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Religious Freedom

Jesus Christ’s “teachings are the guiding light that illuminates our path,” Latter-day Saint testified during an interfaith event hosted by a Pope Francis during first-ever papal visit to Mongolia.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted an exhibit that featured a Christus statue and family history during a global faith event in Chicago.

Nearly 50 speakers from different religions, government roles, community organizations and institutions of higher education participated in the event.

In recent years, Church leaders have repeatedly spoken about the need to preserve and defend the freedom to worship.

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With more than 30 years of legal experience, Relief Society General President Camille Johnson presented at the international summit in London.

In addition to being an Area Seventy, Elder Baxter is an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

“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 during an interview featured on the Church News podcast.

During the Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah, President Steven J. Lund urges others to come together.

“Religious freedom is not just the right to believe; it is the right to carry our beliefs into action,” said President Dallin H. Oaks in a Church News podcast.

Elder Clark G. Gilbert was the keynote speaker at BYU’s Religious Freedom Annual Review, which also featured multiple sessions with policymakers, scholars and religious leaders.

From the Ivory Coast to Australia to Peru, here’s how Church leaders and members are promoting religious freedom.

Speakers and panelists discussed using religious liberty to bring people together during the Fairness for All Summit on the 10th annual Iowa Religious Freedom Day.

Elder Kevin W. Pearson, Utah Area president, spoke alongside members of five other religions in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Tuesday.

Speaking to stake and mission leaders in Illinois and Wisconsin, President Oaks addressed the Respect for Marriage Act — which codified same-sex marriage and also provided needed protections for religious expression.

The statement reaffirms the Church’s desire to preserve religious freedom and the rights of LGBTQ individuals.

The Constitution creates a system of government that will only succeed when citizens seek to moderate and to unify on contested issues, said Thomas B. Griffith.

“We will always be for religious liberty, and we want it for everybody,” says Elder Quentin L. Cook in a Church News video titled “A Righteous Motive.”

President Oaks calls for “a global effort to defend and advance the religious freedom of all the children of God.”

In part 3 of a three-part series, President Oaks spoke about the importance of religious freedom during an interview at the Rome Temple Visitors’ Center.

Those of all faith traditions “need to unite all over the globe. … We have a lot to learn from each other on religious liberty.”

“The most effective representation of religious liberty is a representation that stands up for people of faith or no faith,” President Oaks said at the 2022 Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit.

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

The dean of Notre Dame Law School said religious freedom is “an essential precondition for political freedom, economic prosperity and human flourishing.”

President Dallin H. Oaks called for a global effort to “defend and advance” religious freedom during the Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit.

From President Dallin H. Oaks in Rome to Elder Ulisses Soares in Brazil to President Camille N. Johnson in Iowa, Church leaders have taught about religious freedom on three continents.