Religious Diversity News
Showing all news articles in metro area Salt Lake City.
Posted to Religious Diversity News on April 8, 2019
The move came after 41 months Instituted in November 2015, Russell M. Nelson, the present church president, brought forward a policy which not only deemed same-sex couples as apostates but also forbade their children from all baptisms and baby blessings. About three and a half years have passed since then, and the intervening years were […]
Source: LDS Church Will Now Allow Baptism for Children of LGBTQ Parents – World Religion News
Posted to Religious Diversity News on February 18, 2019
In the past, LDS missionaries were only allowed to call home twice a year, a policy designed to let them focus on their mission, free from distractions. But a new policy will allow them to call or video chat with family once a week.
Source: LDS missionaries can now call home weekly. Some parents worry new policy is too lax. – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on November 19, 2018
Growing partisanship is making it more difficult to discuss religious values, faith leaders said.
Source: How contentious elections affect faith communities
Posted to Religious Diversity News on October 25, 2018
(RNS) — Leaders of the two groups met in Salt Lake City earlier this month to continue hashing out plans for an ‘education and employment initiative’ to be started in cities from Baltimore to San Francisco.
Source: Latter-day Saints, NAACP collaborating on inner-city initiative – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on May 30, 2018
Call it disaster preparedness cooking: A Utah company began running Facebook ads for an instant version of a staple Mormon comfort food … because pantries should be stocked for the Second Coming.
Source: Mormon Funeral Potatoes: The Carb-Heavy Meal For The End of The World : The Salt : NPR
Posted to Religious Diversity News on January 29, 2018
The annual celebration of Utah’s religious diversity includes events at a Hindu temple, Jewish synagogue and Islamic mosque.
Source: Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable leaders adopt new approach this year | Deseret News
Posted to Religious Diversity News on October 23, 2017
The Mormon church’s gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries took another step forward as the religion announced it is nearly doubling the missions where technology is allowed and …
Source: Mormon missionaries now allowed more technology, smartphones – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted to Religious Diversity News on October 2, 2017
More than 200 tons of building supplies, will be donated to Rockport, TX residents Friday, September 29. With all the natural disasters that hit in September, it can be easy to lose track of all the towns victimized. With a population of just over 10,000, most Americans had never even heard of Rockport, Texas before […]
Source: How a Utah Interfaith and Charity Coalition is Making a Difference for Hurricane Harvey Survivors – World Religion News
Posted to Religious Diversity News on March 22, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Mormons call it “gospel art,” and it’s revered less for its quality as art than as glue.
Source: Mormon ‘gospel art’: Kitsch or classic? – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on November 18, 2015
The Mormon church recently made a policy preventing children of same-sex couples from getting baptized. The move has exposed a rift among Mormons — and made for some difficult decisions.
Source: Barred From Baptism, Mormon Kids Of Same-Sex Couples Face A Fraught Choice : NPR
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