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What will it take for Mormon women and girls to be believed?

By Jana Riess — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — Mormon men seem no more prone to abuse than men of other faiths. The failure comes after abuse is reported.
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Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians unite in support for Apache fight to save Oak Flat

By Alejandra Molina — January 18, 2023
(RNS) — Congress approved the transfer of the land to Resolution Copper in 2014 in exchange for 6,000 acres elsewhere, but the Western Apache claim that the site has unique spiritual meaning.

6 ideas for Mormons studying the New Testament this year

By Jana Riess — January 5, 2023
(RNS) — From podcasts to YouTube channels to books, here’s my curated list of favorite (fun, even!) companions for studying the New Testament in 2023.

Congress’ new class has much higher percentage of Christians than American public

By Adelle M. Banks — January 3, 2023
(RNS) — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an independent from Arizona, remains the only member of the new Congress who uses the description of religiously unaffiliated.

At the signing of the marriage act, these two gay Christian men took the next step

By Yonat Shimron — December 30, 2022
(RNS) — Rod Snyder and Alex Orton are among thousands of LGBTQ Christians fighting for the acceptance they were denied by their families, churches and schools.

Top 10 Mormon news stories of 2022

By Jana Riess — December 30, 2022
(RNS) — From a Joseph Smith photograph to David Archuleta's decision to 'step away' from the church, it's been an eventful year.

Remembering faith leaders who died in 2022: preachers, writers and interpreters of faith

By Adelle M. Banks — December 28, 2022
(RNS) — In this year we lost people who were known for their political office but for whom religion played roles expectedly and unexpectedly.

The ‘thee’ and ‘thou’ of Mormon prayer

By Jana Riess — December 23, 2022
(RNS) — I want the language I use in prayer to reflect my relationship with God and help it to grow.

On Mormon tithing and a $100 billion investment fund

By Jana Riess — December 14, 2022
(RNS) — Tithing can’t be reduced to checking a box that says you support an insanely wealthy institution with yet more wealth and are suddenly right with the Lord because of it.

Why the LDS and Catholic churches parted ways on the Respect for Marriage Act

By Mark Silk — December 12, 2022
(RNS) — They understand the world, and their place in it, differently.

Mormon TikTok star debunks Bible conspiracies, misinformation

By Jana Riess — December 9, 2022
(RNS) — More than a quarter-million TikTok followers enjoy Dan McClellan's unusual combination of deadpan humor and solid biblical scholarship.

Asexual Latter-day Saints face an added dilemma: Finding their place in a tradition focused on marriage

By Loretta LeMaster and ben Brandley — December 7, 2022
(The Conversation) — Recent years have put more attention on LGBTQ people’s struggle for acceptance in the LDS church, but asexual Latter-day Saints face unique challenges.

Why I stay: LGBTQ people of faith find ways to belong where doctrine rejects them

By Kathryn Post — December 6, 2022
(RNS) — 'You don’t have to give up your faith to be who you are,' said one LGBTQ Christian.
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