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Understanding My Role

5. How can we all come together if we have such different views?

If we want to help society move forward, we need to learn how to work together despite our differences. As always, Jesus set the perfect example. He never forced anyone to keep His commandments. He simply shared His truth and invited others to follow Him. Just as the Savior allowed everyone to make their own choices, we need to seek to understand others’ beliefs and allow them to live as they believe, as long as they don’t harm the health or safety of others. 

In political matters, we can focus on an approach that encourages “fairness for all” and find ways to come together on common ground without going against our beliefs (see, for example, how Utah House Bill 296 was passed). When we discover shared values and seek to protect everyone, we show that we follow Christ.

Learn more about working together when rights seem to conflict.

Learn more about having respectful conversations with people of different beliefs.

See all religious freedom FAQs.