MORMON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MORMON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYUtv meets TV critics, and gay question arises http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309550-223/byutv-critics-swofford-flats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309550-223/byutv-critics-swofford-flats.html.csp">BYUtv meets TV critics, and gay question arises</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:18:27.973-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. • BYUtv recently met members of the Television Critics Association, and the critics came away impressed. The Provo-based, LDS Church-owned channel presented itself and some of its programming at the TCA press tour — a semiannual gathering of critics from across the United States and Canada. It was the first time BYUtv appeared before the TCA, where critics are accustomed to seeing presentations from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, CNN, Discovery, HBO, Showtime and more. And it was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309550@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:18:27 MDT Mormon church used to make it easy to follow its money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58321988-180/church-writes-mormon-1947.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58321988-180/church-writes-mormon-1947.html.csp">Mormon church used to make it easy to follow its money</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:06:46.067-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In 1947, the LDS Church had about a million members in 170 stakes, 1,293 wards, 132 branches (smaller congregations) — and no debt. Education was the Utah-based faith’s largest budget item, and a fair amount of its income also went to help the needy in the U.S. and abroad. These tidbits were in a financial report leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced during April’s General Conference (which lasted three days, rather than today’s two). Mormon leaders routinely offer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321988@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:06:46 MDT Mormon survey: Women, ordination, apostasy, PR and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58293555-78/church-women-lds-members.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58293555-78/church-women-lds-members.html.csp">Mormon survey: Women, ordination, apostasy, PR and more</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T08:13:37.892-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 08:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Feminist Kate Kelly’s excommunication from the LDS Church in June may have been a local decision, but Mormon officials knew its impact, given all the media attention, would reach members across the nation, if not the globe. So this week the Research Information Division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emailed a survey to see how concerned members — or their family, friends and acquaintances — are about “the roles, responsibilities or treatment of women in the church,” and what...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293555@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:13:37 MDT Video reveals Mormon woman’s transgender journey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58301928-180/transgender-daughter-eri-hayward.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58301928-180/transgender-daughter-eri-hayward.html.csp">Video reveals Mormon woman’s transgender journey</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T18:29:02.482-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 06:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At 4, Eddie Hayward told his Mormon parents he wanted to be Cinderella and go the ball. By 10, he said he had two people inside of him — one male, one female. Six years later, he thought he was gay. Now, at 26, the young Latter-day Saint knows her real identity — Eddie is Eri, a beautiful and confident transgender woman. A 15-minute documentary about Eri’s experience completed in 2013 by Salt Lake City-based filmmaker Torben Bernhard — in partnership with KUER’s VideoWest —has now been viewed mo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301928@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:29:02 MDT LDS leader: Faith lags behind tenets in empowering women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276431-78/lds-women-eubank-faith.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276431-78/lds-women-eubank-faith.html.csp">LDS leader: Faith lags behind tenets in empowering women</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T17:30:07.54-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormon beliefs about women are the most expansive and empowering in the world, LDS official Sharon Eubank said Friday, but the faith’s practices don’t always match its preachings. “As a daughter of God, I have divine parents. I belong to the household of God,” Eubank, director of LDS Charities, the Utah-based church’s humanitarian wing, said on the second day of the 16th Annual FairMormon conference in Provo. “Nothing can separate me from communication with my Heavenly Parents. They don’t put an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276431@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:30:07 MDT Letter: Religion not a factor in court choice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284519-82/court-mormon-religion-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284519-82/court-mormon-religion-state.html.csp">Letter: Religion not a factor in court choice</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:02.676-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Tribune editorial board opinion (“The people’s court,” August 10), which calls for a non-Mormon to be appointed to the Utah Supreme Court, could be more honestly expressed by demanding that any candidate for the Court vacancy, who is a Mormon, be excluded from consideration for his or her religious beliefs. The second clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, with respect to religious freedom “...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ...” The intent of this clause...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284519@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:02 MDT Abraham to blacks to Brigham — Mormon essays confront tough questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58183736-180/church-essay-lds-tribune.