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Elder Dallin H. Oaks honored for championing religious freedom

Speaking to what he termed the most influential audience he's ever addressed on the subject, Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter­-day Saints, encouraged people of all faiths to unite and “walk shoulder to shoulder on the same path” to strengthen and defend religious freedom (see full transcript).

“The free exercise of religion is the basic civil liberty because faith in God and His teachings and the active practice of reli­gion are the most fundamental guiding realities of life,” Elder Oaks said.

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