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Lesson 19: Defending Religious Freedom
|Title||Lesson 19: Defending Religious Freedom|
|Publication Type||Manual Lesson|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Corporate Authors||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
|Manual Title||Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon (Teacher Manual)|
|Publisher||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
|Place Published||Salt Lake City|
|Keywords||Agency; 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.
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