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58183736-180/church-essay-lds-tribune.html.csp">Abraham to blacks to Brigham — Mormon essays confront tough questions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T17:11:00.098-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They have tackled touchy topics: Did Mormons really abandon polygamy in 1890? Did Brigham Young order the Mountain Meadows Massacre? Do Latter-day Saints believe a man can become like God? These are just some of the prickly questions confronted in a string of provocative essays released in the past half year or so by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The aim of these articles is to help devout members, skeptical outsiders and even committed critics better understand the sometimes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183736@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:11:00 MDT Mormon churches in Ebola countries may suffer sans missionaries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58269009-180/church-missionaries-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58269009-180/church-missionaries-config-data.html.csp">Mormon churches in Ebola countries may suffer sans missionaries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:43:06.573-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During the past week, all Mormon missionaries assigned to Sierra Leone and Liberia have been evacuated safely from those West African countries and reassigned to other locations due to the Ebola epidemic, according to a statement Wednesday on the LDS Church’s newsroom website. “Missionaries will be traveling to their new assignments over the next few days,” the news release said. “When they arrive, they will call their families to update them.” The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58269009@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:43:06 MDT FAIR gathering to focus on women, blacks, gays, other Mormon issues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263725-78/mormon-church-conference-fair.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263725-78/mormon-church-conference-fair.html.csp">FAIR gathering to focus on women, blacks, gays, other Mormon issues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T20:45:12.585-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the 16th annual FAIR conference gets underway this week, participants will find the same hot-button topics that Mormon apologists have explored in years past — the role of women in the LDS Church, homosexuality, the exclusion of black men from the faith’s all-male priesthood until 1978 and questions about the historicity of the Book of Mormon. It was, in fact, these issues that prompted a group of Internet-savvy Mormon defenders to launch FAIR, which stands for Foundation for Apologetic Infor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263725@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:45:12 MDT Mormon feminists discuss tone and the patriarchy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58254493-80/women-church-tone-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58254493-80/women-church-tone-lds.html.csp">Mormon feminists discuss tone and the patriarchy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-03T09:18:52.215-06:00">Updated Aug 3, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LDS officials have said that simply asking about the possible ordination of women to the all-male priesthood is not a problem, but the approach taken by Ordain Women is. In other words, a question’s “tone,” more than its tune, is what makes it off-limits for Mormons. Yet there is no acceptable tone for LDS leaders since these feminists are challenging the status quo, said several speakers Saturday on the last day of the annual Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City. The women, speaking on a panel ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58254493@www.sltrib.com Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:18:52 MDT Ordain Women, abuse, defections on tap for Mormon symposium http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234093-78/abuse-lds-mormon-symposium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234093-78/abuse-lds-mormon-symposium.html.csp">Ordain Women, abuse, defections on tap for Mormon symposium</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T11:13:17.813-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not all Mormon marriages live up to the ideals of love and mutual respect the LDS faith teaches. And not all abuse is physical. These are among the conclusions of a presentation that will be given at the 2014 Sunstone Symposium, which begins Wednesday night and runs through Saturday at the University of Utah. The four-day annual conference, with the theme “Bridges and Byways: Traversing the Mormon Landscape,” will feature scores of speeches, panel discussions, artistic displays, full-length fil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:13:17 MDT Gay support group issues challenge: Read Book of Mormon daily http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58237617-180/book-mormon-challenge-affirmation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58237617-180/book-mormon-challenge-affirmation.html.csp">Gay support group issues challenge: Read Book of Mormon daily</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T16:18:05.192-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Starting this week, more than 100 LDS believers have accepted the challenge to read a chapter a day from the faith’s signature scripture, the Book of Mormon. At this pace, they will complete the entire text in 239 days. What makes this challenge different, though, is that it was issued not by LDS Church headquarters but from Affirmation, a support group for gay Mormons that many church members presume is opposed to the faith. The instructions on Facebook for reading together are clear: Read a c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237617@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:18:05 MDT Letter: Pioneers were loyal Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58225029-82/pioneers-facts-mormon-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58225029-82/pioneers-facts-mormon-americans.html.csp">Letter: Pioneers were loyal Americans</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:30:02.117-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I enjoyed the “facts” article in the Trib (“This is the place for facts you might not know about Mormon pioneers,” July 24). But I was a bit confused about the assertion that the pioneers were not loyal Americans. If one of the church’s sacred doctrines is that the Constitution of the United States was divinely inspired; if the church’s 12th Article of Faith — “We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law” – was writte...