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.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the importance of defending and preserving religious freedom throughout the world. Significant speeches given by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints address the Church’s position on religious freedom:
Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Brigham Young University-Idaho
13 October 2009
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:
“Catholics and Latter-day Saints: Partners in the Defense of Religious Freedom”
Cardinal Francis George
Brigham Young University
23 February 2010
Full text of speech (.pdf file)