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GALLERY: Event helps Bhutanese community preserve its heritage

KSL.com  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 7:06pm

Bhutanese community in Utah members attend a seven-day cultural and religious program Shrimaad Bhagawat Gyan Mahayagya at the Sri Krishna Temple in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.

Special Olympics: Largest service project in LDS Church's history

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:47pm

Over 10,000 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are participating in the biggest service project in the Church's history: helping out at this year's Special Olympics. They join people of many faiths and community organizations to welcome and provide for the athletes in the largest sporting event in the world this year.

Bhutanese community to hold first traditional event in Utah

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:03pm

In an effort to pass their values and traditions on to a younger generation, the local Bhutanese community will host a week-long religious event beginning this weekend.

Indiana convention's CEO calls for broader LGBT protections

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:23pm

The CEO of a massive gamers' convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a divisive religious objections law said Thursday that organizers are "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays and lesbians.

Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:22pm

Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home.

IRS to Sen. Mike Lee: We won't target churches over gay marriage

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:31pm

The IRS promised not to strip religious institutions of their tax-exempt status based on their belief in traditional marriage under questioning from Sen. Mike Lee in a Senate committee hearing.

The Latest: Police: Hate crime not ruled out over MLK flags

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:01am

The latest on the investigation into Confederate flags found at the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta:

50-year-old Idaho monastery attracts youth, not commitment

Tetona Dunlap-News, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:21pm

After a spoonful of beef barley soup, Taylor Schilly tilted her head and asked a question that was nearly swallowed up by conversations from nearby tables.

Police say explosions could have injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:31pm

A police spokesman in Las Cruces, New Mexico, says explosions yesterday outside two churches "had the potential" to cause serious injury.

Ethiopia jails 18 Muslims over alleged terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:21pm

A court in Ethiopia has handed jail terms ranging from seven to 22 years against 18 Muslims who were convicted on terror charges, including allegedly attempting to establish a religious government.

'Roving rabbis' spread across Montana on kosher mission

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 1:31pm

Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung faithful how to keep kosher in Big Sky Country.

Russian Orthodox Church pushes for control over St. Isaac's

Irina Titova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 12:52pm

The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:21am

A descendant of early Mormon church leader Brigham Young has bought the central New York home where his ancestor lived two decades before leading the Mormon migration to Utah. The Citizen of Auburn reports retired federal prosecutor Richard Lambert purchased the dilapidated two-room home for $30,000. Lambert is vice chairman of the Salt Lake City-based Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. He plans to restore the house next summer.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:11am

A descendant of early Mormon church leader Brigham Young has bought the central New York home where his ancestor lived two decades before leading the Mormon migration to Utah. The Citizen of Auburn reports retired federal prosecutor Richard Lambert purchased the dilapidated two-room home for $30,000. Lambert is vice chairman of the Salt Lake City-based Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. He plans to restore the house next summer.

Mormon official buys New York home where Brigham Young lived

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:00am

A descendant of early Mormon church leader Brigham Young has bought the central New York home where his ancestor lived two decades before leading the Mormon migration to Utah.

Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:50am

Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday.

Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:11pm

Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.

Man attacks Jerusalem gay pride parade, weeks after release from prison for similar attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:42pm

Police in Jerusalem say the man who stabbed six people during an annual gay pride parade today was the same man who had stabbed several people at the parade a decade ago. They say the anti-gay extremist (Yishai Schlissel) had just been released from prison three weeks ago after serving time for that attack.

Confederate flags placed near MLK center in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:01am

Federal authorities and police are investigating after Confederate battle flags were found around the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.