Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Divide

During the years since the 1978 policy change on the priesthood, and especially during the past decade or so, many initiatives have been undertaken by the Church and its members, black and white, to reach across racial boundaries and to create a genuine brotherhood and sisterhood among the different races and ethnic groups. Most of these initiatives and efforts remain unknown to most LDS members. Two of the leaders most intimately involved in these programs will share their experiences and identify both successes and obstacles encountered in their efforts to promote fuller and more comfortable relationships among ethnic and racial groups in and out of the Church.

Armund L. Mauss, Marvin C. Perkins and Mark Paredes