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June 11, 2013

Martin Marty invites interfaith couples to reflect and tell their stories — and challenge the binary headlines.

October 25, 2012

Are the candidates failing to make room in public discussion for morality and values among weighty political issues?

October 18, 2012

During the first two presidential debates, Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has come up very little. But, as Joanna Brooks says, many Mormons continue to "white-knuckle" through this campaign season.

July 18, 2012

A photo essay capturing the festivities of Pioneer Day in Utah, an occasion when Mormons celebrate their ancestors' journeys with reenactments of the Mormon pioneers difficult trek, flowing parades, family barbeques, and late-night fireworks.

July 11, 2012

Given the U.S. media attention on both Mormonism and Islam of late, it is a worthwhile moment to note how much both groups have in common. Ask Mormon Girl Joanna Brooks and Tamarra Kemsley on what's at stake when goals of family and faith are the centering form of unity.

June 06, 2012

Will black Mormons vote for Romney or Obama? Guest contributor W. Paul Reeve offers a historical perspective of African Americans in the LDS Church -- and the decisions they must make in a pivotal election year.

October 19, 2011

We live-tweeted memorable gems of Krista's unedited interview with Joanna as it unfolded.

October 19, 2011

Greenstreet's 2010 film 8: The Mormon Proposition takes a closer look at the LDS church's stance on gay marriage.

October 17, 2011

Did you know that the ubiquitous slogan "Well-behaved women rarely make history" doesn't end with a period but a semicolon? Or that it comes from a Mormon feminist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian?

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August 24, 2011

Terms like "Mitt Romney" or "Book of Mormon" or "Big Love" aren't driving LDS.org's success. Rather, chalk it up to a solid SEO strategy for greater outreach.

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October 01, 2010

A riveting piece from Religion Dispatches on an Mormon elder's apology over the LDS Church's activism on Prop 8.

January 28, 2008

As Krista and I hop from meeting to meeting here in New York, we’re overwhelmed by the tremendous amount of listener response to our program on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We’re receiving very positive responses from non-Mormons and Mormons alike, from those who know and have studied the church as well as those for whom this was an introduction; at the same time, some listeners have expressed concern that this program was not critical enough to be journalistically valid.

Speaking of Faith models a distinctive approach to journalism about religion. The ethic of the interview is informed by deep listening and informed questioning. That is purposeful, based on her sense that adversarial questioning simply puts the interviewer on the defensive and shuts down the possibility of authentic and genuinely revealing answers. There are many legitimate ways to approach the multitudes of subjects in the news. This approach works for matters as deep and sensitive as religion and what we believe.

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