Mormon leaders' landmark speeches on religious freedom
Current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thomas S. Monson has also given guidance and direction regarding the importance of religious tolerance and liberty.
During President Monson's first address as the prophet of the LDS Church in April 2008, he called on all members to recognize the importance of religious diversity:
"I would encourage members of the Church wherever they may be to show kindness and respect for all people everywhere. The world in which we live is filled with diversity. We can and should demonstrate respect toward those whose beliefs differ from ours."
In the most recent general conference, President Monson stressed again the importance of following the example of Jesus Christ in being good citizens and respecting other's beliefs:
"We are a worldwide church, brothers and sisters. Our membership is found across the globe. I admonish you to be good citizens of the nations in which you live and good neighbors in your communities, reaching out to those of other faiths as well as to our own. May we be tolerant of, as well as kind and loving to, those who do not share our beliefs and our standards."
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