Evangelical leaders in Utah; will meet with an LDS leader

by | Mar. 09, 2011

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Evangelical leaders from across the country will be here Thursday for their first ever board meeting in predominantly Mormon Utah, and experts say the significance extends beyond the religious divide.

Chief executive officers of 40 denominations will be in Salt Lake City and Park City for the semiannual meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals. In addition to that gathering, the group said in a statement that it plans to meet with a leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as Gov. Gary Herbert.

“We’ve never met in Utah and the organization started in 1942, so that’s kind of a long spell of time to specifically avoid Utah,” Rev. Greg Johnson said. “I think the tensions between historic Mormonism and historic evangelicalism probably set the stage for that kind of scenario.”

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