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Sophia Eppolito

Sophia Eppolito is an author at Religion News Service.

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Mormon vaccine push ratchets up, dividing faith’s members

By Sophia Eppolito — August 31, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After more than a year of attending church virtually, Monique Allen has struggled to explain to her asthmatic daughter why people from their congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints don’t wear masks. Allen said she has taught her daughter that wearing a mask is Christlike, but […]

Utah university should ditch ‘Dixie’ name, committee says

By Sophia Eppolito — June 8, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah school has been studying the impact of changing its name following a national outcry against racial injustice after the death of George Floyd.
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