Unity and Gratitude Emphasized at 30th Anniversary of Priesthood Revelation

Unity and Gratitude Emphasized at 30th Anniversary of Priesthood Revelation

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Close to 3,000 people packed the Salt Lake Tabernacle last night to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ action in June 1978 to extend its lay priesthood to men of all races.

Church leaders and members, including many who are African American, spoke to those attending the gathering. The celebration also featured musical selections from a choir led by Mormon Tabernacle Choir music director, Mack Wilberg, and soloist Alex Boye.

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