Pursuing Religious Liberty Worldwide
"This is not a call for doctrinal compromises but rather a plea for unity and cooperation on strategy and advocacy toward our common goal of religious liberty for all."
Religious Freedom in an International Context
"[The] restoration of the fulness of Christian doctrine teaches us that God created and put His children on Earth to grow spiritually by making right choices between good and evil consistent with His commandments. Freedom of choice is, therefore, fundamental to God’s plan.”
Going Forward with Religious Freedom & Nondiscrimination
“We should accept the reality that we are fellow citizens who need each other."
Defending Our Divinely Inspired Constitution
Our belief in divine inspiration gives Latter-day Saints a unique responsibility to uphold and defend the United States Constitution and principles of constitutionalism.
JRCLS National Meeting
All that is necessary for unity in a helpful coalition is a common belief that there is a right and wrong in human behavior that has been established by a Supreme Being. All who believe that should unite to preserve and strengthen the freedom to advocate and practice our separate religious beliefs, whatever they are.
Elections, Hope, and Freedom
"We must strive for mutual understanding and treat all with goodwill. We must exercise patience. We should all speak out for religion and the importance of religious freedom. We must, above all, trust in God and His promises."
Concerns and Counsel
“Everyone, from kindergarten children through the ranks of professionals and mothers and fathers and friends and neighbors, can and should understand what religious freedom is and why it is important."
The Complementary Function of Religion and Government in a Global Setting.
“None of us can ignore the importance of religion globally — in politics, conflict resolution, economic development, humanitarian relief, and more."
Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Society
“This point of course contradicts the contention that religion is mostly a matter of history without significance in modern times, or, more ominously, that religion is irrational and discriminatory and therefore should be diminished in both public expression and influence. Far from relics of the past, religious principles and religious believers are a vital present and future force everywhere.”
Challenges to Religious Freedom
"[The protection of conscience] helps people from a wide spectrum of beliefs feel assured that their deepest concerns and values are respected and protected."
Loving Others and Living with Differences
"As followers of Christ, we should live peacefully with others who do not share our values or accept the teachings upon which they are based."
Hope for the Years Ahead
“There should be room for all good-faith views in the public square, be they secular, religious, or a mixture of the two. When expressed sincerely and without sanctimoniousness, the religious voice adds much to the text and tenor of public debate.”