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Our daily rundown of the articles from around the web that we feel our readers would enjoy and appreciate. We hope to highlight the best of what’s around.

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President Nelson tells young adults to focus on three fundamental truths, including ‘who you are’

Tad Walch—Deseret News

President Russell M. Nelson told a worldwide audience of young adults that they have three primary identities 1) Child of God 2) Child of the Covenant 3) Disciple of Christ. You can read more of our coverage.

USCIRF Calls on Iran to Remove Restrictions on Golrokh Iraee Following Release from Prison

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Iran has released religious prisoner Golrokh Iraee from prison. She had advocated for the end of stoning. She continues to have travel and speech restrictions, and the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has called for those restrictions to be removed.

Being a Political Journalist Made Me a Better Christian

Jon Ward—Christianity Today

Yahoo’s Chief National Political Correspondent writes about how his career in journalism has helped him increase his faith. His journey is useful to all people of faith seeking to find a way to balance their interaction in the public square with their convictions and relationship with Christ.

5 Ways Pastors Can Care for Those Struggling with Sexual Identity

Carl R. Trueman—Crossway

Carl Trueman, author of the new book Strange New World, has written about ministering to those dealing with issues of sexual identity. His article is directed to pastors but is applicable to all folks looking for a way to navigate these issues in a caring and Christian context.

Making Sense of the Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo

Isaac Chotiner—The New Yorker

The New Yorker has a useful explainer of what influenced the senseless racist shooting in Buffalo. By Common Consent has a take on how Latter-day Saints might appropriately approach the kinds of media that influenced the shooting.

About the author

C.D. Cunningham

C.D. Cunningham is the managing editor of Public Square magazine. After graduating from BYU-Idaho, he studied religion at Harvard University Extension. He serves on the board of the Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association.
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