Paul S. Edwards was the editor of the Deseret News from 2011–2016. He is the director of the Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley Institute at Brigham Young University.

Two constitutional scholars — from the left and right — on the promise of the Declaration of Independence.
Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and author of over 30 books, mentored a generation of church leaders
We caught up with Noah Feldman to discuss his book, his fascination with Latter-day Saints and his role in helping create Facebook’s Oversight Board.
The activities that families do during religious holidays correspond with astoundingly positive personal outcomes.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox’s principled approach to governance poses a threat to the outrage machine.
Courtship culture comes with many unmet expectations, but more stable marriages are better than the more atomizing alternatives.
As individuals around the world continue to experience uncertainty and fear, the introduction of home-centered church could be the light that each failing heart seeks.
In “Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times,” Rabbi Sacks’ wisdom becomes a brilliant light unto our nation.
Whenever America has faced a national identity crisis, we have been best served by those who sought inspiration from our founding in order to recapture for a confused and troubled generation the core ideals of American freedom and prosperity.
Leaders from multiple religions said they were energized and optimistic as they left the Vatican’s interfaith marriage summit last week. They told the Deseret News about what they hope to see emerge out of their new friendships and shared ideas.
Leaders of the Catholic, protestant, evangelical and other faiths wrapped up a three-day conference on marriage on Wednesday cheered by new relationships and expressing deep gratitude for President Henry B. Eyring’s emotional witness for marriage.
Deseret News Editor Paul Edwards sat down in Vatican City with LDS Church leaders to discuss the significance of Humanum: An International Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman, and what it means for families.
At the Vatican on Tuesday, President Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church’s First Presidency read from the church’s 1995 Proclamation on the Family and said those principles “are things people must do for us to have a renaissance of happy marriages.”
Pope Francis opened the historic interreligious conference on marriage and family Monday morning at the Vatican, where he greeted President Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church’s First Presidency. President Eyring speaks at the conference Tuesday.
Conference on complementarity of man and woman in marriage also represents historic LDS participation in a Vatican event with the pope. President Henry B. Eyring will provide a witness for marriage in Mormon tradition and experience on Tuesday.
Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt visits with Deseret News Editor Paul Edwards to discuss his recent book about how to manage complex problem solving through collaborative alliances.
I’m standing in the exquisite lobby of the Huntsman Cancer Institute on a rainy afternoon. Even with gloomy weather outside, the wood-paneled atrium is bathed in natural light.
Utah state legislators convene today to consider overriding Gov. Gary Herbert’s veto of SB229, a bill that would allocate 30 percent of the future growth in sales and use taxes toward roads.
Recently the Deseret News visited with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert as this year’s legislative session closed.
Governor Gary Herbert’s Education Excellence Commission has an ambitious goal that, by the year 2020, two-thirds of Utah’s adults should have a college degree or post-secondary certificate suitable for globally competitive employment.
As the state legislature prepares to meet this month, I thought we might consider how just how consequential state legislation can be for the realization of our cherished liberties.
In their recent book “American Grace,” scholars Robert Putnam and David Campbell explore how religion can actually unite Americans. They discover that a key to America’s interfaith religious tolerance and appreciation comes from the personal relationships between individuals of different faiths. So how are such relationships fostered? Allow me to provide one example.
In early November of 1938, the world was shocked by the events of Krystallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, when German paramilitary groups and civilians systematically attacked Jewish synagogues and Jewish businesses throughout Nazi Germany.
The most thorough interview that I have ever had in my life was by a security guard at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Guiron International Airport in the summer of 1997.
On most critics’ list of “must see” films this fall is Davis Guggenheim’s documentary “Waiting for Superman
Today marks the anniversary of the British surrender to General George Washington at Yorktown in 1781, the effective end of military conflict in the American Revolution.
Over the past two weeks, we have been hearing who this year’s Nobel Prize laureates will be. In two months, the King of Sweden will confer all of the Nobel Prizes in a ceremony in Stockholm, except for the peace prize, which is conferred in Oslo by the King of Norway.
Some musical performances are so thrilling that the audience is compelled to stand and applaud almost before the final note is struck.