Work with others

  • Identify members of your own faith who are concerned about and want to promote religious liberty. Discuss with them things you can do together.
  • Join or attend meetings of other groups dedicated to promoting religious liberty.
  • Volunteer and participate in initiatives sponsored by other faith-based organizations.
  • Build relationships with people of influence. Attend local zoning decisions, city council meetings, and other local meetings even when those meeting may not directly address issues involving religious freedom. Being proactive and building relationships in the community now will be helpful if a religious freedom issue arises later.


 

Increase Awareness of Religious Freedom in Your Local Community

  • Encourage joint activities between different churches and faiths in your community where people of faith from the different sects may begin to know one another better.
  • Volunteer and participate in initiatives sponsored by other faith-based organizations.
  • Speak out at PTA, school, and church meetings.
  • Sponsor a religious freedom run or other event, and use the proceeds to support an organization that promotes religious freedom.
  • Sponsor a religious freedom festival where people from different religious faiths share an important religious custom, belief, or food.


 

Political Participation

  • Run for public office or hold others accountable for attitudes about religious freedom.
  • Write your congressperson or senator about legislation that affects religious freedom.
  • Ask your senator or congressperson how he or she plans to defend religious freedom.
  • Lobby for legislation that protects religious freedom.
  • Work to create religious liberty commissions in state and local governments.
  • Donate to candidates or organizations which actively seek to promote religious liberty.
  • Insist that ideas motivated by religious beliefs must not be excluded from the "public square."


 

Foster Principles of Religious Freedom within the Religious Community

  • Volunteer and participate in initiatives sponsored by other faith-based organizations.
  • Serve a public affairs or Office of General Counsel mission.
  • Write letters to the editor, letters to government officials, and op-eds.
  • Teach religious freedom from the scriptures.
  • Hold a family home evening on religious freedom.
  • Write a talk about religious freedom.
  • Teach youth and other individuals about religious freedom in your church activities and programs such as Mutual, Priesthood, and Relief Society.
  • Write an article for the Ensign or Church News about religious freedom.Type your paragraph here.

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