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The global leader of children in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Sunday that a believer’s best response to living in a world that often misunderstands faith is simple: Engage society in sincere, civil ways. People of faith should participate in their communities, benefit from the world’s goodness and do everything possible to promote the common good.

“The public life of our country seems to be getting more and more secular. . . . And yet, we’ve never lived in a time when so many fascinating and unique religious practices live side by side,” said Primary General President Joy D. Jones at a devotional address to a small group of Latter-day Saints in Holladay, Utah. “This pluralism of religious experience is simply a fact of our changing society, and we have the pleasure of learning how to navigate it.”

The devotional was organized by Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Sister Jones pointed to precepts taught by Joseph Smith in the 1830s that are still relevant nearly two centuries later and can help Latter-day Saints navigate a complex world in civilized and respectful ways.

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