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Where is compassion?

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

September 26, 2016 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith

New research explores the unpopularity of Muslims and atheists

Nearly half of Americans say atheists (40 percent) and Muslims (45.5 percent) contradict their vision of the United States, according to new research on perceptions of nonbelievers and other faith groups.

September 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Famous Christian singer worries about the impact of entertainment on youths — so he's taking action

Popular Christian singer Luke Smallbone believes that too many people today are being negatively affected by the entertainment they're consuming.

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Conservative activists launch petition against NCAA over transgender bathroom dispute

A conservative, pro-family organization is taking aim at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's decision to pull championship events out of North Carolina — a decision made in protest of the state's new transgender bathroom law.

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

CEO's father told her to fail

Have you ever considered telling your children to fail?

September 26, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Faith

Massachusetts government issues transgender guidance — and what it says about churches has some worr

Critics of a transgender rights bill signed into law by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker earlier this summer have launched full-swing into a repeal campaign to try to overturn the non-discrimination measure.

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Muslim teen is on a quest to create a hijab-themed emoji — here's her story

A Muslim teen has issued a passionate appeal to the organization that oversees the creation of emojis, proposing a number of symbols that represent her faith, including a man wearing a keffiyeh (headscarf) and a woman wearing a hijab.

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

4 responses to Tim Kaine's claims about Genesis 1, gay marriage and the Catholic Church

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine ignited a firestorm with his claim that he believes the Catholic Church will eventually abandon its current opposition to same-sex marriage.

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Has this pastor 'discovered the secret' to reaching millennials?

Some churches in the District of Columbia have uncovered the "secret" to reaching millennials — or so proclaims the headline of a recent Washington Post story.

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

The answer is at your fingertips

As human beings we are always wanting answers to a variety of life's questions. It's kind of like a slogan used several years ago by a tabloid paper which said, "Enquiring minds want to know."

September 24, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Listen to God

Recently I was sitting in a football stadium when my phone rang. Honestly, the only reason I knew that it rang was that I felt it vibrate. Answering the call was a challenge. I was out in the open and the sun was shining, so I could not read the screen. And at just the moment I swiped the screen to answer it, the home team threw a touchdown pass. The crowd roared its approval.

September 23, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

God's way leads to heaven

God's word teaches that a person can know what is right and what is wrong. When Jesus was on the earth, there were those who were following ways different from what God had commanded.

September 22, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

What an autistic boy typed on his iPad shocked his mother — and sparked questions about heaven

When Tahni Cullen saw what her 7-year-old son had typed on his iPad, she was absolutely stunned.

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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

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Articles by Section - 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

'American Idol' star reveals pornography addiction that nearly cost him his marriage

Jason Castro, the fourth-place finalist on the seventh season of "American Idol," recently revealed an "embarrassing" secret he's been hiding for some time: a ...

October 02, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Christian couple from “Fixer Upper” puts their heart in rebuilding Waco, Texas

Chip and Joanna Gaines have dedicated the last few years of their lives to renovating family homes in Waco, Texas.

October 02, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

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