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Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

...Latter-day Saints and said she hopes the faith reconsiders the policy. She said one of her goals as mayor is to meet with church leaders and discuss the new rules.Biskupski declined to discuss the church policy further Tuesday, saying she wanted to...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/salt-lake-city-elects-first-
Nation and World
Backlash over Mormon LGBT rule spreads among faithful

...to widespread speculation that church leaders are working on revisions to the...public after being emailed to local church leaders around the world.Because the...women at the encouragement of church leaders as a way to overcome what the...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-13/backlash-over-mormon-lgbt-ru
Nation and World
Salt Lake close to electing first openly gay mayor

...against housing and employment discrimination for LGBT people while also creating shields for religious freedom.Church leaders now preach a "fairness for all" approach in which the right to beliefs are balanced with compassion and understanding...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-05/salt-lake-close-electing-fir
Nation and World
Papa! Pope stirs excitement in DC, calls for climate action

...U.S. is an opportunity to connect with a humble church leader who has rejuvenated many of the country's believers...and more on compassion. The pope told the American church leaders that "harsh and divisive language does not befit the...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-24/papa-pope-stirs-excitement-d
Nation and World
See a need, fill a need

...collecting mail, doing laundry and storing personal belongings are also part of the program.Community members and church leaders interested in learning about the program can attend a fundraiser and information session today at Chapel by the Lake...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-11/see-need-fill-need
Local
End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

...said he was disheartened by the BSA vote to allow gay leaders, but also saddened about the "pretty big hint" by church leaders of a Mormon exodus from Boy Scouting.Given that most units in Utah are Mormon-affiliated, Daw said, being part...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/end-boy-scouts-ban-gays-prompts-elati
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Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

...church-sponsored units to continue excluding gays as adult volunteers. But that assurance has not satisfied some conservative church leaders,'"It's hard for me to believe, in the long term, that the Boy Scouts will allow religious groups to have the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/boy-scout-board-approves-end-blanket-
Not For Web
Pope asks pardon for church's 'offenses' against indigenous

...in the presence of Bolivia's first-ever indigenous president, Evo Morales.Francis noted that Latin American church leaders in the past had acknowledged "grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-10/pope-asks-pardon-churchs-offenses-aga
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Orthodox church gets a new old look

...use of Native languages in worship services was unique. American missionaries were instructed by the government and church leaders to suppress the use of Native languages and customs. As a result, many Tlingit embraced the religion and were eager...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-28/orthodox-church-gets-new-old-look
Local
Mormon church bucks the trend

...been a goal to "really spark within the lives of people once again a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."Can church leaders "reawaken (faith) in those who have become complacent ... or drifted away," as Burns puts it?Only time will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-11/mormon-church-bucks-trend
Local

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