“Racism and Other Challenges” – Be One

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

October 27, 2020 BYU Devotional Address

“These statements by our prophet are eloquently summed up by what he said in our “Be One” celebration on June 1, 2018. Our gospel understanding “of the true brotherhood of men and the true sisterhood of women . . . inspires us with passionate desire to build bridges of cooperation instead of walls of segregation.” That is what we need for our future—for our nation, for our world, and for our individual divine destinies.

So what do we do now? In general conference, President Nelson “call[ed] upon our members everywhere to lead out in abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice” and pleaded with us “to promote respect for all of God’s children.”