Defending Religious Freedom
    Footnotes

    “Defending Religious Freedom,” Ensign, January 2016, 16

    Defending Religious Freedom

    Elder Oaks speaking to group

    Those who believe that God gave us the ability to choose between right and wrong must work together to strengthen the freedom to advocate and practice religious beliefs, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said in an address to the Argentine Council for International Relations.

    “The preservation of religious freedom depends upon public understanding of and support for this vital freedom,” he said. “It depends upon the value the public attaches to the teachings of right and wrong in churches, synagogues, and mosques. Believers and nonbelievers must be helped to understand that it is faith in God—however defined—that translates religious teachings into the moral behavior that benefits the nation.”

    Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) in Argentina on April 23, 2015.