Elder Oaks Honored in Religious Freedom Exhibit

“Elder Oaks Honored in Religious Freedom Exhibit,” Ensign, Jan. 2008, 80

Elder Oaks Honored in Religious Freedom Exhibit

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was honored in an exhibit featuring those who have helped define the concept of religious freedom.

The exhibit, titled Faces of Religious Freedom, opened on September 19, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia, USA, and was created by the Council for America’s First Freedom.

“Dallin Oaks was selected to represent the Latter-day Saints not only for his leadership role within Church hierarchy, but as an individual that has achieved great accomplishments in his personal life and has in turn promoted the importance of religious freedom through his work,” said Isabelle Kinnard, council vice president for education and exhibition curator.

Text accompanying the photo of Elder Oaks in the exhibit extols his leadership in the Church, his time as a professor of law at the University of Chicago, as president of Brigham Young University, and as a justice of the Utah Supreme Court. It also quotes the eleventh article of faith, “We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege. …”

Elder Dallin H. Oaks