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'These people matter': Hollywood exec prepares for an entirely new role — in ministry

The incoming leader of Prison Fellowship, a Christian ministry that helps inmates find faith and learn life skills, believes that citizens simply "can't ignore 2.2 million incarcerated people in America."

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Here's the deep history behind 'In God We Trust'

It's been 60 years since the words "In God We Trust" were added to U.S. paper currency — a decision that has, in recent years, sparked intense controversy.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is it morally wrong to gamble and play the lottery?

An Alabama pastor is speaking out against his state's apparent openness to implementing a lottery system, claiming such a prospect would "target the poor" and offer up false hope to those desperately seeking financial gain.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The major role faith and religion will play at the 2016 Olympic Games

It's no secret that the Olympic Games bring together a diverse pool of people from different ethnicities and cultures — individuals who have divergent beliefs and lifestyles, particularly when it comes to the practice of faith and religion.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How religious commitment affects people's reactions to medical advancements

Highly religious Americans are more concerned than other U.S. adults about medical advancements designed to enhance human potential, according to a new Pew Research Center report on public understanding of biomedical technologies.

August 03, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Catholic leaders speak out as controversy continues over divorced, remarried church members

As Pope Francis prepares to present his recent document on family life to church leaders in Poland this week, debates over the impact and meaning of his writings continue.

August 02, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Is this TV show a 'game changer for people with Down syndrome'?

The mother of a young man with Down syndrome who stars on A&E's "Born This Way" believes that the TV show — which offers a lens into what it's like to live with the genetic disorder — is a "game-changer" for people with disabilities.

August 02, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Country star Hillary Scott says new album was obedience to God

Hillary Scott is the seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer of the country music trio Lady Antebellum, but on Friday she will release her first Christian album.

August 02, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


School district banned band from performing iconic hymn 'Amazing Grace' — until parents got involved

An Alabama school district reversed course and overturned a short-lived ban on a public high school band's performance of "Amazing Grace" — a move that came following an outcry from frustrated parents.

August 02, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


St. Philip's calls new pastor

The congregation of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Hinesville, has called the Rev. Denise Ronn, Ph.D., to serve as priest.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Is Bernie Sanders an atheist?

Questions about Bernie Sanders' faith have emerged throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, but the leak of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails instantly brought the issue back to the forefront.

August 01, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How to climb out of the ranks of the underemployed

Jose Rodriguez was among the millions of Americans swept up in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. The machinery mechanic lost his job of 12 years when the company he worked for went out of business.

August 01, 2016 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


Democrats and Republicans double-down on abortion, but where do Americans stand?

With both major political parties taking firmer positions on abortion this election cycle, a new poll is offering insight into where Americans stand on the issue.

July 31, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The 'unusual' thing about the Democratic Party platform

The 2016 Democratic Party platform seeks to expand abortion rights, staunchly defends Israel and takes a firm stance against Republican candidate Donald Trump, mentioning his name 32 times throughout the 51-page document.

July 31, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The importance of prayer

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."

July 30, 2016 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


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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


Former Miss America reveals struggle with anorexia — and the moment that changed everything

Kirsten Haglund was only 19 years old when she went from "a relative unknown to one of the most recognizable faces in the country in ...

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Catholic bishops and Muslim leaders unite to decry terror, extremism and weapons of mass destruction

U.S. Catholic bishops and Shia Muslim leaders from Iran recently found common ground, taking a cohesive stand against terrorism, religious extremism and weapons of ...

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This is what heaven actually looks like (according to people who have been there)

Whether heaven is real or not is something people will challenge until the end of time. There is nothing I could say that could really ...

September 05, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith


Christian leader arrested under Russia's controversial law cracking down on evangelism, report says

A Christian leader has reportedly been arrested in Russia under the country's controversial law curtailing evangelism, which took effect July 20.

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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