3. Religious Freedom

Readings: 

Religious Freedom Manual from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Religion: Bound by Loving Ties” (Brigham Young University devotional, Aug. 16, 2016)

Quentin L. Cook, “Restoring Morality and Religious Freedom,” Ensign, Sept. 2012, 31–39.

Robert D. Hales, “Preserving Agency, Protecting Religious Freedom,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2015, 111–13.

“The faithful use of our agency depends upon our having religious freedom” (Robert D. Hales, “Preserving Agency, Protecting Religious Freedom,” 112).

Russell M. Nelson, “Teach Us Tolerance and Love,” Ensign,May 1994, 69–71.

Dallin H. Oaks, “Balancing Truth and Tolerance,” Ensign,Feb. 2013, 24–31.

John Locke, “A Letter about Toleration” 

James Holt, Freedom of Religion in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

James Holt, Freedom of Religion in the Book of Mormon

David A. Bednar (2021) And When He Came to Himself (Luke 15:17)

Slides from the session are below:

Readings that may be of interest

Eric Patterson (2021) Religious Freedom and Democracy a Decade after the Arab Spring

Darren McGarvey (2018). Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass

James Holt (2019) Beyond the Big Six Religions: Expanding the Boundaries in the Teaching of Religion and Worldviews email James for a scan of the chapters mentioned

Freedom Declared Foundation

Barack Obama (2006) On Faith and Politics