RELIGIOUS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RELIGIOUS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) FLDS cites ‘Hobby Lobby’ case to fight subpoena on child labor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58420263-78/steed-labor-department-flds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58420263-78/steed-labor-department-flds.html.csp">FLDS cites ‘Hobby Lobby’ case to fight subpoena on child labor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T15:56:06.375-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 03:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Updated with Vergel Steed’s correct first name and more about his relationship to the FLDS. The U.S. Department of Labor had some more questions for Vergel Steed. Specifically, the department wanted Steed to answer some questions about the workings of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But a judge last week said Steed doesn’t have to answer. The why is making the rounds on blogs dedicated to religion as well as to labor and the law. Judge David Sam cited the recent ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420263@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:56:06 MDT Gays making gains in U.S. churches — Women? Not so much http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58407037-80/percent-congregations-churches-1998.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58407037-80/percent-congregations-churches-1998.html.csp">Gays making gains in U.S. churches — Women? Not so much</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T13:19:02.634-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. religious congregations are marching to their own drums now more than ever. The National Congregations Study’s latest look at the country’s churches, synagogues and mosques — the third wave of studies that began in 1998 — finds more congregations: • Open their doors to gays and lesbians in active membership and in leadership. • Show racial and ethnic diversity in the pews. • Encourage hand-waving, amen-shouting and dancing-in-the-aisles during worship. • Disconnect from denominational ties...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407037@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:19:02 MDT Global religious gathering coming to Utah in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393306-78/parliament-gandhi-interfaith-religions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393306-78/parliament-gandhi-interfaith-religions.html.csp">Global religious gathering coming to Utah in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:33:10.488-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The globe’s largest and oldest interfaith gathering, Parliament of the World’s Religions, is bringing its message of tolerance and engagement to the Beehive State in October 2015 for a historic meeting. On Tuesday, Parliament representatives announced the upcoming meeting at a news conference, noting that it will be the first time in 22 years the conference will be held in the United States. Previous Parliament cities span the globe from Cape Town, South Africa, to Barcelona, Spain, and Melbour...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393306@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:33:10 MDT Renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel to speak at UVU, USU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365901-78/patel-interfaith-cooperation-usu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365901-78/patel-interfaith-cooperation-usu.html.csp">Renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel to speak at UVU, USU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:19:44.392-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eboo Patel is a Muslim from India, who dated a Mormon girl in high school and a Jewish young woman in college. He was drawn to Dorothy Day’s Catholic Worker Movement and to the writings of Gandhi, Malcolm X and the Dalai Lama. Such diverse religious influences ignited Patel’s desire to answer the question: Can one maintain a deeply held belief, while engaging with those of divergent or even opposing faiths? Clearly, the nationally recognized expert in interfaith relations sees such interactions ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365901@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:19:44 MDT Letter: Climate change is a moral issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347858-82/climate-issue-church-future.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347858-82/climate-issue-church-future.html.csp">Letter: Climate change is a moral issue</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.526-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thinking about climate change is basically a moral issue. For those who are climate change deniers the issue is simple: climate change does not exist, or if it does it is not severe and does not affect them. There are narcissistic and self-serving elements to this attitude. The current generation of naysayers do not look to the future. They do not consider what the current course of climatologic recklessness will mean for their children and grandchildren. This selfish perspective is immoral. Fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347858@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326553-68/religious-birth-control-administration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326553-68/religious-birth-control-administration.html.csp">New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:55:57.941-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. Even so, the accommodations may not fully satisfy religious groups who oppose any system that makes them complicit in providing coverage they believe is immoral. Effective immediately, the U.S. will start...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583265532014-08-22T16:55:57.941-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T16:55:57.941-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326553@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:55:57 MDT Letter: Schools just a product of bully culture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284632-82/bullying-schools-teachers-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284632-82/bullying-schools-teachers-public.html.csp">Letter: Schools just a product of bully culture</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:03.041-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Adults worry, discuss and employ a variety of programs to address problems of bullying in our youth. A recent letter discussed bullying in public schools (“Don’t ignore bullying,” August 9). As an educator who has witnessed intimidation in both private religious and public schools, I believe that to effectively address this issue we must understand that we are a culture of aggressors and intimidators. Adults model offensive behaviors daily. Principals, staff, teachers, parents, siblings and f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284632@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:03 MDT From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp">From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL ZOLL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Religion Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their lawyers were liberals. The contested issues were narrow: a demand that plain, black Amish buggies carry bright safety triangles, for instance, or bans on hallucinogenic tea in a Native American ritual. The resolutions of these cases were as narrowly drawn as the complaints themselves. A judge might carve out an exemption for the practice in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582790122014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279012@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:29:18 MDT Pyle: The good and the bad hide behind religion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58273550-82/bundy-god-http-behavior.