Elder Dallin H. Oaks' ongoing tour of Argentina has included a call for religious freedom at a time of rising secularism across the globe.
A member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Oaks delivered a lecture Thursday advocating religious freedom and religious teaching at the Argentine Council for International Relations.
His South American visit has also included meetings with civic and educational leaders in Argentina and Uruguay, along with a variety of ecclesiastical assignments.
Prior to Thursday's lecture, Elder Oaks spoke with the Deseret News/LDS Church News about why protecting religious freedoms is essential amidst a secularism spike.
DN: Why should protecting religious freedom matter to people who identify themselves as non-believers or non-religious?