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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.

Why it’s OK to be sad during the holiday season

Why these groups are pushing for pastors to get more domestic violence training

Everything you always wanted to know about Hanukkah but were afraid to ask

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Is Thanksgiving a religious holiday? No, but you can make it one

Six faith leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds share wisdom, practices and texts that will infuse this secular holiday with religious meaning.

The simple pleasures of school pickup

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Most of Gen Z identifies as religious. So why aren’t more going to church?

New data shows that most young people call themselves religious or spiritual. But they aren’t finding comfort in church. What’s the best way to reach America’s youth?

What is Diwali? Your questions, answered

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The rise of biblical citizenship, explained

A new term is gaining traction in Christian circles and churches in America: biblical citizenship. What does it mean and how do adherents want to reshape the country?

What the latest data tells us about Christian nationalism

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Are these Americans the hardest-to-reach holdouts when it comes to vaccination?

While those unaffiliated with a religion have a high vaccination rate, there are secular holdouts who remain hesitant or are refusers. With no centralized place to reach them, how do we help them get vaccinated?