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Answers to Common Questions

Understanding My Role

1. What can I do to protect religious freedom?

First, learn more about religious freedom. Second, get involved in community efforts to protect it. Protecting religious freedom means speaking up so that all people have the right to live according to what really matters to them. Speak up for religious freedom in your professional, business, educational, and community organizations. Let your legislators know you care about the issue. Often, your best chance to defend religious freedom will simply be to participate in conversations with friends and coworkers. Third, follow Christ’s example by being kind, respectful, and civil to everyone, regardless of their choices. Finally, and most importantly, live your religion. As you seek to be an example of what you believe, others will have greater respect for you and your beliefs. 

Learn four ways Elder Robert D. Hales says we can—and must—protect religious freedom.

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