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The Book Of Mormon Honored At Library Of Congress Event

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The Book of Mormon was chosen for an exhibit at the Library of Congress highlighting books "that shaped America."

Mormon Apostle D. Todd Christofferson will be in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. He will attend an event at the Library of Congress honoring the Book of Mormon and offer the prayer at the Senate's morning meeting.

Both invites came from Utah’s senior senator Orrin Hatch, who, as President Pro Tem of the Senate, is responsible for presiding over each Senate meeting, which includes opening each morning with a prayer.


Following the morning meeting, Elder Christofferson will address a group gathered at the Library of Congress. The event honors the Book of Mormon’s inclusion in the “America Reads” exhibit.


The idea behind the exhibit is to highlight “books that shaped America,” and the selection process involved a survey responded to by thousands of readers.


The top 40 vote-getters are on display and feature books including“The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand and Alex Haley’s “Roots.”


Elder Christofferson’s remarks will focus on why the Book of Mormon has been in the exhibit and how the book of scripture has influenced millions of American lives.

Lee Hale began listening to KUER while he was teaching English at a Middle School in West Jordan (his one hour commute made for plenty of listening time). Inspired by what he heard he applied for the Kroc Fellowship at NPR headquarters in DC and to his surprise, he got it. Since then he has reported on topics ranging from TSA PreCheck to micro apartments in overcrowded cities to the various ways zoo animals stay cool in the summer heat. But, his primary focus has always been education and he returns to Utah to cover the same schools he was teaching in not long ago. Lee is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is also fascinated with the way religion intersects with the culture and communities of the Beehive State. He hopes to tell stories that accurately reflect the beliefs that Utahns hold dear.
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