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Utah Conference Focuses on Role of Blacks in Mormon Faith

Issues of race and diversity with the Mormon faith have bubbled up again after the church selected three white men last weekend to fill vacancies on a high-level governing body — a disappointment to many who hoped for an infusion of diversity. On Friday at a conference at the University of Utah, a series of panels will explore the status of blacks in a religion that didn't allow men of African descent in the lay priesthood until 1978 and still has a void of black leaders. Scheduled...

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