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According to a Mormon Newsroom essay, religion matters to society's morality, charity and dignity.

Mormon Newsroom published the commentary "Why Religion Matters: The Salt of Society" April 24, explaining how religion can add to the savor of society. The piece is the fourth essay in the five-part series "Why Religion Matters."

"Societies are complex organisms with untold layers, dimensions, facets and sensibilities," the essay reads. "Government, commerce, the arts, families and schools all play a part in vitalizing the body politic. And religion can help enliven these associations, instilling them with moral direction, charitable commitment and the force of dignity."

Read the full article at Mormon Newsroom.

Alison Moore is a writer for the Faith and Family sections at She is studying journalism and editing at Brigham Young University.

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