Homemade meals can provide greater control over ingredients — an important consideration given that one-third of U.S. children are obese or at risk of obesity. But the question inevitably arises, “What about the costs, both in time and money?”
In a conversation with the Deseret News, as in her recent book, “Pound Foolish,” Helaine Olen wastes little time going after the likes of finance gurus Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman.
In anticipation of Earth Day, religious and environmental leaders gathered at the University of Utah Law School’s 18th Stegner Symposium to discuss environmental theology and the ways religion is returning to ecological causes after decades away.
Hundreds of evangelical pastors gathered in Washington to pray and lobby for immigration reform Wednesday. Their actions come on the heels of a new poll indicating that evangelicals, at large, are far less united than their leaders on the issue.
Interfaith marriages comprised 45 percent of U.S. marriages in the last decade. But the belief that “love will conquer all” often dissolves as children arrive and unanticipated life events cause spouses to reconsider the religions of their youth.
After a lengthy battle, a U.S. District Judge ruled against a Dallas city ordinance that required faith-based and other charitable institutions to meet nearly a dozen requirements before feeding the homeless.
In late March 1913, the most prominent African-American of his generation, Booker T. Washington, traveled cross-country to, in his words, “get right into the midst of the Mormons to see what kind of people they are.”
Florida Atlantic University student Ryan Rotela was told not to return to class after reporting a religiously offensive classroom exercise to one of the school’s associate deans.
Even a flagging economy can’t stop risk-taking entrepreneurs from chasing their dreams. As evidence, here are a six products that beg the question, “Supply or demand?”
Actress Roma Downey of “Touched by an Angel” fame and her husband Mark Burnett, producer of “Survivor” and other popular television shows, penned an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal calling for public schools to teach the Bible.
What do Americans spend $53 billion on? Pets, Black Friday shopping, nuclear weapons, the children of deadbeat parents and Hurricane Sandy relief, to name a few.
The first study in 30 years to look closely at the link between alcohol and cancer deaths found that alcohol is a major preventable cancer risk. “There was really no safe level of alcohol use,” said the study’s director, Dr. David Nelson.
Evangelicals are not largely behind comprehensive immigration reform, which is commonly taken to mean a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and, simultaneously, measures for improved enforcement of immigration law.
The largest human gathering in history, the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, attracts tens of millions of pilgrims to northern India every 12 years. Kumbh Mela is growing bigger each cycle, and so is the number — and influence — of Hindus in America
One out of every four dollars spent globally on luxury items comes from Chinese consumers. The country’s taste for opulence is partially symptomatic of its growing economic disparity.
Mississippi and Utah rank one and two in Gallup’s 2012 state religiosity survey. The South holds eight of the top 10 spots, while New England has six of the 10 least religious states — Vermont being the least.
For the second straight year, Mississippi is the most religious state in the U.S., followed closely by Utah, according to a Gallup poll released today.
Kurt Warner has a classic rags-to-riches tale: from grocery store stocker to Super Bowl MVP in five short years. Few people realize that one of the most influential moments of his life came after the Super Bowl in a very public profession of faith.
Jan. 16, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of National Religious Freedom Day. Data show that three out of four people in the world live in a country with high or very high restrictions on religion.
With nearly 2,000 scientific studies showing a significant positive relationship between religious or spiritual practices and health, the medical establishment is gradually moving toward a more holistic model of health care.
A study published this month in the British Journal of Psychiatry concluded that “people who have a spiritual understanding of life in the absence of a religious framework are vulnerable to mental disorder.”
Since the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., numerous faith leaders have joined the call for additional gun control measures. Most Americans agree with the idea but don’t necessarily believe it will prevent such tragedies from occurring.
Strong moral arguments can be made both for cutting the federal budget deficit and for protecting programs that aid the poor and vulnerable. A broad coalition of faith leaders have come together to advocate for both actions.
With Congress and the White House in 11th-hour negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, many worry that deep cuts to federal programs that aid the poor and vulnerable could leave people like Eisenberg out in the cold. Although it failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives last week, the bill known as “Plan B” proposed $36 billion in cuts to SNAP and reductions to tax credits for the working poor.
December is filled with “holy days” — and not just the ones you are probably thinking of. The month includes observances that are important to religious groups from Buddhists to Zooastrians.
Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland took a few minutes to talk to the Deseret News about his participation in the documentary “First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty,” which aired on PBS Tuesday night.
Not even a global recession or a movement away from organized religion has stopped the growth of religious tourism. With multiple factors driving this development, an increase in commercialization of sacred sites has been an inevitable outcome.
Saddleback Church founder and senior pastor Rick Warren said in an interview earlier this week that he believes “religious liberty is going to be the civil rights issue of the next decade.”
It was a teacher’s dream. One day while shopping, Sherry McIntyre, who teaches world religions at Johansen High School in Modesto, Calif., was approached by a former student who not only recognized her, but said her class had made a difference in his life.
About one month ago, administrators at Western Piedmont Community College removed the words “Christmas trees” from a student club’s Christmas tree fundraiser announcement and replaced it with “holiday trees.” Today they reversed course.