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Neo-Nazi's burial in Jewish gravesite causes stir in Germany

Neo-Nazi's burial in Jewish gravesite causes stir in Germany

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 6:55 a.m.

The burial of a Holocaust denier in the gravesite of a Jewish music professor has caused an uproar in Germany.
Veteran says painting missionaries who have died helped save his own life

Veteran says painting missionaries who have died helped save his own life

Dan Rascon and Madison Swenson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 10:33 a.m.

A Utah portrait artist has captured the image of 125 missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who died while serving. He says this effort saved his own life.
Rexburg homeowners honored to have their property become site for new temple

Rexburg homeowners honored to have their property become site for new temple

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 11:00 a.m.

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were surprised over the weekend to hear about the announcement of a second temple to be built in Rexburg, Idaho.
Do faith groups love Facebook? It's complicated

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Do faith groups love Facebook? It's complicated

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 2:45 p.m.

Concerns over privacy, hate speech and misinformation have led many, including some churches, to leave Facebook behind
Red Cliffs Utah Temple takes shape as construction continues

Red Cliffs Utah Temple takes shape as construction continues

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 8:32 a.m.

Nearly a year after ground was broken for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple in Washington Fields, the incoming Latter-day Saint temple has taken shape as a skeleton of steel and concrete has gradually risen from land once used for growing crops.
French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 9:46 a.m.

An estimated 330,000 children were victims of sex abuse within France's Catholic Church over the past 70 years, according to a report released Tuesday that represents the country's first major accounting of the worldwide phenomenon.
St. Vincent's Kitchen Academy combats homelessness in Utah through culinary skills

St. Vincent's Kitchen Academy combats homelessness in Utah through culinary skills

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 4 - 8:57 p.m.

Instead of "out of the fire and into the frying pan," Catholic Community Services has opted for "off the streets and into the kitchen" with its St. Vincent's Kitchen Academy program.
Renovating a pioneer temple: Inside the process of updating the Salt Lake Temple

Renovating a pioneer temple: Inside the process of updating the Salt Lake Temple

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Oct. 4 - 7:05 a.m.

The renovation of the Salt Lake Temple is now in its 22nd month. And this incredibly huge project is moving along in every way toward connecting the past with the present and with the future.
13 new temple locations announced by President Nelson as conference closes

13 new temple locations announced by President Nelson as conference closes

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 9:54 p.m.

Plans to build 13 new temples were announced by President Russell M. Nelson on Sunday at the end of the 191st Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Renovation of the Provo Utah Temple was also announced.
General conference special: Blind faith

General conference special: Blind faith

Mike Headrick, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 8:37 p.m.

One of the key defense pieces of the Cache Valley Kraken water polo team is their senior goalie Benjamin Lehnig. He's 6-foot-3, with a wingspan nearly as long. Benjamin is good, treading water almost half his life.
General conference special: All in

General conference special: All in

Candice Madsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 5:24 p.m.

What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days? The answers might surprise you.
Sunday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Sunday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Oct. 3 - 4:07 p.m.

KSL.com is also providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the October 2021 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
General conference special: A great work: the power in us

General conference special: A great work: the power in us

Angie Denison, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 1:25 p.m.

The prophet for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called upon the youth of the church to lay the foundation of a great work. Hear stories of several youths who are having a powerful influence on those around them as they develop their talents and help their families succeed.
General conference special: Sacred images

General conference special: Sacred images

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 12:45 p.m.

During the pandemic, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints requested a new vision for the foyers or entryways of church meetinghouses — the art to reflect a deeper reverence for the Lord Jesus Christ. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the church's art collection and how copies of those works are made and sent worldwide.
Sunday morning session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Sunday morning session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Oct. 3 - 11:56 a.m.

KSL.com is providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the October 2021 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Abortion, guns, religion top a big Supreme Court term

Abortion, guns, religion top a big Supreme Court term

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 9:15 a.m.

The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion.
Saturday night session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Saturday night session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Oct. 2 - 8:13 p.m.

