On the 64th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education choice, the LDS Church’s governing First Presidency and most sensible NAACP officials referred to as at the global to “demonstrate greater civility, racial and ethnic harmony, and mutual respect” whilst getting rid of “prejudice of all kinds.”
“In meetings this morning,” Nelson stated, “we have begun to explore ways — such as education and humanitarian service — in which our respective members and others can serve and move forward together.”
Johnson stated his historic civil rights group regarded ahead to that joint effort.
“President Nelson, the statement you just made expresses the very core of our beliefs and mission at the NAACP,” he stated. “We admire and share your optimism that all peoples can work together in harmony and should collaborate more on areas of common interest.”
Nelson, regarded as a “prophet, seer and revelator” via hundreds of thousands of contributors of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all over the world, reiterated the church’s “fundamental doctrine — and our heartfelt conviction — that all people are God’s precious children and are therefore brothers and sisters.”
“All human beings — male and female — are created in the image of God,” he added. “Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny.”
Johnson stated the binds being established between the Utah-based religion and the NAACP must function a style for how teams can unite to succeed in commonplace targets.
“Like the Latter-day Saints, we believe all people, organizations and government representatives should come together to work through how to secure peace and happiness for all God’s children,” Johnson stated. “ … We invite all people and organizations to follow our mutual example in coming together and finding ways to work in harmony and with greater civility.”
The LDS Church and NAACP are exploring techniques to staff up on humanitarian efforts and schooling projects.
Thursday’s landmark assembly and statements appear specifically potent, given the former stress between the 2 teams.