News Release

Church Expresses Concern for those Fleeing Violence, War and Religious Persecution

In response to recent media inquiries, the following statement has been released:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is concerned about the temporal and spiritual welfare of all of God's children across the earth, with special concern for those who are fleeing physical violence, war and religious persecution. The Church urges all people and governments to cooperate fully in seeking the best solutions to meet human needs and relieve suffering.


Refugee children play outside tents in the Ritsona refugee camp near Athens, Greece, in July 2016. Photo: Hayley Smith, for the Deseret News.

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