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58273550-82/bundy-god-http-behavior.html.csp">Pyle: The good and the bad hide behind religion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:40:17.07-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The reporter at the next desk, who had covered the cops and courts beat for a long time, said he had never actually seen Jesus. But he knew where he lived. The fourth floor of the local courthouse. That was where the county jail was in that town. And it was from there that inmates often emerged to tell the judge that, while they had time to spend reconsidering their lives, they had met Jesus, and were ready to tread the straight and narrow. In the words of a great American religious leader, “Ho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273550@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:40:17 MDT Losing religion at college? Not anymore, says study http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58273262-80/college-religion-likely-born.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58273262-80/college-religion-likely-born.html.csp">Losing religion at college? Not anymore, says study</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T16:54:01.875-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You don’t need a doctorate to think higher education leads people away from organized religion. That’s been common wisdom for decades. Now, a sociologist’s new generational study upends that thinking. Today, it’s the least-educated members of Generation X — people born roughly between 1965 and 1980 — who are “most likely to leave religion,” said Philip Schwadel, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Millennials — Americans roughly between ages 18 and 30 — wer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273262@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:54:01 MDT Russell Moore answers all you wanted to know about sex (but were afraid to ask) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58250500-80/moore-issues-sex-pastor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58250500-80/moore-issues-sex-pastor.html.csp">Russell Moore answers all you wanted to know about sex (but were afraid to ask)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADELLE M. BANKS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T10:01:02.132-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The issues sound like they belong on the therapist’s couch: The couple who haven’t had sex eight months into their marriage. The parents who can’t deal with their son’s homosexuality. The male teen who wants to be called by a girl’s name. But they’re also the kinds of topics that frequently crowd the inbox of Russell Moore, who recently marked his first anniversary as the Southern Baptist Convention’s top public policy expert. Though he often grapples with contentious political issues — the Hobb...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250500@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:01:02 MDT Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions, says U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236835-80/religious-report-freedom-kerry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236835-80/religious-report-freedom-kerry.html.csp">Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions, says U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN PELLOT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:38:01.997-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">And then there were nine. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that Turkmenistan has joined the State Department’s list of worst religious-freedom offenders. The State Department’s “Countries of Particular Concern” list had remained static since 2006, when eight countries — Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan — were designated as CPCs. Justifying the addition of Turkmenistan, Kerry cited reports of people detained, beaten and tortured for their...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236835@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:01 MDT Rabbi Saperstein tapped as first non-Christian to serve as U.S. religious-freedom envoy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236853-80/religious-saperstein-freedom-rabbi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236853-80/religious-saperstein-freedom-rabbi.html.csp">Rabbi Saperstein tapped as first non-Christian to serve as U.S. religious-freedom envoy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAUREN MARKOE and BRIAN PELLOT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T16:21:46.489-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama has tapped Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, the first non-Christian to hold the job, which was created in 1998. As ambassador, the man named as the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek magazine in 2009, will head the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom and will be tasked with monitoring religious-freedom abuses around the world. “When it comes to the work of protecting...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236853@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:46 MDT Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp">Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist.</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:01.494-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Good people the world over, throughout history, have found strength and solace in various religious faiths. That’s why a freedom to follow one’s chosen religion is prominent in both the founders’ Bill of Rights and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. But no religion returns the loyalty of its devoted followers if, instead of helping them negotiate the challenges of a changing world, it makes them the false promise that change will not occur. Not only will large numbers of the faithful be in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211345@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Obama’s order protects gay workers; Hatch wants religious exemption http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58206916-90/exemption-obama-order-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58206916-90/exemption-obama-order-federal.html.csp">Obama’s order protects gay workers; Hatch wants religious exemption</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Courtney Tanner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T22:05:50.3-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With the stroke of a pen Monday, President Barack Obama barred federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers. Gay-rights groups heralded the executive order as a historic advancement, but others, including Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, criticized Obama for not carving out contractors tied to a religion. Obama signed the order, in part, because a nondiscrimination bill has been stymied in Congress. “I’m going to do what I can, with the authority I have, to act,” Obama said moments bef...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206916@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:05:50 MDT