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As High Holy Days near, some synagogues abandon 'pay-to-pray' tradition

Since the 1950s, the end of summer has signaled two things for American Jews: The advent of a worship period known as the High Holy Days, and making certain one has a reserved seat to worship during the most sacred period of the faith's annual calendar.

September 16, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Digital Seekers: Spiritual leaders see growth opportunity among tech's stressed workforce

Three years ago, Adam Smallcombe moved his wife and young children from their home just north of Sydney, Australia, 7,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean to a place they'd never been into a culture they didn't know.

September 16, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Your iPhone is about to get some new religious emojis

Brace yourself. New religious emojis are coming.

September 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


God can redeem any soul who seeks atonement

Today's text is from Leviticus 23:24-25 (MSG): "God said to Moses, 'Tell the people of Israel, on the first day of the seventh month, set aside a day of rest, a sacred assembly - mark it with loud blasts on the ram's horn. Don't do any ordinary work. Offer a fire-gift to God.'"

September 15, 2015 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Church celebrations planned

The Miracles of God Ministry Church of Christ Holiness unto the Lord Evangelistic Church will celebrate the founder and overseer's 13th appreciation service at 6 p.m. Saturday at 401 Smith and Cox Road NE in Ludowici.

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith


8 things to know about this year's Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the two-day Jewish New Year celebration, began Sunday. From the foods to the sounds to the tweets, the festival's messages provide Jews worldwide a chance to reflect and plan for future endeavors, according to BBC.

September 15, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Pastors in 35 states to get sabbaticals via foundation grants

Pastors in 35 states will be able to take some time off for study, reflection and personal renewal thanks to grants from an Indiana-based foundation.

September 14, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Everybody wants to meet Pope Francis on his U.S. trip, but few will get one-on-one time

Stephen Colbert, who away from the television cameras is a dedicated Roman Catholic who teaches Sunday School in his suburban New Jersey parish, wants to meet Pope Francis when the pontiff visits the United States later this month. He really, really wants to meet the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, media reports indicate.

September 14, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


New Buddhist fraternity and sorority to bring compassion and kindness to college campus

For founders of the first Buddhist Greek organization on a U.S. college campus, striving to show compassion proves more important than starting controversy.

September 14, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Don't neglect the most important thing

In just a couple of weeks, summer once again is going to come to a close, and fall is upon us.

September 12, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Headhunters help churches find pastors, staff

Garry Clemmer didn't want to go through the hassle again. Five years after an internal search to find a lead pastor for Ecclesia Hollywood, a non-denominational Christian church meeting in a purple-hued edifice visible from Santa Monica Boulevard, the group still needed to find a permanent replacement.

September 12, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Accept that everyone is a sinner

Friday marks 14 years since that fateful day.

September 11, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


When push comes to shove, Americans prefer religious liberty over LGBT rights, poll shows

If push came to shove, American voters would support religious liberty over LGBT rights, according to a new poll from Caddell Associates cited by The Washington Examiner.

September 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


God gives man light; will we ever use it?

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path ... The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." - Psalm 119:105,130

September 10, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Annulment changes give Catholics hope, but some have doubts

Changes in the way the Roman Catholic Church grants annulments — announced Monday in two documents issued "motu proprio," or on the Pope's initiative — may yield unintended consequences for the 1.2-billion-member religion, observers say.

September 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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Two new coffee studies spark questions: Here's what you need to know

Two studies published by the Annals of Internal Medicine this week suggest that coffee consumption has been “associated with reduced risk for death.”

July 15, 2017 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Finding forgiveness is easy with God

Well, hello there. Did you miss me? I was on vacation last week.

July 14, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Trust in God, not man part 2

Last week we studied how man will be judged by God's word, therefore one has to determine what he or she is going to ...

July 13, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Support for churches holds steady, but partisan divides persist

Six in 10 Americans (59 percent) say churches and religious organizations have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country, but ...

July 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


How faith groups help expose the 'hidden figure of crime'

Bomb threats have been known to empty entire office buildings, shut down schools or bring dozens of police officers to a scene. But in some ...

July 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Unplugging and plugging in

I was slow to the smartphone party. My phone had always been for conversation and an occasional text. Then I got my first iPhone, and ...

July 12, 2017 | Brooke Romney Deseret News | Faith


A baby dies in the delivery room, ten months later the same doctor breaks down crying when he witnes

A hug expresses feelings that can’t be said out loud. This photo of a hug between a doctor and new dad went viral because ...

July 12, 2017 | Fernanda Gonzalez Casafús FamilyShare | Faith


New startup challenge combines a Silicon Valley mindset with Catholic social teachings

Pope Francis has a notable new ally in his efforts to protect the environment: a team of investors mixing a Silicon Valley mindset with concern ...

July 08, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


The rise (and fall?) of religious liberty

This week, as we celebrate our independence and liberties, it’s worth reflecting on one of the fundamental questions of freedom facing our country — contemporary ...

July 08, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Moments in nature

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

July 08, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Helping those who are in need

At the time of this writing, I am in Costa Rica.

July 07, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Trust in God, not man part 1

It is by the word of God that man will be judged.

July 06, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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