Mya Jaradat is a religion reporter for the Deseret News National team. A graduate of Columbia University’s Journalism School, she is the author of “The Unchosen: The Lives of Israel’s New Others.” Mya lives in South Florida with her husband and their two children. When she’s not reporting, reading or writing, she and the kids head to the beach.

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Sermon By Phone was initially created to help those without internet or technical know-how stay connected to church. But even as churches return to in-person worship, many congregations still offer the service.
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According to new polling, Americans feel generally pessimistic about the direction the country is headed in.
As the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 race through the country, clergy are wondering what to do. Few have imposed new safety measures.
In the U.S., the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha will begin at sundown on Friday and will end on Saturday evening.
It’s widely believed that the House of Representatives will go Republican in the fall. But which way the Senate will go is less certain.
The phrase that is bandied about on the right is ahistorical and exclusionary, critics say.
After the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to overturn Roe v. Wade, a number of trigger laws took effect, banning abortions.
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Many of the responses centered on religious liberty, with religious conservatives saying the ruling upheld religious freedom and other arguing that striking down Roe v. Wade violates religious liberty.
In a speech given Monday in Chicago, former Vice President Mike Pence blamed the Biden administration for the country’s economic woes and lauded the policies of the “Trump-Pence administration”
Religious leaders say DACA keeps “Dreamers” in perpetual limbo and is a “band-aid on an open wound.”
On Saturday, poor and low-income people from across the nation will take to the streets of Washington, D.C., to march for economic justice; organizers say that there’s something bigger at stake: America’s democracy.
President Joe Biden’s approval rating reached the lowest point of his presidency in late May; the latest poll puts it slightly higher.
Churches own millions of acres of land in the United States. Can they help solve the country’s housing crisis?
A majority of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s job performance and most are unhappy with the way things are going in the country.
Making workplaces religiously diverse and inclusive boosts the bottom line; here are the companies getting this right.
Serge Attukwei Clottey, a Ghanaian artist, has used yellow plastic jugs to piece together an installation that speaks to a variety of themes that are essential to the human story.
The latest data from Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans view both Palestinians and Israelis in a favorable light.
Between dealing with the frustrations inherent to the job, the pandemic and political polarization, pastors are suffering from burnout. And some are calling it quits.
Though the number of Latino Muslims is on the rise, experts and converts say that many are isolated after they join the faith.
The policy, which is also known as migrant protection protocols, was in front of the Supreme Court this week.
Nearly 75 years after the United Nations voted to partition Palestine, an Israeli citizen returns to assess the promise of the Jewish state.
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