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Elder Gary E. Stevenson joined the Salt Lake City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Monday to celebrate the work of civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr.

In his keynote luncheon address at the Little America Hotel, the apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asked “that we fulfill the invitation of the Savior to love one another, for love is of God. … May we all strive to be our brother’s keeper, to foster civility and to emulate Christlike love.”

As he did last May in Washington, D.C., Elder Stevenson commended the NAACP for its work to advance equality and justice in society. He also expressed gratitude for the strong bond shared by the Church and the NAACP.

“We are all part of the same divine family,” Elder Stevenson said. “Our well-being is tied to our neighbor’s well-being.”

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