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Former Miss America reveals struggle with anorexia — and the moment that changed everything

Kirsten Haglund was only 19 years old when she went from "a relative unknown to one of the most recognizable faces in the country in a matter of seconds."

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Catholic bishops and Muslim leaders unite to decry terror, extremism and weapons of mass destruction

U.S. Catholic bishops and Shia Muslim leaders from Iran recently found common ground, taking a cohesive stand against terrorism, religious extremism and weapons of mass destruction.

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This is what heaven actually looks like (according to people who have been there)

Whether heaven is real or not is something people will challenge until the end of time. There is nothing I could say that could really convince you to believe one way or the other.

September 05, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith


Christian leader arrested under Russia's controversial law cracking down on evangelism, report says

A Christian leader has reportedly been arrested in Russia under the country's controversial law curtailing evangelism, which took effect July 20.

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: Bestselling "Hillbilly Elegy" author reflects on religion's role in his life

J.D. Vance grew up with God but, for the most part, without church. His family rarely found themselves in a pew on Sunday morning, and they didn't turn to faith leaders for help in times of crisis.

September 04, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How to protect your kids from faith-based bullying

Dapinder Ahluwalia's 14-year-old son starts high school next month. Like many parents, she'll spend the last days of summer ensuring he has the right school supplies and a copy of his class schedule.

September 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Atheists release 'report card' for Trump and Clinton. Here are their grades

Atheist activists have released a presidential report card for Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, rating both politicians based on a series of secular values.

September 01, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why a Trump super PAC targets the Amish, who discourage voting for president

A recently organized political action committee, or super PAC, seeks to drum up Amish support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Although the Amish rarely vote, around 1,300 members of the community in Pennsylvania supported George W. Bush in 2004.

September 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Twitter's bold move to purge terrorism and extremism from the social media platform

Twitter is receiving some praise after announcing that the company has suspended 235,000 accounts over the past six months for violating the social media platform's "policies related to promotion of terrorism."

September 01, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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


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What was Saudi Arabia's role in the rise of ISIS?

Saudi Arabian leaders are "both the arsonists and the firefighters" in the global war on terror, according to a recent article from The New York ...

September 08, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Actor Mel Gibson responds to speculation about 'Passion' sequel during surprise appearance

Rumors have been swirling for months surrounding a potential sequel to Mel Gibson's mega-popular 2004 hit film, "The Passion of the Christ."

September 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Catholic university reportedly becomes first U.S. college ever to hire Hindu priest as chaplain

Georgetown University just became the first college in the U.S. to hire a Hindu priest as a full-time campus chaplain — an intriguing move for ...

September 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How to talk about faith with someone who's been skipping church

Heather Sears took a break from church during college. She wasn't bored or lazy; she was confused, and needed time away from Sunday services ...

September 07, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Church launches 'Racists Anonymous' meetings as well as 12-step program to help 'race addicts'

Twelve-step programs typically help people overcome drug or alcohol dependency, but one North Carolina church has developed its own set of steps to combat personal ...

September 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Jewish-run summer camp includes Muslim kids — and it's making a big impact

A summer camp program in Brooklyn, New York, is trying to bridge divides by bringing together Jewish and Muslim kids to play, swim and enjoy ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Can belief in science and miracles co-exist? Scholars respond

A philosophy professor is pushing back against the notion that science and religion contradict one another — or that the two simply can't co-exist.

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hospitals that treated Pulse nightclub terror victims won't be charging patients

Two hospitals in Orlando, Florida, have announced that they will not bill survivors of the June 12 Pulse nightclub terror attack that left 49 dead ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


3 Bible verses boxer Manny Pacquiao just pointed to in defending support for the death penalty

Manny Pacquiao is known across the globe as a monumentally popular boxer, but he's also a politician who now serves as a senator in ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why culture war issues like same-sex marriage are missing from the presidential election

The share of Americans who support same-sex marriage continues to grow, and fewer adults see a conflict between the practice and their faith, according to ...

September 06, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Woman sues, claims officials forced her to remove headscarf for license photo

A Christian woman is suing officials in Lee County, Alabama, alleging she was forced to remove her headscarf before taking a photo for her driver ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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