KSL.com is providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the October 2021 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
General conference special: Inside church headquarters

General conference special: Inside church headquarters

Sarah Jane Weaver, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 7:05 p.m.

A look at the inner workings at church headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Attend an executive council meeting with apostles and other leaders to hear what happens during these important gatherings, and go inside other committee meetings to gain a better understanding of how things work.
Saturday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Saturday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Oct. 2 - 4:07 p.m.

KSL.com is providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the October 2021 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
General conference special: A shift of heart

General conference special: A shift of heart

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 4:06 p.m.

If you own a T-shirt with a design on it, you have Ed "Big Daddy" Roth to thank for it. He was in Southern California in the early hot rod days, doing custom graphics and pin striping. Missionaries converted Roth to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints later in life, and he moved to Manti because it was quiet and had a temple.
Saturday morning session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Saturday morning session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Oct. 2 - 12:34 p.m.

KSL.com is providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the October 2021 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
General conference special: Redeemed: The Sione Havili Story

General conference special: Redeemed: The Sione Havili Story

Angie Denison, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 12:15 p.m.

In the cool fall air, gunshots pierce the night. Two Tongan gangs fight for turf. Sione Havili didn't disclose his involvement and went to served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was returned home, and what happened afterward is a story of redemption.
General conference special: History of the Saints

General conference special: History of the Saints

Angie Denison, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 9:30 a.m.

Joseph Smith has been declared a prophet of God for nearly two centuries. Millions on both sides of the veil know Brother Joseph by the witness of the Spirit and the fruit of his work. Those who knew him best, loved him most. This History of the Saints presentation is their testimony. 
Church of Jesus Christ launches new digital features for October 2021 general conference

Church of Jesus Christ launches new digital features for October 2021 general conference

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 12:47 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is using digital innovations to make the October 2021 general conference more accessible to viewers.
At BYU, Martin Luther King III echoes Latter-day Saint themes of charity, service and God's family

At BYU, Martin Luther King III echoes Latter-day Saint themes of charity, service and God's family

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 8:28 p.m.

Martin Luther King III challenged Brigham Young University students Tuesday to rise up and become citizens of the beloved community envisioned by his father.
What would it mean for religious freedom if Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade?

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What would it mean for religious freedom if Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade?

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 11:31 a.m.

Dozens of faith-related groups filed briefs this summer aimed at shaping the Supreme Court's approach to a major abortion case scheduled for later this year.
Boy Scouts' bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners

Boy Scouts' bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 9:27 p.m.

Amid the Boy Scouts of America's complex bankruptcy case, there is worsening friction between the BSA and the major religious groups that help it run thousands of Scout units. At issue: the churches' fears that an eventual settlement — while protecting the BSA from future sex-abuse lawsuits — could leave many churches unprotected.
Youth leader arrested in Tooele sex abuse case

Youth leader arrested in Tooele sex abuse case

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 1:27 p.m.

A man described by police as a youth leader at a church in Tooele County has been arrested and accused of abusing a teenager.
As COVID-19 surges, First Presidency asks for masks in temples, urges vaccination

As COVID-19 surges, First Presidency asks for masks in temples, urges vaccination

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 9:22 a.m.

Masks will be required in temples because of the resurgence of COVID-19, according to a letter released Wednesday by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Church of Jesus Christ finishes digitizing billions of historical family records

Church of Jesus Christ finishes digitizing billions of historical family records

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 6:06 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that it has reached a milestone 83 years in the making: the completion of its microfilm digitization initiative, making billions of historical family records available to the public.
Coach Kim: How to get along when family members have different religious beliefs

Coach Kim: How to get along when family members have different religious beliefs

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 8:05 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim addresses how differences in beliefs can create fear and judgment and how to move past that into love.
Many faith leaders say no to endorsing vaccine exemptions

Many faith leaders say no to endorsing vaccine exemptions

Peter Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 8:01 p.m.

As significant numbers of Americans seek religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccine mandates, many faith leaders are saying: Not with our endorsement.
Former bishop accused of abusing teen at girls camp

Former bishop accused of abusing teen at girls camp

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 6:32 p.m.

