Some African American students feel like outsiders because their race is a minority at BYU.
Catholic UVU student Norma Salas has lived in Orem for 16 years and has been asked if she is a member of the LDS church countless times. To these consistent queries she replies, “Yes, I am. I am a member of the Catholic Church.”
The Rev. Garang Gabriel Atem stood to address the crown of visitors. His kind eyes met the visitor’s as he described his refugee past and his adjustment to American culture. His soft smile beamed when he told of becoming a priest last year. Atem testified of God’s hand in his life, no matter where he was.
Christians of many different denominations celebrate Easter differently. In the United States, 75 percent of people identify themselves as Christians, according to a 2015 Gallup poll. Christians throughout Utah have different Easter traditions, though each reverences the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Several other religions throughout Utah have gatherings, comparable to LDS General Conference, to receive religious instruction from spiritual leaders.
Provo City Council members answered student’s questions at the Policy Discussion Lunch on BYU campus. Students, faculty, and residents listened and participated in the discussion. Issues such as parking, housing, recycling, public transportation, and minorities were discussed.