At the end of March, Elder Dudley of the North America Northeast Area Authority met with Rev. Chandler, President of the Virginia NAACP conference, along with local Stake leaders and church members and local NAACP branch leaders. They enjoyed a breakfast at the Grace Street Chapel of the Richmond Branch, listened to speeches given by Elder Dudley and Rev. Chandler, watched inspiring videos, and engaged in conversations between the two groups. Brother Stuart Scott, who organized the event, reported that quite a few people had their hearts and attitudes changed and both sides left that morning feeling like they could work well together.
The theme "Good Faith Through Service" was inspired by The First Presidency’s meeting with national leaders of the NAACP in Salt Lake City in May of 2018 where Pres. Nelson said “Together we invite all people, organizations and governmental units to work with greater civility, eliminating prejudice of all kinds and focusing more on the many areas and interests that we all have in common.”
*You can find more information about the Church’s efforts to promote greater civility and mutual respect among all of God’s children HERE.
*More information about the Virginia Conference of the NAACP can be found HERE.
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