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Paolo Quezada didn’t mind applying for the right to wear a beard on campus at LDS Business College. But having to wear the school’s approval on his chest last week proved too much. “It was like a beard badge of …

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  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama  meets with the Tibetan community at the Greek Orthodox Church in Salt Lake City.


 photo by Rick Egan. 05/12/2001 Dalai Lama is returning to Utah
    The Dalai Lama is coming back to Utah. “I’m ecstatic,” said Pema Chagzoetsang, former president of the Utah Tibet Association. “Utah is so blessed. He...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (middle) and other faith leaders at the Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman at the Vatican, November 18, 2014. At Vatican, Mormon leader Eyring calls for renaissance of joyous marriages
    A man and a woman united in matrimony “have a transcendent power to create happiness for themselves, for their family and for the people around them,”...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
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Bishop John C. Wester, leader of Utah’s 300,000 Catholics, celebrated Obama’s move as well, saying it was Utah faith leaders applaud Obama’s immigration move
    The Rev. Steve Klemz of Salt Lake City’s Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was heartened Thursday by President Barack Obama’s executive action on behal...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    “Thank you Food Pantry people and donors. My family and I have been trying to keep food on our table. Thank you for not letting our tummies go hungry....
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  • (Salt Lake City - Mural showing St. Mary Magdalene washing the feet of Jesus, Cathedral of the Madeleine Tuesday, August 4 2009.
Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune)  ; 8.04.2009 Five reasons we want to believe Jesus was married
    Another day, another stunning blockbuster report that … Jesus was married! And to Mary Magdalene! The latest version of this meme comes from Simcha Ja...
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  • Pastors opposed to gay marriage swear off all civil ceremonies
    What’s the surest way conservative pastors can avoid any government mandate to perform same-sex marriages? According to one prominent religious journa...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 04:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Why you should avoid putting too much faith in religion surveys
    Reading religion surveys can seem like confronting the Tower of Babel: stacked questions, confusing terms, unscientific methodology. It gets even craz...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wife Ann take the stage with college officials at the BYU Marriott Center Tuesday November 18, 2014.  Mitt Romney spoke to guests and students in a forum  titled Mitt Romney to BYU students: Most important work is serving others, God
    Provo • Mitt Romney says life’s greatest work isn’t something like running for president of the United States, but instead focusing on others and God....
    Updated Nov 19 2014 11:56 am   |     |   Share
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The statue of Brigham Young at BYU is seen in this photo from September 2013. Secret recordings at BYU? Police investigate
    Earlier this month, Brigham Young University professors discovered that recording devices had been concealed underneath several classroom stools in th...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 01:44 am   |     |   Share
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At a conference on marriage at the Vatican on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, Pope Francis greeted religious leaders from around the world including Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church's First Presidency. Pope, Mormon leader make history with a handshake
    Pope Francis made history Monday by shaking hands with a saint — a Latter-day Saint. The pontiff greeted Mormon leader Henry B. Eyring at the Vatican,...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 09:19 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Heidi Weed teaches at Cottonwood High Seminary in Salt Lake City, Friday November 14, 2014. The LDS Church has changed its policy to allow women with children at home to be hired as seminary and institute of religion teachers. Also, those who have been divorced and remarried may also be hired for the first time. New change allows young moms, divorced members to teach Mormon seminary
    Before today, if you were a Mormon woman hired to teach at an LDS seminary or institute, the moment your first child showed up, you lost your job. If ...
    Updated Nov 14 2014 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brigham Young statue at BYU in Provo. Group seeks change so ex-Mormons can stay at BYU
    If you lose or change your Mormon faith at Brigham Young University, you get expelled — much to the dismay of some former students who are pushing to ...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 09:38 am   |     |   Share
  • Canadian-Israeli documentary film-maker and writer Simcha Jacobovici, right, and religious studies professor Barrie Wilson, the authors of A married Jesus? New book adds fuel to conspiracies
    London • A researcher who has attracted attention and criticism with his revisionist biblical theories says he has found new evidence that Jesus was m...
    Updated Nov 13 2014 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) takes time in his office in the Capitol to show the Mormon scriptures he keeps in his desk.  Sen. Reid keeps extra copies of the Book of Mormon in the same same drawer to give away to guests that visit his office. Harry Reid not a worthy Mormon? LDS Church, Dems cry foul
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  • A rendering of the courtyard view of the Provo MTC expansion. © 2014 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Mormon church reveals what bigger MTC will look like
    Instead of erecting a nine-story tower — which drew objections from neighbors — the LDS Church will build three six-story structures to expand its fla...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Mormon missionaries pound Italian pavements with chalk
    Bologna, Italy • For the past eight months, young Mormon missionaries have trekked to a busy corner of Via Rizzoli and Via Calzolerie each Sunday to d...
    Updated Nov 11 2014 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • From left, Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, address reporters at a news conference during the conference's annual fall meeting in Baltimore Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark) Catholic bishops back Obama acting alone on immigration
    Baltimore • The nation’s Catholic bishops are jumping into the increasingly contentious battle over immigration reform by backing President Barack Oba...
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President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (middle) and other faith leaders at the Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman at the Vatican, November 18, 2014. At Vatican, Mormon leader Eyring calls for renaissance of joyous marriages
    A man and a woman united in matrimony “have a transcendent power to create happiness for themselves, for their family and for the people around them,”...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Rev. Patty Willis, left, pastor at South Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Cottonwood Heights, and her wife, Mary Lou Prince, the church's music director, have morning tea in their Salt Lake City home, Thursday, November 6, 2014. BYU grads found love in Paris and a new faith decades later
    Patty Willis and Mary Lou Prince fell madly, deeply for each other in the City of Love — back when Mormonism still viewed their mutual attraction as a...
    Updated Nov 10 2014 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  

