Jul 21, 2019 4:27 pm MDTPresident Nelson to national NAACP convention: We want to be 'dear friends' President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke Sunday at the NAACP national convention at the Cobo Center in Detroit. "True community begins with just such relationships," President Nelson said.
Tad Walch covers the LDS Church and the Church Education System, including BYU, BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii. Tad has worked for the Deseret News for 10 years, serving as the Enterprise Team Editor, the City Editor and the Utah County Bureau Chief. Tad studied journalism at BYU, where he twice served as editor of the Daily Universe. He was a co-founder of Cougar Sports Magazine and served co-editor from 1993-1997. He worked as a sports reporter, sports editor, Olympics reporter and courts reporter at the Daily Herald from 1997-2003. Tad has lived for 28 years in Utah County, where he and his wife are raising five children.
Jul 17, 2019 2:09 pm MDTChurch announces replacement for Boy Scouts, Personal Progress: 'Children and Youth' The new initiative to replace the Boy Scouts and Personal Progress programs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is called "Children and Youth" and will be rolled out in September in a broadcast featuring President M. Russell Ballard.
Jul 17, 2019 11:16 am MDTPresident Nelson to speak at NAACP national convention on Sunday President Russell M. Nelson will speak at the 110th NAACP Annual Convention in Detroit on Sunday, a signal of the strength of the year-old partnership between the African American organization and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jul 16, 2019 10:51 am MDTLayton Utah Temple site belonged to this 'honored' family for over a century Land homesteaded by an illiterate Englishman who traveled to Utah as a pioneer convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent some 150 years in his family. Now that Layton land will become home to one of the church's new temples.
Jul 10, 2019 1:51 pm MDTBYU makes changes to reduce 'misunderstanding and anxiety' over Honor Code The new Brigham Young University administrator said Wednesday that additional changes to school's Honor Code Office are meant to target "misunderstanding and anxiety" over its procedures and increase transparency.
Jul 1, 2019 5:07 pm MDTCardinal Dolan meets with President Nelson, calls religious freedom 'quintessential American cause' President Russell M. Nelson hosted Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who holds the most prominent Catholic post in the United States as archbishop of New York, for a meeting in his office on Monday, a day after Cardinal Dolan spoke at the Freedom Festival.
Jun 11, 2019 7:01 pm MDTBYU's Wheatley Institution to be led by member of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's staff Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's deputy chief of staff for policy and strategic communications is leaving to run BYU's Wheatley Institution, a think tank designed to preserve and strengthen core institutions like family and faith traditions.
May 26, 2019 5:52 pm MDTFacing epidemic of amputations and death, Pacific Islanders fighting diabetes The South Pacific is threatened by an epidemic. Tonga's king, Samoan village chiefs, presidents, prime ministers and ministries of health are turning to a class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the solution.