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Journalist praises Mormon singles wards: “We are going to treat you like grownups”

Naomi Schaefer Riley‘s new book Got Religion? looks at one of the big questions of religion today: Why are 20somethings dropping out of religious institutions? One chapter examines how Mormon singles ward help in this challenge.

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Grieving Texas Community Gathers for Stay Family Funeral

Church officials said about 1,500 people attended the funeral for the six members of the Stay family, shot to death at their Spring home last week.

There’s so much more to caregiving than government ‘support’

Utah ranks dead last in providing government support for family caregivers yet 89 percent of adults with disabilities in Utah are satisfied with their quality of life.

By Paul Mero
Pew Study: How do Americans Feel About Religious Groups?

A new survey from Pew Research explores how Americans view various religious affiliations. The results may surprise you.

Reports Show Alcohol’s Destructive Influence Worldwide

Utah has the lowest number of alcohol-related traffic deaths per capita of all 50 states and ranks at or near the bottom of several other national alcohol-related statistics.

By The LDS Newsroom
Look out! A list of ‘extremists’ and potentially ‘very dangerous’ people at the World Congress of Families

You may have heard a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) spokesman claim on Utah radio that Sutherland Institute will be bringing 3,000 “extremists” and “very dangerous” people to Utah to attend the ninth World Congress of Families (WCF) next year.

By Sutherland Institute
Stephen Covey: A Legacy of Humanity and Wisdom

The second anniversary of Stephen Covey's death brings back to mind his remarkable legacy in this Forbes article.

By Rodger Dean Duncan
Addressing Malnutrition in the Modern Church
The Work of the Liahona Children’s Foundation

You don't think of our own little Primary-age children as being malnourished, but in some countries they are.

By Robert A. Rees, Ph.D.
States still need their own religious freedom laws

The United States Supreme Court decided an important religious freedom case this week. In a 5-4 decision the court ruled that a privately held corporation is allowed its free exercise of religion.

By Paul Mero
Lest We Forget

As we prepare to celebrate America’s 238th Birthday, let us not forget that it was the prayers of the faithful, their courage, their belief and trust in Almighty God that brought forth and established this great nation.

By Rynna Ollivier