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Artist's Unapologetic Vagina Paintings Are A Force Of Body Positivity

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.22.2017 | Arts

Warning: This article contains paintings of vulvae. Beautiful paintings of vulvae. Initially, artist Jacqueline Secor didn’t intend to show her se...

Here Are The Most And Least Religious States In America

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Mississippians have once again claimed the distinction of being the most religious state in America. For the ninth straight year since 2009, a Gallup...

Why These People Of Faith Are Marching For Women This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2017 | Religion

The Women’s March on Washington emerged as a response to the election of President Donald Trump. But it is also a movement for human rights. Accordi...

8 Years Did Little To Sway White Evangelicals' Views On Obama

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.10.2017 | Religion

As President Barack Obama prepares to make his departure from the White House, his favorability remains high among Black Protestants, the religiously ...

'Sister Wives' Daughter Mariah Comes Out As A Lesbian

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.04.2017 | Queer Voices

Things took a surprising turn on the Jan. 1 episode of “Sister Wives” when a member of the TLC reality show’s polygamist family announced she wa...

Mormons Petition To Stop Tabernacle Choir From Singing At The Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics

A Mormon who said his “heart sank” when he heard that the church’s beloved Tabernacle Choir will perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration has la...

13 Powerful Essays From Progressive People Of Faith In 2016

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.28.2016 | Religion

It’s been a tough year for America’s progressive faith community. The religious left in this country is a racially and theologically diverse conti...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Neon Tree's Tyler Glenn on 'Excommunication' and Rising Above Abandonment; Rumer Willis Hits the Road with 'Love'

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Music can sometimes be the best form of therapy, and sometimes inspiration can grow out of your darkest hour. For Tyler Glenn, both have applied. It's...

Why This Transgender Mormon Is Holding On To His Faith

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.24.2016 | Religion

Emmett Claren's relationship with Mormonism began with a sweet and simple love story. When Claren was about 4 years old, Mormon missionaries visited t...

More Than 2,000 Voices Join Mormon Choir In Virtual 'Hallelujah' Chorus

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion

Choir geeks rejoice -- the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is back with what may be its most epic performance yet. On Sunday, the 360-member choir released a...

Mormon Church Clarifies Position After LGBT Ban Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has clarified its position on LGBT couples and their children, a week after ruling same-sex couples we...

Anger After Mormon Church Allows Leaders To Ban LGBT Members

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.10.2017 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gay and lesbian Mormons and their supporters are reeling over a rule change by church officials that says members in same-sex ...

Religion Scholar Boycotts Conference At Mormon University

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Brigham Young University has convened its annual International Law and Religion Symposium this week, featuring around 90 scholars, political lea...

Why Some Mormons Are Preparing For Doomsday

Salt Lake Tribune | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.12.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY – Mixing a brew of biblical prophecies, the Hebrew calendar, a volatile economy, world politics, and astronomical occurrences, hordes...

One Woman's Journey Growing Up Transgender And Mormon

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion

Transmormon, a documentary recently selected to be part of National Geographic's Short Film Showcase, explores what it's like growing up transgender a...

6 Questions With A Black Mormon Feminist

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a complicated history with race. In 1852, church leader Brigham Young announced that men of Africa...

Joseph Smith's Many Wives Come To Life In Mormon Artist's Portraits

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.28.2015 | Religion

When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dropped a bombshell statement last November confirming that founder Joseph Smith was a polygamist...

LGBT Mormons See Church's Stance On Gay Boy Scout Leaders As Another (Tiny) Step Forward

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion

The Mormon church is sticking with the Boy Scouts of America -- just as long as it is still able to ban gay adults from leadership positions. This is ...

Mormon Church Sticks With The Boy Scouts But Still Will Ban Gay Troop Leaders

Salt Lake Tribune | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY – The Boy Scouts of America isn’t going to lose its largest sponsor after all. The LDS Church announced Wednesday (Aug. 26), that ...

Mormon Leaders Appoint Three Women To Top Church Positions

Salt Lake Tribune | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.20.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormons across the globe praised LDS leaders for adding the faith’s top female officers to three high-level councils, calling the...

Mormon Church Releases First Photos Of The Stone Joseph Smith Used To Translate The Book Of Mormon

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church's push toward transparency about its roots and beliefs took another step forward Tuesday with the first publ...

Mormon Mom: Church's Refusal To Accept Gay Boy Scout Leaders Is 'Tragedy'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.29.2015 | Religion

After nine years and countless hours of service, Jordan Montgomery spent last Saturday completing the very last task he needed to become an Eagle Scou...

The Mormons Of YouTube Keep Church Tradition Of Journaling Alive

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.24.2015 | Religion

Ellie and Jared Mecham's YouTube channel is full of the minutiae of daily life. The two young parents upload vlogs of doctor's appointments, family ba...

Pioneer Day Is A Mormon Celebration Of History And Faith. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion

Pioneer Day is one of the most important dates on the calendar for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as Mormons. ...

Kate Kelly: If Staying In LDS Church Doesn't 'Spark Joy,' It's OK To Leave

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion

When I was excommunicated from the Mormon church just over a year ago, I was widely quoted as saying, “Don’t leave. Stay, and make things better....