Hundreds attend Interfaith concert in Ogden

Sunday , October 02, 2016 - 11:24 AM

JANAE FRANCIS, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Organizers of “A Celebration of Faith Through Music,” an interfaith concert designed to bring together members of various area faiths, said they were pleased with a standing-room-only crowd on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Ogden LDS Tabernacle.

“We had people standing in the hallways/doorways and turned away more than 100,” said Mike King, a local spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Ogden Interfaith Council that sponsored the event along with the LDS Church.

Rev. Monica Hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ogden said she believed more than 2,000 people attended, including many clergy and community members of many different faiths.

“It’s rare that we all gather together,” she said. “Music is one of those things that draw people together. ... It was a great day, a great night.” 

Hall said she believed the event, and others planned like it, help build bridges between faiths.

“This is one way we were all able to gather,” she said.

Pastor David L. Duncan of Valley View Baptist Church also said he believed the concert helped to spur interfaith relationships.

“The groundwork was laid for opportunities in the future to come together,” Duncan said.

Duncan said the concert was enjoyable as well as functional.

“We had good representation from our church,” he said. “We had good fellowship with other faiths. They included everyone that really wanted to be included.”

You may reach reporter JaNae Francis at 801-625-4228. Follow her on Twitter at @JaNaeFrancisSE or like her on Facebook.  

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