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Read updates to the Church’s political neutrality and participation topic page

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The Church has updated its “Political Neutrality” topic page on
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has updated its “Political Neutrality” topic page on, with the June 1 update including an expansion of the title to “Political Neutrality and Participation.”

The revision includes a new lead paragraph, which reads:

“The work of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints includes sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, strengthening individuals and families, and caring for those in need. The Church does not seek to elect government officials, support or oppose political parties, or, generally, take sides in global conflicts. The Church is neutral in matters of politics within or between the world’s many nations, lands, and peoples. However, as an institution, it reserves the right to address issues it believes have significant moral consequences or that directly affect the mission, teachings, or operations of the Church.”

Also new to the topic page is a paragraph under a subhead of “Conclusion,” which reads:

“To navigate the application of these principles of political neutrality and participation in an ever-changing and complex world, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will continue to seek prophetic wisdom and revelation on these matters.”

You can find more about the updates to this Church topic page on Church News, and read the Church’s complete updated statement on Church Newsroom.

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