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OXFORD, England — St. Johns College was the setting for a panel discussion on religious freedom around the world.

It was a continuation of what happened on Wednesday at the British Parliament, as Elder Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined a baroness and a Princeton professor in a symposium on International Religious Freedom.

Elder Oaks was among several panelists invited to the campus. His remarks focused on the need for an international discussion on religious freedom and said the LDS Church believes people everywhere have a God-given right to worship as they see fit.

“I maintain that religious teaching and the religiously motivated actions of believers are essential to a free and prosperous society and continue to deserve special legal protections,” Elder Oaks said.

Attendees at the symposium Thursday included students, scholars and clergy.

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