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How opposition to Prop 8 led Latter-day Saints to back Senate’s same-sex marriage bill

By Bob Smietana — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — Same-sex marriage, long a divisive issue, could be the thing that brings Americans together, said Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah.

Abortion rights scored the biggest midterm victory

By Yonat Shimron and Jack Jenkins — November 9, 2022
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LDS Church is under fire in Australia

By Jana Riess — October 31, 2022
(RNS) — If the reports are true, the government of Australia has every right to be angry. This kind of financial practice looks terrible for the church. It feels covert and deceptive.

Mormons are insulated from some dangers of celebrity culture — but not all

By Jana Riess — October 27, 2022
(RNS) — It helps that some of our leaders are over the age of 90.

Does Evan McMullin have a chance to beat GOP Senator Mike Lee in Utah?

By Jana Riess — October 24, 2022
(RNS) — For an incumbent GOP senator to lose an election in one of the nation’s rubiest states is certainly a long shot, at least according to the rules of politics as usual. But it's not politics as usual.

Mormon leaders and the fear of apologizing

By Jana Riess — October 14, 2022
(RNS) — The inability to apologize is damning to us spiritually, as a church, in that it impedes our progress. There is so much freedom in being able to say ‘I messed up and I am so sorry.’

LDS elder — a former college president — may have plagiarized General Conference talk

By Bob Smietana — October 6, 2022
(RNS) — Elder David Bednar, a former BYU-Idaho president, failed to tell listeners he was using material from an obscure religious teacher and other sources in his address.

Are double ear piercings and sleeveless tops OK now for Mormon teens?

By Jana Riess — October 5, 2022
(RNS) — The LDS church just backed off telling Mormon teens what not to wear.

Netflix’s ‘Sins of Our Mother’: A haunting study of a personal spiritual apocalypse

By Jillian Cheney — October 3, 2022
(RNS) — Where’s the line between spiritual awakening and a psychotic episode?

For many Mormons who question, Faith Matters is a spiritual lifeline

By Jana Riess — September 29, 2022
(RNS) — With a podcast, a magazine, a publishing imprint and a major in-person gathering in Salt Lake City in October, the young Faith Matters organization is on the move.

Survey: Confederate memorials still divide Americans and religion is a big predictor

By Yonat Shimron — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — Majorities of Protestants, Catholics and Mormons support efforts to preserve Confederate monuments and memorials, a PRRI survey finds.

How are Gen Z Mormons doing with mental health?

By Jana Riess — September 26, 2022
(RNS) — Young Latter-day Saints who struggle with mental health say they depend on strong support from outside their homes.

‘At Last She Said It’ podcast helps Mormon women find their voices

By Jana Riess — September 14, 2022
(RNS) — Cynthia Winward and Susan Hinckley dare to speak aloud what many Mormon women are quietly thinking.

Faculty, students sue Christian school over LGBTQ hiring ban

By David Crary — September 12, 2022
(AP) – A group of 16 students, faculty and staff at the Christian Seattle Pacific University sued the leaders of the school's board of trustees for an employment policy barring people in same-sex relationships from full-time jobs.
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