A charge of forcible sexual abuse has been filed against a former Latter-day Saint bishop after a 15-year-old girl told police he inappropriately touched her during a girls camp in June.
As COVID-19 vaccine mandates rise, religious exemptions grow

As COVID-19 vaccine mandates rise, religious exemptions grow

Colleen Long and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 2:18 p.m.

Religious objections, once used sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming much more widely used against the COVID-19 shot.
President Nelson is the first Latter-day Saint senior leader to launch a Spanish-only social media account

President Nelson is the first Latter-day Saint senior leader to launch a Spanish-only social media account

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 2:58 p.m.

President Nelson opened his new account in timing with the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month. His objective is to better reach Spanish-speaking members and friends worldwide.
Judge tosses out James Huntsman's lawsuit seeking return of tithing

Judge tosses out James Huntsman's lawsuit seeking return of tithing

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 9:07 p.m.

A federal judge in California has dismissed a lawsuit from a film executive with strong ties to Utah, James Huntsman, who sought the return of more than $5 million in tithing he'd given to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over more than 20 years.
New SLC Catholic middle school academy dedicated Monday

New SLC Catholic middle school academy dedicated Monday

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 9:37 p.m.

A new middle school in Salt Lake City is being called the most significant development in Catholic education in Utah since the opening of San Juan Diego Catholic High School 20 years ago.
Coach Kim: People who practice religion differently than you

Coach Kim: People who practice religion differently than you

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 7:29 p.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares six personality types specific to faith and how we practice spirituality so we can better understand others and ourselves.
Thousands of Utahns join in service to mark 9/11 anniversary

Thousands of Utahns join in service to mark 9/11 anniversary

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 11 - 4:45 p.m.

Thousands of Utahns participated in various service projects throughout the state to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by participating in a Day of Service.
Elder Dean M. Davies of the Seventy dies of cancer, at 69

Elder Dean M. Davies of the Seventy dies of cancer, at 69

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 1 - 3:04 p.m.

Elder Dean M. Davies, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday in North Salt Lake after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.
Man charged in 3 St. George church fires claimed 'righteous anger,' police say

Man charged in 3 St. George church fires claimed 'righteous anger,' police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 1 - 10:44 a.m.

A St. George man arrested for allegedly starting fires at three meetinghouses of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints claimed he was a type of deity, according to police.
A Latter-day Saint behind enemy lines: The untold story of the man who spied on East Germany

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A Latter-day Saint behind enemy lines: The untold story of the man who spied on East Germany

Heather Moore, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 11:58 a.m.

When Bob Inama agreed to be interviewed for a book about his experiences in East Germany, his family finally learned the entirety of a story of being an American spy, and then a prisoner of war that he'd kept silent for 60 years.
Bronson Kaufusi's NFL preseason finale included baptizing Packers teammate

Bronson Kaufusi's NFL preseason finale included baptizing Packers teammate

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 30 - 3:57 p.m.

Twenty-six snaps on offense, five more on special teams, and a baptism. Former BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi may have just had the most unique preseason finale with the Packers in NFL history.
US forces keep up Kabul airlift under threat of more attacks

US forces keep up Kabul airlift under threat of more attacks

Sayed Ziarmal Hashemi, Tameem Akhgar, Kathy Gannon and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 27 - 2:48 p.m.

American forces working under heightened security and the threat of another terror attack pressed ahead with the evacuation from Kabul's airport Friday, the day after a suicide bombing at the gates wrote a devastating final chapter to the nearly 20-year war in Afghanistan.
Meet the new presidency of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Meet the new presidency of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 27 - 11:45 a.m.

Two experienced leaders have been named to serve as counselors to the new president of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
'A real honor': Salt Lake City to rename section of street after longtime reverend

'A real honor': Salt Lake City to rename section of street after longtime reverend

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 26 - 9:09 a.m.

