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The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday:
We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.
After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times. May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.
We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process which, by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors.
I’ve been following a few blogs that aren’t LDS that I absolutely adore. One in particular is saved-by-faith who is a Lutheran. When I first discovered her blog, I wrote a message explaining that although I was a Mormon, I found the blog terrific. That although we may be different denominations, we still have at least one thing in common: the love of Christ. She responded saying that there weren’t many Mormons where she lives so she knows very little about our faith. This made me realize just how little I know about other faiths as well.
I come here to suggest an idea: I want to co-run a blog with people of different religious backgrounds. There, we can answer questions from others and get to understand other religions better. I really enjoy this idea. Being LDS all my life, I have little knowledge of the believes of faiths and denominations such as Catholic, Lutheran, Jewish, Islam, etc. I really want to know not only the unique things about each religion, but also the things we have in common.
I really like this idea, and I want to know if people think it’s a good idea as well. I’m thinking there can be one or two representatives of each religion/denomination, and we can answer questions to get to know other faiths. If you’d like to help out or think this is a good idea, drop by my ask box. It would also be helpful if you could forward this idea along to people of other faiths. I’ll tag as many as I can think of, but I know I won’t get anywhere close. Your help is much appreciated! Thank you! Have a wonderful day!