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Will Pentagon permanently lift its ban on beards worn for religious reasons?

A Sikh Army captain reported to work this week without a clean shave, thanks to a recently granted, although temporary, religious accommodation.

December 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


No easy fixes to improving labor market's weakest link

The 2008 recession pushed former restaurant cook Rusty Boehles out of the workforce. Since then, various opportunities cropped up as the economy recovered, but the pay was low relative to what he used to earn, or the hours were sparse. In his mid-30s, he currently works odd jobs and lives with a friend to get by.

December 16, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


9 simple ways to invite Christ into your Christmas

Christmas is a holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

December 16, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


Is your Christmas missing its 'Merry'?

Christmas is supposed to be a season of cheer, happiness, giving, magic and joy. The decorative lights, holiday concerts, neighbor gifts, aromas of baking and the excitement and thrill in children's eyes should be enough to fill you with holiday cheer.

December 16, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


1 in 4 American Muslim doctors feel discriminated against

This week has been filled with a number of different reports on anti-Muslim rhetoric, most of which have been spurred by presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who called for a shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.

December 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Peace on Earth is not assured

Christmas is probably the most celebrated holiday of the year. Billions of people set aside normal routines. For an entire month, our lives are transformed into decorating, parties, shopping, school programs, special services and more. It's interesting that the unassuming birth of one child transforms our lives like this.

December 15, 2015 | By Pastor Israel Aaron Cowart Columnist | Faith


5 shockingly insightful things One Direction has taught us

The British boy band One Direction has taken the world by storm since it burst onto the scene in 2010.

December 14, 2015 | Maureen "Mo" Elinzano FamilyShare | Faith


Indications of Christmas all around us

When Jesus met with his disciples before he ascended into heaven, he told them that he was going to give his life so they could be saved. He served them bread and wine and said that these two items would remind them of his body and blood - his body that would be crucified and his blood that would be spilt as a sacrifice for their sins.

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


Prepare to worship God

Do you remember your first date? How about the first date with that very special one? Perhaps those two are one in the same.

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


Help all the time, not just once a year

Once again, the holiday season has arrived. It seems that most everyone has a soft spot in their heart for their fellow man. There will be toy drives, food drives and clothing drives, all to help others. It is a great time of year. The care and love shown seems to make the world a better place - just for a few days. How great would it be if the attitude of a few weeks was seen all year long? If everyone would open their Bibles and truly follow the teachings in it, not just the verses they like, the world ...

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


Trump wants to ban Muslims from America, even though they helped build his empire

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" on Monday as a response to the attacks in both Paris and San Bernardino, California, by Islamic extremists in recent weeks, according to The Huffington Post.

December 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Why some Muslims are frustrated by Obama's calls for them to end extremism

As Muslim leaders speak out against terror and violence committed by individuals and groups claiming to share their faith, some American Muslims are expressing frustration at President Obama's call for Muslims to rid their communities of violent extremists.

December 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Is Facebook killing your faith?

Do you believe everything you see on Facebook? Why or why not? Aren’t you the one in control of what pages you like, groups you are a part of and what you post? Then why is it that so many people are finding it a struggle to hold onto their faith and beliefs while using social media?

December 09, 2015 | Seth Saunders FamilyShare | Faith


How your faith in God can help you avoid the holiday blues

You’ll probably have a blue Christmas … unless you’re religious.

December 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


How Hanukkah relates to religious freedom

Jews around the world gathered Sunday evening for the start of Hanukkah, an eight-day celebration of their faith and religious freedom.

December 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Music and the Spoken Word: 'The price of mortality'

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

November 05, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


The Light Divine in the life of Rumi

If you’ve never heard of a fellow named Rumi, be patient. You will.

November 05, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Acting on our convictions

Recently, I spoke on lessons to be learned from the life of Harriet Tubman. She was an American abolitionists, humanitarian and a scout and spy ...

November 04, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


To know the source of truth

Some 2,000 years ago Pilate, as Jesus stood trial before him, asked this most significant question: "What is truth?" Pilate was responding to Jesus ...

November 03, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Learning from the past: Part 2

Last week we began looking at some lessons from Jeremiah chapter six. Jeremiah's listeners suffered from the sin of covetousness, from the least to ...

November 02, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Video: Why rituals still matter, 500 years after the Reformation fought against them

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

November 01, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


What would Martin Luther think of today's rates of divorce and cohabitation?

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

October 31, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Q&A: Why church-state separation is good for churches

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

October 31, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


A digital 'Reformation': How the internet is impacting religious experience

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

October 31, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Faith leaders raise their voices in opposing rights of Christian baker in Supreme Court case

Major religious groups, as well as nearly 1,300 individual Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders, signed on to briefs filed Monday with the Supreme Court ...

October 31, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


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