The statue of Brigham Young at BYU is seen in this photo from September 2013. Secret recordings at BYU? Police investigate
    Earlier this month, Brigham Young University professors discovered that recording devices had been concealed underneath several classroom stools in th...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 01:44 am   |     |   Share
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(Left to Right)Barbara Perry, Mary Kaye Huntsman, Jon Huntsman Jr. and L. Tom Perry during the the annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner for Catholic Community Services where they were all honored. Former Utah governor, Mormon apostle honored as humanitarians
    Catholic Community Services paid tribute Thursday night to a former Utah governor and a high-ranking LDS leader — along with their wives — for their h...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 03:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy of the LDS Church)
At a conference on marriage at the Vatican on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, Pope Francis greeted religious leaders from around the world including Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church's First Presidency. Pope, Mormon leader make history with a handshake
    Pope Francis made history Monday by shaking hands with a saint — a Latter-day Saint. The pontiff greeted Mormon leader Henry B. Eyring at the Vatican,...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 09:19 am   |     |   Share
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The Phoenix Arizona Temple Mormon leaders dedicate Phoenix temple
    The LDS Church dedicated its newest temple Sunday, in Phoenix. President Thomas S. Monson conducted the cornerstone ceremony, a church tradition that ...
    Updated Nov 16 2014 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
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 Utah Catholics to honor ex-governor, Mormon apostle
    Utah Catholics on Thursday will recognize a former Beehive State governor and a Mormon general authority — along with their wives — as “humanitarians ...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 11:46 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Heidi Weed teaches at Cottonwood High Seminary in Salt Lake City, Friday November 14, 2014. The LDS Church has changed its policy to allow women with children at home to be hired as seminary and institute of religion teachers. Also, those who have been divorced and remarried may also be hired for the first time. New change allows young moms, divorced members to teach Mormon seminary
    Before today, if you were a Mormon woman hired to teach at an LDS seminary or institute, the moment your first child showed up, you lost your job. If ...
    Updated Nov 14 2014 10:18 pm   |     |   Share