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The long — and surprising — history behind the IRS ban on churches endorsing political candidates

Among the many policy positions embedded in the 2016 Republican Party Platform is a call to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a controversial Internal Revenue Service regulation that has come under fire from churches and religious freedom advocates in recent years.

July 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


5 diverse appeals to God that were just made during the Republican National Convention

As critics continue to warn that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump might face roadblocks when it comes to courting minority faiths, there's something quite interesting unfolding at the Republican National Convention last week.

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Ex-police detective reveals the key fact many are missing amid ongoing terror attacks and violence

From the Orlando, Florida, terror attack to the deadly assault on police officers in Dallas, the nation continues to be rocked by an ongoing series of deadly violence.

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Did the Republican Party just adopt the 'most pro-life platform ever'?

The Republican Party officially adopted the "most pro-life platform ever" last week, according to at least two conservative organizations that commented on the newly released document detailing the GOP's 2016 guiding principles.

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Power to change starts from within

The Apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation."

July 25, 2016 | By Pastor Debra 'Dee' Dyer Columnist | Faith


Here's how the Vatican's mobile medical unit is helping the poor in Rome

The Vatican continues its efforts to help the poor and downtrodden through the donation of a mobile medical unit that is now traveling around Rome to offer free health care to people in need.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Site that some biblical scholars say is the Garden of Eden just became a world heritage site

An oasis in the middle of the Iraqi desert that some biblical scholars believe is the site of — or at least the inspiration for — the Garden of Eden as described in Genesis has officially been classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Trump sparks activists' quest to register 1 million Muslims to vote. Here are the details

Muslim Americans make up around 1 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for about 3.3 million people. But despite constituting such a small sliver of the populace, Muslim advocates are looking to increase their electoral influence.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


See how this forgotten Holocaust history is being given new life

Some Jewish historians' personal stories of Holocaust plights and survival had reportedly fell into obscurity due to a language barrier, but they are now seeing new light after one man embarked on a journey to preserve and highlight the texts.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


End-times author of 'Left Behind' breaks down prophesy — and fiction

A popular author who helped invigorate pop culture interest in Christian eschatology with the release of the first book in the "Left Behind" series 21 years ago is surprised by the novel's monumental impact.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Learn to be thankful in everything

I am sitting in my office writing this after having witnessed several hours of steady rain. I originally had plans outside that were disrupted by these showers.

July 23, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Orthodox Jewish beatboxers compete on 'America's Got Talent'

Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Joshua Shlomo Mendel Leviton confused judges and audiences members when they first walked out onto the "America's Got Talent" stage. Wearing yarmulkes and other traditional Orthodox Jewish garb, they didn't look like the typical performer.

July 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pastor launches 'Doubters Club' to challenge atheists, skeptics and others with biblical debate

A Colorado pastor has launched a "Doubters Club" — a gathering that includes atheists, agnostics and those who are spiritually uncertain.

July 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Will this key line in Melania Trump's GOP Convention speech help put minority faiths at ease?

Melania Trump's highly anticipated speech before the Republican National Convention Monday night attracted both accolades and scrutiny, especially after charges of plagiarism emerged.

July 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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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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