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Rush: Chintzy Architecture Hinders Religion

Rush: Chintzy Architecture Hinders Religion

By Nicholas Rush

July 24, 2019

Imagine perusing through the stone-clad Sistine Chapel in Italy, peering up at the 65-foot vaulted ceilings bearing the seemingly endless kaleidoscopic mosaic of Michelangelo's frescoes, timeless markings of devotion, grace and unfettered beauty. Imagine your feet trodding over the hallowed floors of col...

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

By Emily Anderson

May 10, 2019

  Statewide, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comprise 61.55% — nearly two-thirds — of the state population, according to a December 2018 article published by The Salt Lake Tribune. Although the University of Utah is the state’s flagship institution, its demographics lo...

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

By Josh Petersen

April 23, 2019

  The University of Utah Theatre Department does not shy away from controversy. In November, the play “Big Love” featured onstage nudity, explicit sexual content and graphic violence. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disavow media with profanity or strong sexual...

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

By Morgan Barron, Josh Petersen, Kristiane Sonnenberg, Andrea Alvarado, Elise Scott, and Jacob Brown

April 10, 2019

  What is the Church's Influence on You? While The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the predominant religion in the state of Utah, individual experiences with and within it are hardly monolithic. At the University of Utah, students pursue an education in an environment that regu...

Sonnenberg: White Religious Conservatives and the Utah Pro-Life Movement

Sonnenberg: White Religious Conservatives and the Utah Pro-Life Movement

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

April 10, 2019

  The Utah March for Life was smaller than you’d expect. Utah has a reputation for its social conservatism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stances on controversial topics often influence the opinions of its membership. The Church teaches that “elective abortion for pe...

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

By Nicholas Rush

April 8, 2019

  The first-ever professor of Latter-day Saint studies at the University of Utah, award-winning author Paul Reeve, has been appointed chair of the Latter-day Saint Studies Steering Committee. According to the Tanner Humanities Center, the committee was initiated in 2010 to “encourage vibrant...

Grief, Faith and Gay: Coping With Loss When Faith and Sexuality Collide

Grief, Faith and Gay: Coping With Loss When Faith and Sexuality Collide

By Amy Loret

April 2, 2019

  When faith and sexuality collide, stories involving personal feelings of grief and loss experienced by those in Utah and the University of Utah's LGBTQ+ community are common. "Grief, Faith, and Gay: Coping with Loss when Faith and Sexuality Collide" was hosted by the U's College of Social Work...

Community Members Show Support for Christchurch with Friday Prayer at the U

Community Members Show Support for Christchurch with Friday Prayer at the U

By Mandi Johansen

March 24, 2019

  The Muslim Student Association at the University of Utah hosted a Friday Prayer for Christchurch in the Union Ballroom. Following the tragic events in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, the Muslim community has been affected across the globe. In order to stand in solidarity with the victims...

Alvarado: Are Atheists Less Trustworthy?

Alvarado: Are Atheists Less Trustworthy?

By Andrea Alvarado

February 9, 2019

  Although the First Amendment clearly states that freedom of religion is protected under the Constitution, there is confusion surrounding atheism and the rights of those who consider themselves non-religious. Atheists are estimated to comprise roughly 25 percent of the population in the United States, though polls struggle to find the exact number. Stigmas su...

Sonnenberg: Why I Get Relationship Advice from a Celibate Man

Sonnenberg: Why I Get Relationship Advice from a Celibate Man

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

February 8, 2019

  Most people ask their friends and family for relationship advice and try to learn from couples that they admire — couples who have been there, done that and survived the hard times. I get relationship advice from all of these sources, too, but the best advice I’ve ever received actually c...

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