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Americans would rather talk politics than religion if forced to commit a social faux pas

Many people prefer to avoid discussing their religious or political beliefs in polite company. But if forced to choose between the two topics, nearly 6 in 10 U.S. adults (59 percent) would feel more comfortable steering the conversation toward politics, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.

August 17, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Christian bookstore claims newspaper rejected its ad over this 'offensive' word

A Christian bookstore in Knoxville, Tennessee, is claiming a local newspaper initially declined to run its ad due to the store's inclusion of an "offensive" word.

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Church discussion on Muslims Sunday

If you're interested in current events, the Muslim world and Muslim interaction with Christians or Americans in general, you should be at South Newport Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.

August 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


4 ways to mend your broken heart

This world is full of many instances that can cause one's heart to completely break. The death of a loved one, a spiraling relationship, a major change in your day-to-day life, or a break-up. Whatever the cause of your heartbreak, it is real and it is truly one of the most painful sensations anyone can ever feel.

August 16, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


He's on a mission to bring the Bible to some of the most marginalized people around the globe

The Deaf Bible Society is working diligently in marginalized communities throughout the world to connect deaf people with Christian scripture, offering an app that features 20 different sign-language Bible editions, among other tools.

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis wades into transgender debate, laments 'annihilation of man as image of God'

Pope Francis has once again waded into the gender identity debate, proclaiming in a recent closed-door meeting with bishops from Poland that he opposes teaching children that "everyone can choose their gender."

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'After School Satan' club will target school districts with evangelical Christian programs

The Satanic Temple, a group of nonbelievers who push for the further separation of church and state, wants evangelical Christianity out of public schools. But since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Christian student groups in 2001, the Satanists want their place in schools, too.

August 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Bill Nye and Ken Ham face off over sin, morality and the 'basis for why people wear clothes'

Scientist Bill Nye and creationist leader Ken Ham recently debated a seemingly curious subject during Nye's much-publicized tour of Ham's new Noah's ark theme park: the "basis for why people wear clothes."

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Let God flip the script of your life

Many shows on television are scripted.

August 15, 2016 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Correspondent | Faith


This elderly woman with Down syndrome is defying the odds. Here's her story

A British woman with Down syndrome who just celebrated her 75th birthday is believed to be the oldest living female in the world to have the genetic disorder.

August 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Mosque battle heats up as feds sue Pennsylvania township over religious discrimination claim

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit last month against a local government in Pennsylvania, alleging that officials there violated federal law by refusing to grant a permit for the construction of a mosque.

August 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


4 in 10 recent churchgoers have heard about religious freedom from the pulpit

Religious liberty is one of the most common political issues being addressed in churches this election season, according to a new Pew Research Center report, with four in 10 U.S. adults who attended at least one or two worship services in the last few months saying they have heard clergy speak on the topic.

August 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How sites like GoFundMe affect faith communities

Crowdfunding — the use of sites like GoFundMe to raise money for medical procedures, community projects and other charitable events — is changing the way people donate. This trend could be bad news for faith communities.

August 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why so many doctors oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide

As states across the nation consider proposals to legalize doctor-assisted suicide, a longstanding but little known group of Christian medical professionals is doubling down in its opposition by taking proponents of the practice to court.

August 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Will Trump's Muslim ban extend to people of other faiths as well? Pence's latest comments spark ques

Has Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweaked his original Muslim immigration ban to now include people of other faiths as well?

August 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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Who people of faith plan to vote for in 2016

More white Protestants plan to vote for Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton, but the Republican presidential candidate fares poorly among Catholics and black Protestants, according ...

September 11, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pornography study yields shocking results about divorce — here's why some aren't buying it

A new study found watching pornography part way through one's marriage can potentially double the chances of divorce, with people who don't attend ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How did the Bible influence past presidents? New effort plans to reveal the answers

Ahead of the Museum of the Bible's highly anticipated opening in Washington, D.C., next year, the organization has announced the launch of a ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Lazy and disengaged? New study on volunteerism reveals stunning details about teens and churches

A new study casts some doubts on claims that today's teens are lazy and disengaged, with the Barna Group finding that the majority of ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The single word etched on this 9/11 memorial that is sparking controversy

Controversy is brewing in the town of Owego, New York, over some of the words etched on a new monument honoring lives lost during the ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'Science Guy' Bill Nye is set to get his own talk show — here's what we know

Bill Nye achieved national fame with his popular 1990s kids show "Bill Nye the Science Guy," though, today, he's often in the news for ...

September 08, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Atheists file lawsuit to force county to remove this symbol from its official government seal

Atheist activists are suing a Pennsylvania county to force the removal of a cross that is included in the design of the local government's ...

September 08, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How a black church and a white church that segregated 170 years ago are confronting the past

The scars of our nation's history are still painfully visible in Macon, Georgia, where two houses of worship — both named First Baptist Church — stand ...

September 08, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What was Saudi Arabia's role in the rise of ISIS?

Saudi Arabian leaders are "both the arsonists and the firefighters" in the global war on terror, according to a recent article from The New York ...

September 08, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Actor Mel Gibson responds to speculation about 'Passion' sequel during surprise appearance

Rumors have been swirling for months surrounding a potential sequel to Mel Gibson's mega-popular 2004 hit film, "The Passion of the Christ."

September 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Catholic university reportedly becomes first U.S. college ever to hire Hindu priest as chaplain

Georgetown University just became the first college in the U.S. to hire a Hindu priest as a full-time campus chaplain — an intriguing move for ...

September 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How to talk about faith with someone who's been skipping church

Heather Sears took a break from church during college. She wasn't bored or lazy; she was confused, and needed time away from Sunday services ...

September 07, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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


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