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58225029@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:30:02 MDT 7 surprises in the Mormon pioneer diet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58169927-223/cheney-utah-pioneers-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58169927-223/cheney-utah-pioneers-mormon.html.csp">7 surprises in the Mormon pioneer diet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:55:56.224-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Pioneer Day approaches, Utah tends to remember only those Mormon settlers who survived on boiled mush, sour weeds or — in some cases — nothing at all as they crossed the Western plains. Of course, the stories about starvation are the exception, said Utah author and food historian Brock Cheney. Because of their tragic nature, “a lot of our stories about the pioneers talk about the hardships,” said the author of “Plain but Wholesome: Foodways of the Mormon Pioneers.” “But once they were settle...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169927@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:55:56 MDT This is the place for facts you might not know about Mormon pioneers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216230-78/mormon-pioneers-wagon-1847.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216230-78/mormon-pioneers-wagon-1847.html.csp">This is the place for facts you might not know about Mormon pioneers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T20:15:27.387-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You may be yawning at the thought of yet another Pioneer Day parade celebrating the heroic arrival of beleaguered Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley. You’ve heard of the LDS prophet declaring on July 24 that “this is the right place.” The tragic Willie and Martin handcart companies, trapped in snowy Wyoming. The crickets and sea gulls. But there’s a lot you might not know about Mormon pioneers and their historic trek. We asked several historians to share little-known facts about the day, the pe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216230@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:15:27 MDT Letter: Guilt complex shows in black Mormon story http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215466-82/black-flake-mormon-complex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215466-82/black-flake-mormon-complex.html.csp">Letter: Guilt complex shows in black Mormon story</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:01.6-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Peggy Fletcher Stack’s story of Green Flake, “forgotten black Mormon,” (“Black Mormon pioneers ... ” July 22), while interesting, rings with the apologetic guilt complex that is pervasive in American academia and journalism today. The Green Flake story, as well as other black persons of family interest, has been recorded in both family journals and published books for many decades. I recall seeing the wagon, with captioned story, that Green drove from Winter Quarters to Utah prominently displaye...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215466@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Letter: Book of Abraham essay doesn’t help much http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215518-82/essay-abraham-book-smith.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215518-82/essay-abraham-book-smith.html.csp">Letter: Book of Abraham essay doesn’t help much</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:01.8-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Joseph Smith’s translation of the Book of Abraham from Egyptian hieroglyphics has long been a problem f or questioning Mormons, but the church’s recent essay on the subject (“Mormon essay: Abraham essay may not be literal translation,” July 8) may not help much. It requires members to be linguistic contortionists. The church insists that “translate” doesn’t really mean translate, though that’s exactly what Joseph Smith said he was doing. Rather, they claim, he was just “inspired” to write this a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215518@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp">New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:43:10.136-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Next week, a group of newly organized mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates — interested in or working with the LDS population — will meet in Utah. Organizers created the Mormon Mental Health Association in June to provide “training, research, strategy, collaboration and education in the mental health treatment of Mormons, helping ensure that this population’s needs are being met by trained professionals who adhere to their professions’ code of ethics.” There already is th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211921@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:43:10 MDT Black Mormon pioneers — a rich but forgotten legacy of faith http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198497-78/black-mormon-flake-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198497-78/black-mormon-flake-says.html.csp">Black Mormon pioneers — a rich but forgotten legacy of faith</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T18:41:40.932-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 06:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Green Flake was in the vanguard company of Mormon pioneers in 1847, driving a wagon into the Salt Lake Valley with LDS prophet Brigham Young, who famously declared Utah to be the right place to build Zion. But you won’t likely see a figure of Flake atop any floats in Thursday’s Days of ’47 Parade as they glide down the streets of Utah’s capital. That could be because Flake’s story is unfamiliar to the vast majority of Mormons. Or because the South Carolina-born convert’s narrative is, well, a ta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198497@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:41:40 MDT Hikers to retrace Mormon pioneers’ first steps in Salt Lake Valley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190930-78/encampment-park-pioneers-breakfast.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190930-78/encampment-park-pioneers-breakfast.html.csp">Hikers to retrace Mormon pioneers’ first steps in Salt Lake Valley</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:30.159-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The First Encampment Celebration hike is a relaxed family affair and fun for those who want to get a feel for what it was like for the original Mormon pioneers entering the Salt Lake Valley. Oh, yeah, there’s a pancake breakfast, too. On July 22, 1847, about 100 pioneers camped in tall grass near Parleys Creek at what today is 1700 South and 500 East. (Brigham Young’s contingent followed two days later.) The spot has been many things through the years, but leading up to the sesquicentennial cel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190930@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:30 MDT