The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the importance of defending and preserving religious freedom throughout the world. The following is a six-part series of commentaries exploring the Church’s position on Religious Freedom:
Part 2: What Religious Freedom Means: Religious freedom is a fundamental freedom that runs deeper and reaches farther than many realize.
Part 3: Why We Need Religious Freedom: Religious freedom, or freedom of conscience, is critical to the health of a diverse society.
Part 4: Why Religious Freedom Matters to Mormons: Religious freedom is both a lesson of Mormons’ history and a principle of their faith.
Part 5: How Religion is Vital to Society: Religion is essential to a vibrant, democratic society.
Part 6: What Religious Freedom Requires of Us: Religious Freedom Is as Much a Duty toward Others as It Is a Right for Oneself.
Listed below are significant speeches given by Church leaders that also address the Church’s position on religious freedom:
“We Are All Enlisted”
Elder Russell M. Nelson
To the Young Adults of the Boston and Hingham Stakes
10 June 2010
Excerpts from speech
“The Threatened Demise of Religion in the Public Square”
Elder Lance B. Wickman
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
11 February 2010
Full text of speech
His Eminence Francis Cardinal George of the Catholic Church also addressed the subject of religious freedom during a speech at Brigham Young University:
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