Elder Soares outlines the foundations and fruits of religious freedom in Texas keynote address

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The world seems to be a fragile place, given a global pandemic, economic uncertainties, racial disharmony, a cancel culture, embattled political processes and decreased trust in leaders and peers.

“The most deep and true things about us are our faith and our relationships,” said Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in an address on religious freedom broadcast Oct. 28. “But in the midst of this anxiety, it seems that we don’t see each other.”

But a closer look reveals the dignity of human action all around, with ordinary people becoming extraordinary — physicians treating the sick, congregations stocking food banks, volunteers feeding the poor, humanitarians alleviating the destruction of natural disasters and neighbors caring for neighbors.