184th Annual General Conference talk summaries (+photos)

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  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    April 8, 2014 6:55 a.m.


    If you happened to listen the the Saturday afternoon session when all the General Authorities are sustained, you would have heard names from many different parts of the world that preside in the Church. The "lilly white" as you put is, has long gone from the old days when the Church was just being re-established and made up of largely white Americans.

  • bigv56 Cottonwood, CA
    April 7, 2014 10:22 a.m.

    There are tens of thousands of African members in Africa. The number of African American members is growing in the U.S.

  • liberty or ...? Ogden, UT
    April 7, 2014 9:49 a.m.

    Willem if you had watched the sessions of the conference the Tabernacle Choir and talks by the general authorities included a representation of all different races and ethnic back grounds. I counted no less than 6-8 African American Tabernacle choir members alone that I saw plus 4-5 of oriental descent this doesn't include latino, Hispanic or south American representation although many talks by the 70 were from minorities countries and backgrounds such as Carlos Amado, Michael Teh. Also keep in mind demographics We have a far larger hispanic and caucassian population than black population here in the mountain west due largely to original mormon pioneers being from european descent or hispanic. My stake alone has one whole ward for spanish speaking members not including the more english fluent population that attendsthe regular wards like mine. This is different from many west and east coast wards where you will find more diversity due to more converts and demographic history. Most who attend conference here are local members largely from older convert families so If you trying to insinuate a racist accusation I would invite you to rethink it and use more logic.

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    April 7, 2014 9:43 a.m.

    Well Chris, lucky for you, there are lots of sad stories, and tons of nasty hateful comments for you to read in the other categories of the newspaper, and on a limitless number of other sites.

    Enjoy your wallow in misery if that is what you prefer.

    Many of us prefer the positive nature of general conference talks.

    It was great! (and I say it without sarcasm.)

  • BooWho Davis, UT
    April 6, 2014 6:42 p.m.

    Thank you for the clarification!

  • JLR Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 6, 2014 4:35 p.m.

    BooWho, it's usually called semi annual general conference

  • Willem Los Angeles, CA
    April 6, 2014 4:26 p.m.

    Are there any African Americans in our church? I looked at the 75 pics all Lilly white not one person of color?

  • Fifth Angel Orem, UT
    April 6, 2014 3:53 p.m.

    This is the 184th year of General Conference. April is the annual one and October the semi-annual one. So, listen in October and you'll notice they refer to it as the 184th semi-annual conference.

  • BooWho Davis, UT
    April 6, 2014 1:05 p.m.

    I am a little confused why it is referred to as an "Annual General Conference". Since it is held in April and October, wouldn't that make it a Semi-Annual conference?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2014 6:33 p.m.

    Conference is really neat-o and lots of blessings everywhere for everyone