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U.S. Civil Rights Commission chairman says religious freedoms 'stand for nothing except hypocrisy'

The nation's top agency tasked with monitoring, enhancing and making recommendations on civil rights policies released a controversial new report on Thursday proclaiming that religious exemptions can hamper citizens' civil rights.

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Economic impact of religion: New report says it's worth more than Google, Apple and Amazon combined

If U.S. religion was its own country, it would be the 15th largest economy in the world, according to a new study that presents faith in financial terms.

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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

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Trump once gave Romney debate's what happened four years later

During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump had to answer why he changed his longstanding allegation that President Barack Obama had been born in Kenya ...

October 04, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

A Christian and a Muslim just produced a new version of the Quran — with a twist

A Christian and a Muslim have come together to produce a unique version of the Quran — a full-text English edition of the holy book, but ...

October 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Pew survey finds no middle ground in religious freedom debates

There's little middle ground in religious liberty debates over whether wedding-related businesses must serve same-sex couples and how transgender people should choose a public ...

October 04, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Victory to those with faith

In our world today, we see much turmoil and distress that appears as if we have lost the fight of experiencing true love, peace and ...

October 03, 2016 | By Pastor Terrell Frazier Columnist | Faith

'I am Muslim. I am NYC.': City launches plan to combat anti-Muslim discrimination and Islamophobia

"I am Muslim. I am NYC."

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Archaeologists unlock secrets of ancient Israeli scroll, discover biblical text

Archaeologists faced a major dilemma after digging up a tiny scroll in 1970 while excavating an ancient Israeli synagogue: they couldn't open it.

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

A black and a white church are poised to serve as a major symbol of unity amid chaos in North Caroli

Amid intense protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the death of Keith Lamont Scott — an African-American man who was shot and killed by police — a ...

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Ex-NFL player's life mission dramatically changed after meeting this wounded veteran

After retiring from the NFL in 2012, David Vobora launched a successful gym where he trained Olympians and other elite athletes — until a chance encounter ...

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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