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Lesson 19: Defending Religious Freedom

TitleLesson 19: Defending Religious Freedom
Publication TypeManual Lesson
Year of Publication2015
Corporate AuthorsThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Manual TitleTeachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon (Teacher Manual)
PublisherThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Place PublishedSalt Lake City
KeywordsAgency; Religious Freedom; Tolerance

Religious freedom is the sacred privilege to believe and act as we choose—to define ourselves and then live in the way our consciences dictate—while at the same time respecting others’ rights (see D&C 134:4). In this lesson, students will examine Book of Mormon accounts in which individuals and groups sought to overthrow the Church of God and to undermine religious rights and freedoms. Students will be reminded that religious freedom needs to be protected and preserved today.