"The world today, with all its problems, it needs you, the church you represent and your work," Michael Nobel said. "It needs you more than ever. Thank you, Elder Christofferson, and my sincere thanks to your organization for continuing your work."
As the standoff over nuclear weapons continued Monday between the United States and North Korea, a senior Mormon leader accepted a World Peace Prize in India and called on world leaders to recognize that a failure to accommodate religion results in conflict.
White horses led a large procession to honor Elder D. Todd Christofferson, who walked down a green carpet on the street outside the World Peace Center in Pune, India, to the sounds of Indian bagpipers and high-pitched cymbals.
"My friends, peace is our common aim," said Elder Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Peace between countries, peace within communities and peace, ultimately, for each of us."