A section of Harvard Avenue that crosses Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City is being renamed to honor a community leader and the church's longtime reverend who retired in 2019 after 46 years in that role.
LDS Charities gives aid to Afghan refugees arriving in Qatar

LDS Charities gives aid to Afghan refugees arriving in Qatar

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 24 - 6:22 p.m.

Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is providing much-needed aid and supplies for thousands of Afghan refugees escaping the turmoil of Kabul and arriving in Qatar, church officials said Tuesday.
Elder Holland: BYU must stand 'committed to its unique academic mission and to the church that sponsors it'

Elder Holland: BYU must stand 'committed to its unique academic mission and to the church that sponsors it'

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Updated Aug. 23 - 2:47 p.m.

The new vice president-level position will join Worthen's Cabinet, the President's Council, and oversee a new Office of Belonging.
BYU will require masks in classes, most other spaces to start fall semester

BYU will require masks in classes, most other spaces to start fall semester

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 20 - 2:38 p.m.

To begin the fall 2021 semester, the flagship institution of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will require face coverings to be worn in classrooms, in any indoor space where physical distancing can't be maintained, and in "other areas where directed," the university announced Friday afternoon.
Church's First Presidency urges vaccinations, calls them 'safe and effective'

Church's First Presidency urges vaccinations, calls them 'safe and effective'

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 12:22 p.m.

COVID vaccines are safe, effective and provide protection against severe infections, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Thursday.
Utah Jehovah's Witnesses baptized in backyards during 2nd virtual convention

Utah Jehovah's Witnesses baptized in backyards during 2nd virtual convention

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 6:15 p.m.

Thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses throughout Utah are attending their second virtual global convention from home, joining with 15 million to 20 million people in 240 countries.
Some praise, some doubts as Facebook rolls out a prayer tool

Some praise, some doubts as Facebook rolls out a prayer tool

Holly Meyer and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 8:39 p.m.

Facebook already asks for your thoughts. Now it wants your prayers.
Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt named president of Tabernacle Choir

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt named president of Tabernacle Choir

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 6 - 11:34 a.m.

Mike Leavitt is moving from the halls of government and business to the acoustics-friendly halls of the Conference Center and Tabernacle in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Welcome refugees, avoid politics at church, Latter-day Saint handbook update says

Welcome refugees, avoid politics at church, Latter-day Saint handbook update says

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 12:08 p.m.

Latter-day Saints should welcome refugees to their communities and keep church settings free of politics, according to the latest updates to the church's handbook of policies and instructions.
Customs and Border Protection struggles with suicide. How chaplains help

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Customs and Border Protection struggles with suicide. How chaplains help

Mya Jaradat, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 2 - 10:43 a.m.

The Border Patrol chaplaincy program emerged in the late 1990s after the agency experienced an unprecedented number of line-of-duty deaths. It remains a critical service for an agency that has the highest rate of suicide in law enforcement.
Where do major US religions stand on the COVID-19 vaccination?

Where do major US religions stand on the COVID-19 vaccination?

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted July 31 - 3:27 p.m.

Some religious leaders have cited their faith as a reason to promote vaccination; others have cited their faith as a reason to discourage vaccination.
Episcopal Diocese of Utah still searching for a new bishop

Episcopal Diocese of Utah still searching for a new bishop

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 5:15 p.m.

The Episcopal Diocese of Utah is searching for a new bishop to replace the 11th and current bishop, Rev. Scott B. Hayashi.
The Tabernacle Choir announces special commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11

The Tabernacle Choir announces special commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 12:52 p.m.

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will broadcast a special program commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday. Award-winning journalist Jane Clayson Johnson will narrate the 30-minute special.
Hobby Lobby ordered to forfeit ancient artifact bought for $1.6 million in 2014

Hobby Lobby ordered to forfeit ancient artifact bought for $1.6 million in 2014

Paul Leblanc, CNN  |  Posted July 29 - 3:37 p.m.

A New York federal court has ordered US craft store Hobby Lobby to forfeit an ancient artifact purchased at a 2014 auction that "originated in the area of modern-day Iraq and entered the United States contrary to federal law," the Justice Department announced Tuesday.