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Interfaith groups working to promote global harmony

Heightened tensions between religious groups across the globe make it hard to imagine a time of peace between followers of different religions — let alone that religion can foster that peace.

June 02, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Stay the course with the Lord

"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of this world knew, for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

June 02, 2015 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes | Faith


6 life lessons from a pretzel

Friends and family are familiar with the fact that I like to use food to explain things (My former roommates are still confused at the relationship between switching yogurt brands and my English classes). But life lessons related to food have taught me some profound truths, even though they may be based on my current eating habits. Recently, I started thinking about some changes that had occured in my life. I started munching on a nearby bag of pretzels when it all came together. I paused, pretzel in hand. Suddenly a list of seven life lessons I had learned throughout ...

June 01, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: Who's feeling The Pressure?

It’s the seventh game of an NBA playoff series.

June 01, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


With Jesus, there's always room for all

Recently, I was at an outside basketball court where quite a few kids had gathered to shoot around. They decided to play a game using 10 players - five on one team against five on the other.

May 30, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Women-only mosques filling need for Muslim women in Western world

During a typical Friday prayer at mosques around the world, men and women file into their place of worship together. But once inside, they separate: The men go into the main room with the imam, and women are either placed behind the men with a divider between the two genders, or in separate rooms with speakers.

May 30, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Catholic Church responds to Ireland gay marriage vote, contemplates future

Roman Catholic bishops are voicing concern about how Ireland's gay marriage referendum will affect the stability of the family and society.

May 30, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Senate adds religious freedom amendment to new trade pact

The U.S. Senate last week unanimously passed an amendment calling on the government to weigh a nation's religious freedom picture when conducting trade deals.

May 30, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Wait on the Lord in the race of life

I have mentioned this before in this space, but I have a deep desire to "finish well" in whatever I do. Last month, I attended a "pre-retirement" seminar sponsored by our state Baptist convention. My retirement is not just around the corner, but this was advertised as an important event for all pastors "over the age of 50."

May 29, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Ex-Marine fighting court martial over displaying Bible verse at work

A Marine, given a bad conduct discharge for refusing to remove a Bible verse she displayed at her desk, is fighting the dismissal on religious freedom grounds.

May 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Three parts of the Gospel of Christ

What is the Gospel?

May 28, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Notre Dame case raises question of who decides if a law restricts religious practice

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ruled that a privately held corporation can, on religious grounds, refuse to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees, the issue of religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's mandates may again be headed for the nation's top court.

May 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


James shares wisdom on gathering things, wealth

A man was a regular diner at a restaurant, and the owner always did his best to please him. One day, the diner complained that he received only one piece of bread with his meal, so the waiter promptly brought him four slices.

May 26, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.

May 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Can we change God's word to fit today?

In our world today, many say that the way moral issues are looked at must change.

August 13, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Want to see Pope Francis in your home? For $160, an official cutout can be yours

In keeping with previous papal visits, Pope Francis' U.S. visit in September has spurred a mad dash among souvenir sellers. For $160, you can ...

August 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Catholics, unaffiliated are big in cities, survey reveals, showing changing faith landscape

In America's largest metropolitan markets people are more likely to be either Roman Catholic or religiously unaffiliated than to hold any other faith tradition ...

August 11, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Seattle wants to help Muslims buy homes

Seattle is taking strides to make homeownership possible for more Muslim families.

August 11, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Savoring the feeling of feeling nothing

I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit ...

August 10, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis calls for 'open doors' for divorced, remarried Catholics, but communion remains unsettl

Offering a word of encouragement to Roman Catholics who have divorced and remarried without church approval, Pope Francis may urge compassion, though his words are ...

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


Making your influence count now

As I was driving down the road the other day, I looked over and saw a sign dedicating a highway for someone. I have driven ...

August 08, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God wants us to change for the better

I am writing this column on the first day of school here in Bryan County. By the time you read it, they will have almost ...

August 07, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


U.S. churches split over divestment from Israel

The leadership of three major U.S. churches took on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last week, voting on resolutions to support the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and ...

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Bosnian Muslim-Christian relations improve 20 years after Srebrenica massacre

Twenty years ago Saturday, Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic was reassuring Muslim Bosnian civilians their lives would be protected by handing out candy while ...

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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