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Miscellaneous Pearls — Protecting religious liberties and freedoms

Elder D. Todd Christoffersen

Reasons to protect religious liberties and freedoms, by Elder D. Todd Christoffersen

Reasons for protecting religious liberties and freedoms, presented by Elder D. Todd Christoffersen:
    •  Religious liberty is the oldest freedom in international human rights law.
    •  Religious liberty is essential for preserving human dignity.
     Religious liberty promotes pluralism and peace.
     Religious liberty facilitates a proper separation of church and state.
.       Religious liberty allows the provision of critical services to society and its most disadvantaged members.
      Religious liberty enables all to freely pursue truth and the meaning of life, and to live accordingly.
      Religious freedom protects other fundamental rights.
     Religious freedom promotes civic virtues, such as aiding the poor
.       Religious freedom nurtures strong families and strong communities within society
     Religious freedom tends to promote stability and prosperity within countries
.       Religious freedom tends to lessen crime and violence within countries which maintain such freedoms
.       Religious freedom tends to promote humanitarian service, volunteerism, and marital stability


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