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From Joseph Smith’s willingness to defend the rights of all people of faith to President Russell M. Nelson’s frequent interactions with other religious leaders, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a longstanding tradition of respect and love for believers everywhere.
As people around the globe celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 1–7, 2024), Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles says he is “convinced we can all live together peaceably as we love God and follow the ‘Golden Rule’ — treating others as we ourselves want to be treated.” Despite “misinformation, unfounded accusations, and societal divisions,” he adds, believers “can overcome such prejudice and ignorance with love and patience.”
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Recent interactions between Latter-day Saints and other believers are a model to follow. For example, Sikhs and Latter-day Saints in Dubai engage in a yearly service project. The Church collaborates with dozens of faith-based organizations, including Jewish, Muslim and other Christian faiths, to help children in New York. And the First Presidency regularly welcomes other faiths to Temple Square, such as the leader of Indonesia’s 100 million Muslims in December 2023.
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