Friday, May 24, 2024
HomeChurchElder Holland Calls for New Approach to Worldwide Humanitarian Efforts

Elder Holland Calls for New Approach to Worldwide Humanitarian Efforts

- Advertisment - Save on Great LDS Gifts

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed an audience at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, England this week. In his speech, entitled “Investing in our Future with Faith,” he called on non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments, and faith groups to refocus their efforts when responding to refugees and internally displaced people.

 

Elder Holland and Baroness Nicholson at the panel at Chatham House, London, England.

 

Elder Holland was invited to attend the meeting at Chatham House by Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, Chair of AMAR International Charitable Foundation. The foundation and LDS Charities work closely together on global humanitarian outreach.

 

Members of the panel hosted by AMAR International Charitable Foundation

 

During his address, Elder Holland spoke about the Yazidi refugee experience in Iraq and around the Middle East. “Beginning in 2014, the Islamic State (IS) began to persecute the Yazidis because IS considered them to be pagans and devil worshippers,” explained Elder Holland. He continued, “Presently, many Yazidi survivors are located away from their home villages in camps for internally displaced persons or are living as refugees in other countries.”

 

 

At the conclusion of his time, Elder Holland noted that since The Church was once persecuted for their beliefs, “we are determined to do all we can to assist others who face the same circumstances.”

A transcript of Elder Holland’s speech can be found here. A full report of the AMAR Conference can be found here.

Join the Discussion!
- Advertisment - LDS Scripture Study
Natalie Bruce
Natalie Bruce
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.

UPDATE: Missionary Couple Passes Away in California Auto Accident

Update: The following statement was released on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. It is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing...

20 Things NOT to Say to Someone Questioning the Church

Navigating conversations about faith and belief can be sensitive, especially when someone is questioning their religious affiliation. Here are 20 things you...

Need Courage to Stand for the Truth? Try This! | 23 May 2024

Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! Struggling to find the courage to stand up for your beliefs? Try these principles...

Children Need Christ-Centered Parents | 24 May 2024

Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! Children need devoted parents who have centered their lives on Christ. Check back tomorrow for...
Related
- Advertisment -Color Scriptures from LDS Bookstore
Recent