“We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.” —Articles of Faith 1:11
“It is incumbent upon the members of the Church who have had the gift of religious freedom to share this knowledge and testimony with the peoples of the world. Do not underestimate the profound influence—politically and socially—of the principles of the restored gospel upon all of mankind.`” —David B. Haight
This Day in LDS History
1920 Elder David O. McKay of the Twelve and Hugh J. Cannon, editor of the Improvement Era, board the Empress of Japan at Vancouver British Columbia, beginning their approximately 60,000-mile tour of missions throughout the world.
1953 The West German government grants the Church Koerperschaft des Oeffentlichen Rechts (Corporation under Public Law), giving it equal rights with the established churches in Germany. This is the first time in German history that a foreign church has been so honored.
1968 President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency conducts the site dedication and groundbreaking for the Washington D.C. Temple, the first temple in the eastern United States.