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Women of Conscience

Voicing your deepest convictions and living your highest truths may challenge the culture around you. Freedom of conscience is vital to the exercise of moral agency, especially in the face of opposition. We forge our identities by taking a stand on what is right and wrong.

Latter-day Saints Celebrate 175th Anniversary of Women’s Organization

Celebrating its 175th anniversary on March 17, 2017, the all-female Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1842 under the direction of the Prophet Joseph Smith. It was intended for “the relief of the poor, the destitute, the widow and the orphan, and for the exercise of all benevolent purposes”

Freedom of Religion Is Inherent in Latter-day Saint Beliefs

Everyone should have the privilege of worshipping God according to the dictates of their own conscience — however, wherever or whatever they choose. This is a strong belief and one of the tenets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (see the Church’s eleventh article of faith).

Millennials Gather for Interfaith Conversation

Mormon young adults joined with those representing various faiths to share their experiences regarding the impact of religion in their lives. The discussion, hosted by the Canadian Interfaith Conversation (CIC), was held at the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs in Toronto, Ontario, on February 23, 2017.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of women throughout the world. Women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrate their history and rejoice in their present. United by basic values of love and kindness, Mormon women are a strong voice that works to create sacred spaces where all are welcome.

Mormons Participate in Interfaith Service for Healing and Peace

In a world of increasing turmoil and uncertainty, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are committed to learn from and associate with those of other religions whose members also desire mutual respect and understanding.

Mormons Share Hugs and Hospitality During Interfaith Harmony Week

Hundreds of people joined hands to form a “human hug” around the Ummah Mosque in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the first week of February 2017. During the half-hour vigil, participants extended unity, love and protection to their Muslim neighbours, expressing support for the constitutional right to exercise freedom of religion in peace.

Latter-day Saints Join Multi-faith Roundtable Discussion on Religious Freedom

In recognition and celebration of the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Surrey, British Columbia, hosted a roundtable discussion with the Global Clergy Association and members of several faith traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism, on February 4, 2017.

Latter-day Saints Offer Love and Support to Muslim Community

A memorial service for victims of the Quebec City massacre at a Muslim mosque on January 29, 2017, was held at the TARIC Islamic Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on February 4 and attended by followers of several faiths, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormons Support Conference Exploring Relationship of Religion and Citizenship

Religion is not just private worship; it involves public expression on social and moral issues. In the third of a series of “Our Whole Society” conferences on May 8–9, 2017, at Saint Paul University (Ottawa, Ontario), significant questions about the role of faith in Canadian life will be addressed.