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In celebration of the 75th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Elder Jeremy R. Jaggi, a General Authority Seventy and member of the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, hosted members of the diplomatic corps, government officers and leaders from faith and community organisations at a luncheon in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, on Friday, 24 November 2023.

The theme of the event was “Human dignity for everyone, everywhere.”

A new Religious Freedom brochure in English and Te Reo Māori, produced by the Church with input from several organisations, was presented.

Guests included the High Commissioner of Samoa, H.E. Mr. Afamasaga Toleafoa; Charge d’affaires South Africa High Commission, Ms. Nkensani Mahloko; U.S. Embassy representative, Mr Jonathan Crawford, Deputy Political and Economic Counselor.

Speakers at the event were 2022 International Law and Religion Symposium delegates, Vanisa Dhiru, Commissioner, National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Rakesh Naidoo, National Manager Ethnic Partnerships, New Zealand Police.

Also attending was Rachel Qi, President, Wellington Multicultural Council; Kim Smith, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Ministry of Justice; Mere Fiore, Chair, Wellington Interfaith Council; Sr. Catherine Jones, Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary; Paul Rytting, Pacific Area Church Legal Counsel; President Paul Clark, Wellington Mission Leader; Peter Thomson, Church Communication Director, Lower North Island & South Island.

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