Public Affairs

In the first section of the Doctrine and Covenants, Latter-day Saints are given a commandment to bring the Church "out of obscurity." Today, thousands of faithful Latter-day Saints serving in public affairs callings work hard to help people better understand who we are and what we believe. These public affairs councils help Church leaders build relationships with community, government and faith leaders, forming a vital bridge between our congregations and the communities they call home. (See LDS Public Affairs site )

“One of our key roles in Public Affairs is to show others that we love, follow and seek to emulate Jesus Christ. This involves working with community, media and government organizations as well as leaders of other faiths. We seek to bring to the table things that will strengthen faith, open doors for the Church, correct misunderstandings and serve within the community.” Elder Dudfield, National Director.

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