From the archives: Responses of joy evoked by 1978 revelation on priesthoodIn its first reporting of the 1978 revelation on priesthood, the Church News cited the extensive media attention given and a telegram sent by U.S. President Jimmy Carter. But the report's most powerful words were the responses from black members.
How the June 1978 priesthood revelation changed the lives of the Martins family in BrazilLife for Helvécio Martins and his son Marcus changed dramatically as Brazilian Church members with black African ancestry, when the June 1978 revelation allowed all male members 12 year and older to receive the priesthood, no matter race or color.
Brazil in 1978: How a revelation and a temple changed everythingA one-two punch of events in 1978 served as a catalyst for Church growth in Brazil — the June 9 announcement of the revelation affording the priesthood to be given to all worthy male members and the October 30 dedication of the São Paulo Tem
President Nelson concludes 'Be One' remarks by invoking a blessing 'that we may overcome any burdens of prejudice'The First Presidency hosted a worldwide celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1978 revelation of the priesthood on June 1. All are equal to God, said President Russell M. Nelson. All have the same opportunities in the gospel.