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.”
BYU adjunct communications professor Carrie Moore, whose husband died in a plane crash 20 years ago, has turned heartache into hope by creating a nonprofit for grieving families.
Universities across the intermountain west are getting involved in interfaith discussions. Students from BYU, UVU, Idaho State University, USU and Weber, among others attended the USU Intermountain West Interfaith Leadership Lab in April.
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.