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Ogden Greek Food Festival coming back, but it’ll be smaller than before

SOUTH OGDEN — It'll be smaller this go-round and there won't be quite as wide a variety of food. After a hiatus last year brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, though, the Ogden Greek Food Festival — which has fed thousands in prior incarnations — is returning. "It's exciting. It's not ...

Utah’s oldest continuously operational synagogue reaches 100-year milestone

OGDEN — Community members and congregants last week celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Congregation Brith Sholem, Utah’s oldest continuously operational synagogue, during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The building, located at 2750 Grant Ave., was established as a sanctuary for ...

LDS Transitional Services gives a hand up to those needing help

The helplessness and hopelessness of many people transitioning out of severe issues in their lives is being addressed by an initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church’s Transitional Services initiative, which has been in service for more than a decade, ...

Mormon vaccine push ratchets up, dividing faith’s members

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After more than a year of attending church virtually, Monique Allen has struggled to explain to her asthmatic daughter why people from their congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints don’t wear masks. Allen said she’s taught her daughter that ...

Provo protest sparks as part of ongoing reaction to Elder Holland speech

PROVO — Commotion surrounding a talk given by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on Monday at the Brigham Young University Annual Conference has grown to a high pitch. Holland’s address was specifically tailored toward faculty and staff — no students attended — but naysayers and supporters alike ...

Elder Holland promotes unity while poking detractors of church in BYU keynote

Faculty and staff at Brigham Young University met Monday for the university’s annual conference, where they are given instruction, information and a yearly pep talk before school starts next week. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of ...

Baptist minister speaks on overcoming prejudice in LDS church magazine

In an effort that reflects the ongoing friendship and common goals between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a special interview on overcoming prejudice is featured in the September digital and print Liahona ...

LDS Church welcome centers provide resources to immigrants, refugees

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is stepping out in humanitarian services and initiatives, fulfilling the teaching of the New Testament to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and care for the widow and downtrodden.As part of its Immigrant Services Initiative, the LDS Church has ...