Is Religious Freedom a Reality in Africa?
Religious, governmental and academics Leaders Meet to Protect Religious Freedoms in Africa The conference was hosted by African Consortium of Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) and sponsored by the University of Addis Ababa, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owned, Brigham Young Universities Centre for Law and Religious Studies. The symposium focused on the role of freedom of religion in Africa.
Church leaders Stanley G. Ellis and Richard R. Curtis Jnr., both General Authority Seventies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined government leaders, academics, legal professionals and religious leaders from around the world to promote and protect religious freedom in Africa this week. Those who presented provided thought-provoking research and stimulated much discussion on this critical subject.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the importance of defending and preserving religious freedom throughout the world. Significant speeches given by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints address the Church’s position on religious freedom:
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