Church Expresses Concern for Those Fleeing Violence, War, and Religious Persecution

  • 30 January 2017

Khawleh Al-Hussen, standing with two of her seven children, says goodbye to Church members who visited the family—Syrian refugees who needed food, blankets, and winter clothing.  Photo by Sarah Jane Weaver, LDS Church News.

In response to recent media inquiries, Public Affairs released the following statement on

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is concerned about the temporal and spiritual welfare of all of God’s children across the earth, with special concern for those who are fleeing physical violence, war, and religious persecution. The Church urges all people and governments to cooperate fully in seeking the best solutions to meet human needs and relieve suffering.”