a nearby class reciting the pledge of allegiance ...

September 12, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Faith


The who, what, how and when of church hunting

American adults are highly mobile, moving from state to state for work, marriage or to retire with an ocean view. This mobility affects their spiritual ...

September 12, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


'Constantly consumed by horror': Archbishop of Canterbury's candid comments on homosexuality

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivered some candid comments about the Anglican Communion's intense internal disagreements over same-sex marriage during a session at the ...

September 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Who people of faith plan to vote for in 2016

More white Protestants plan to vote for Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton, but the Republican presidential candidate fares poorly among Catholics and black Protestants, according ...

September 11, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pornography study yields shocking results about divorce — here's why some aren't buying it

A new study found watching pornography part way through one's marriage can potentially double the chances of divorce, with people who don't attend ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How did the Bible influence past presidents? New effort plans to reveal the answers

Ahead of the Museum of the Bible's highly anticipated opening in Washington, D.C., next year, the organization has announced the launch of a ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Lazy and disengaged? New study on volunteerism reveals stunning details about teens and churches

A new study casts some doubts on claims that today's teens are lazy and disengaged, with the Barna Group finding that the majority of ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The single word etched on this 9/11 memorial that is sparking controversy

Controversy is brewing in the town of Owego, New York, over some of the words etched on a new monument honoring lives lost during the ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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