Elder Oaks Speaks to Mexican Legislators on Religious Freedom

  • 3 May 2016

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses representatives of 97 different religions from 23 Mexican states as well as half a dozen legislators April 14 on the importance of religious freedom.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke on the importance of religious freedom to representatives of 97 different religions from 23 Mexican states and half a dozen legislators.

Elder Oaks was one of more than 350 participants in the First Meeting of Lawmakers and Inter-religious Councils of Mexico in the Chamber of Deputies April 14 in Mexico City, Mexico.

“Religion is important in global security, conflict resolution, economic development, humanitarian aid, environmental protection, and other areas,” he said.

He asserted that many of the most significant advances of morality in Western society have been motivated by preaching from the pulpit and religious principles. “Religion and its participants are important for a nation and its citizens because they have motivated and produced a great good in the world,” he said.

The meeting also covered issues such as right to life, faith, and conscientious objection. Adventist, Catholic, and Anglican leaders also spoke during the meeting.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks on the importance of religious freedom to representatives of 97 different religions from 23 Mexican states and half a dozen legislators April 14 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks speaks on the importance of religious freedom to representatives of 97 different religions from 23 Mexican states and half a dozen legislators April 14 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy (left) and Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles participate in the First Meeting of Lawmakers and Inter-religious Councils of Mexico in the Chamber of Deputies April 14 in Mexico City.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles participates in the First Meeting of Lawmakers and Inter-religious Councils of Mexico in the Chamber of Deputies April 14 in Mexico City.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is recognized at the First Meeting of Lawmakers and Inter-religious Councils of Mexico in the Chamber of Deputies April 14 in Mexico City.