“Build Upon Our Common Ground”

Elder Gary E. Stevenson

2020 NAACP Convention Remarks

The Deseret News published this article about Elder Stevenson’s speech at the 2020 NAACP Conference.

“Elder Stevenson said the church’s leader, President Russell M. Nelson, and the NAACP’s president Derrick Johnson, have linked arms to set an example.”

“Engagement with a broader and more diverse community,” he said, “engenders individuals and groups to think outside of themselves. Ignorance dissipates, replaced by acceptance, which grows to understanding, ultimately progressing towards unity of heart and civility.”

“He called on people to take three actions — to be their brother’s keeper, to foster civility and to emulate Christ-like love.”