President Russell M. Nelson urged us to “expand our circle of love to embrace the whole human family” (Teachings of Russell M. Nelson , 83). With so much diversity among God’s children, how can we create a community where all people live in harmony?
Creating unity in our diversity is not only a commandment (see John 17:21; Doctrine and Covenants 38:27), but also it is an opportunity for us to learn from and be blessed by our brothers and sisters of other cultures, ethnicities, and experiences.
The September 2021 issue of the Liahona has several articles to help us overcome racism and prejudice.
- “Overcoming Racism and Prejudice: We Can Build Bridges.” How to lead out in abandoning prejudice and promoting respect.
- “Jesus Christ Knows the Pain We Feel from Prejudice.” A quest to see people as the Saviour would see them.
- “How Can I Help Overcome Prejudice?” Six ways we can abandon prejudice and promote respect.
- “We Are Family: A Discussion on Overcoming Prejudice with Elder Jack N. Gerard and the Reverend Amos C. Brown.” A discussion on overcoming prejudice between Elder Jack N. Gerard of the Seventy and the Reverend Amos C. Brown.
- “We Are Better Together.” A Black member of the Church shares how we can find strength in embracing one another’s differences.
- “Facing Prejudice in the Workplace.” A man from Mexico shares how he experienced prejudice and was refused a job as a member of the Church.
- “Finding Belonging in Christ.” A mother in Japan shares how her ward welcomed her family after years of prejudice because of her children’s autism and ADHD.
- “Our Differences Don’t Have to Divide Us.” A young adult shares how she was able to maintain a friendship despite differing beliefs.
- “How to Disagree without Being Disagreeable.” A psychotherapist shares how we can learn to disagree without contention.
- “Gospel Topics: Racial and Cultural Prejudice.” An excerpt from the Gospel Topics entry on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.