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Why people of faith should pay attention to the climate change conference in Paris

More than 150 world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday for the start of an international conference on climate change. Policymakers are expected to reach an agreement within the next few weeks on how to address environmental degradation by reducing greenhouse gas emission and supporting sustainable energy initiatives.

December 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Who counts as an evangelical Christian?

Since the late 1970s, evangelical Christians have been major players in national politics and hot-button social issues.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith communities can help ease racial tension in America

It's been more than a year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the small Midwestern town have quieted, but debates over the state of American race relations continue in town halls, the media and in faith communities.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Tebow’s recent breakup creates divide over chaste lifestyle

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s chaste lifestyle has been under the spotlight in recent days.

December 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Be thankful to God, bless his name

We hear the expression "God Bless America" or "God bless you" often and that's good but it's time for America and us, as a nation, to bless God.

November 30, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Jr. Columnist | Faith


The most grateful religions in America, in one chart

Most religious believers tend to be grateful every week, according to the Pew Research Center, which published a chart last Tuesday that showed the percentage of people “who feel a strong sense of gratitude at least once a week” based on their religion.

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Savannah Waycross AME District sets symposium

Each year, the Savannah Waycross District of the Georgia Annual Conference in the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gathers for the business of area churches. The business sessions include resolutions of the local congregations, and the Board of Examiners report to receive new and advance individuals who have accepted their call to public ministry. These congregations gather for fellowship, worship and training.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Faith groups react to efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S.

One day after more than two dozen governors announced they would bar Syrian refugees from living in their states, leaders from a variety of faith groups called for continued resettlement.

November 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100.

November 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Gifted musician serves two churches

The Rev. Victor Brewton Sr. is a native of Evans County. He serves as pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, as well as Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Groveland.

November 24, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


5 tips for digitizing photos

There is nothing more heartbreaking for us than to talk to someone who has spent hours and dollars digitizing their photo collection, only to find out that the files are too small or too low quality for archival purposes. They may look fine on Facebook, but when printed in a family history book or newspaper article, they look blurry or pixelated.

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor Deseret News | Faith


Fighting the "Word Thief" — Life Writing with Dementia

My father is undergoing a heroic struggle. (“Heroic is a bit strong,” he says, “but I am enjoying it.”)

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor FamilyShare | Faith


Churches should involve young adults

"Then he said to them, 'The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest'" Luke 10:2.

November 23, 2015 | By the Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Professor’s explanation of why we shouldn’t paint all Muslims with the same brush goes viral again

One year later, a professor’s call to not paint all Muslims with the same brush stroke is making headlines again.

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Want to date someone who shares your faith? There's an app for that

Online dating is often awkward, but young Muslim singles in America may have it worse than most.

November 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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He is preparing me

"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love ...

January 18, 2016 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


National Association of Evangelicals to explore what it's like to live on a pastor's salary

The National Association of Evangelicals, which represents more than 45,000 local evangelical Christian churches, wants to help faith leaders make wise financial choices.

January 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith leaders responded to Obama's seventh state of the union address

Faith leaders, like politicians and people in the nonprofit sector, critiqued President Barack Obama's final State of the Union speech Tuesday night, noting his ...

January 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Leading fashion designer targets latest product at Muslim women

Luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana announced this week that it will begin selling designer head coverings for Muslim women, capitalizing on a growing global market.

January 17, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


This year’s Oscar nominees aren't racially diverse, but they highlight topics that are often overloo

On Monday, the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced, with much of the discussion about the nominations focusing on diversity.

January 17, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling tells the story of her journey to stardom in new book

When someone sees dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling’s book cover for the first time, one of his or her first questions is likely, “Why is ...

January 17, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


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