Aubrey Eyre is an opinion writer for the Deseret News. She graduated from Oxford University with an MSc in Social Anthropology and received her BA in English from Seattle University.

The Common Ground Committee founders, Erik Olsen and Bruce Bond, discuss ways families can find more common ground and heal political polarization in America.
All eyes are to the future. Strengthening women strengthens families. Lifting women lifts everyone.
Health care is meant to be a basic human right, but in America, it’s become a luxury that few people can actually afford.
If we allow our political animosity to exceed our attachments to those we love most, we will fail as a society and America’s families.
Congressional relief packages provide a measure of immediate help, but too many families are in need of solutions that will outlive the pandemic.
Anyone can educate themselves about the signs of abuse and be available as a support for those in need of help.
“If unity is to prove our saving grace — and the nation’s name would indicated that it must — America needs a change of heart.”
The young poet laureate stole the show and set the tone for the nation’s future on Inauguration Day.
The majority of U.S. citizens support equal rights for women. So why aren’t we closer to reaching that goal?
Yesterday was a reflection of both the good and bad that makes America the country I have come to know.
Is it really so unreasonable to want to remove the mementos of this nation that laud its history of racism, genocide, abuse and other systemic oppression of various groups of people?
It has been disheartening this year to see just how much people choose to use social media to respond to or emphasize negative or, at the very least, superfluous, influences rather than truly positive ones.
Despite claims to the contrary, the power to determine our fate still rests with the people of this country.
The hearing was evidence that trust in Big Tech and in the government are at an all time low for a reason.
Confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett show she is a woman of principles and fit for the job.
The trouble with misinformation today is even those claiming to uphold truth and those fact-checking can, at times, contribute to the spread of misinformation.
Black artist Melissa Tshikamba shares her journey of creating religious art with diverse ethnicities.
Brigham Young University administrators have added a Native American professor to a new committee formed to examine race and inequality at the university.
Latter-day Saint artists create works of art reflecting the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic through small grants offered by the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts in New York City.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced FSY (For the Strength of Youth) conferences for Latter-day Saints in the United States and Canada, modeled after BYU’s EFY program.
On Sunday morning, July 14, “Music and the Spoken Word” celebrated its 90th anniversary and continued its legacy as the longest running continuous national radio program in the United States.
In her role as first counselor in the Primary general presidency, Sister Harkness joined Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, young Women general president, for a 12-day visit to the Africa Southeast Area from May 16-28.
During a private ceremony at BYU, the name of Maj. Brent Taylor, former mayor of North Ogden and soldier in the Utah National Guard, was unveiled on the BYU memorial wall. At the event, Jennie Taylor announced a scholarship in her husband’s honor.
As a result of the recent approval for virtual gatherings worldwide, BYU-Pathway Worldwide and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced a new initiative to help missionaries who have served the Church from around the world.
Sister Aburto, Sister Jean B. Bingham and Sister Sharon Eubank discussed four specific questions that address how the priesthood fits into the personal lives of women everywhere.
Flames engulfed the historic cathedral of Notre Dame on Monday, April 15 in Paris. But faith and hope in Jesus Christ bring the community together in a time of mourning.
Following on the heels of the 189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson will embark on a ministry tour to the Church’s Pacific Area beginning May 16.
In a significant shift to the curriculum followed by seminaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, seminary study will now align with that of the “Come, Follow Me” curriculum and schedule, the First Presidency announced Friday.
Pixar animator and storyteller Matt Luhn speaks at a BYU forum and tells students the power that comes from good storytelling.
Nestled near the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains in Montana is a place where nature, music and art blend together in a way that is best-described as “mystical.”