Faith Blog - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Blogs/faithblog Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Gay support group issues challenge: Read Book of Mormon daily http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58237617-180/book-mormon-challenge-affirmation.html.csp Starting this week, more than 100 LDS believers have accepted the challenge to read a chapter a day from the faith’s signature scripture, the Book of Mormon. At this pace, they will complete the entire text in 239 days. What makes this challenge different, though, is that it was issued not by LDS Church headquarters but from Affirmation, a support group for gay Mormons that many church members presume is opposed to the faith. The instructions on Facebook for reading together are clear: Read a c... Starting this week, more than 100 LDS believers have accepted the challenge to read a chapter a day from the faith’s signature scripture, the Book of Mormon. At this pace, they will complete the entire text in 239 days. What makes this challenge different, though, is that it was issued not by LDS Church headquarters but from Affirmation, a support group for gay Mormons that many church members presume is opposed to the faith. The instructions on Facebook for reading together are clear: Read a c... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58237617@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:40:39 MDT Utah stop set for bus retracing the Rev. Moon’s cross-country trip http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58233986-180/church-bus-moon-rev.html.csp A bright red tour bus — with the banner “God’s Hope for America” emblazoned on its sides and filled with members of the Unification Church — is slated to pull into east Salt Lake City’s Sugar House Park at 8 a.m. on July 31. The stop is part of an 11,000-mile, summerlong tour revisiting the 55 “Holy Grounds” established by the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon in the winter of 1965. Moon, founder of the Unification Church, died in 2012 at 92. LDS Church spokesman Scott Trotter, the Rev. Elias Koucos, rec... A bright red tour bus — with the banner “God’s Hope for America” emblazoned on its sides and filled with members of the Unification Church — is slated to pull into east Salt Lake City’s Sugar House Park at 8 a.m. on July 31. The stop is part of an 11,000-mile, summerlong tour revisiting the 55 “Holy Grounds” established by the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon in the winter of 1965. Moon, founder of the Unification Church, died in 2012 at 92. LDS Church spokesman Scott Trotter, the Rev. Elias Koucos, rec... 58233986@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:02:02 MDT New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp Next week, a group of newly organized mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates — interested in or working with the LDS population — will meet in Utah. Organizers created the Mormon Mental Health Association in June to provide “training, research, strategy, collaboration and education in the mental health treatment of Mormons, helping ensure that this population’s needs are being met by trained professionals who adhere to their professions’ code of ethics.” There already is th... Next week, a group of newly organized mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates — interested in or working with the LDS population — will meet in Utah. Organizers created the Mormon Mental Health Association in June to provide “training, research, strategy, collaboration and education in the mental health treatment of Mormons, helping ensure that this population’s needs are being met by trained professionals who adhere to their professions’ code of ethics.” There already is th... 58211921@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:57:45 MDT