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Video: Faith links all to preserve, protect, restore and defend religious freedom

Those who enjoy religious freedom should think about the circumstances of people who don’t enjoy religious liberty, said President Dallin H. Oaks

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A Church News video, titled “Religious Freedom Worldwide,” features interviews with leading advocates of the cause.

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Faith, legal, academic and government leaders gathered in Rome, Italy, for the 2022 Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit. Those who care about religious liberty should link arms to preserve, protect, restore and defend religious freedom in the United States and around the world, they said.

This Church News video, titled “Religious Freedom Worldwide,” features interviews with leading advocates of the cause.

“The most effective representation of religious liberty is a representation that stands up for people of faith or no faith,” said President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It is an important fight for “not just your humanity and your religious liberty,” but “for the humanity and the religious liberty of everyone,” said activist Cornel West.

There’s no one tradition of faith that can do this on its own, added Robert P. George, a professor at Princeton University.

“The only way to make progress on religious freedom worldwide is for people who enjoy religious freedom to think about the circumstances of people who are not religious, not believers, haven’t yet seen the importance or can’t enjoy religious freedom in the conditions of the country where they live,” said President Oaks.

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President Dallin H. Oaks, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, talks with Notre Dame Law School dean G. Marcus Cole during the Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit at Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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