Several talks have been given on the topics of protecting religious freedom and the way secularism is colliding with religion. Here are a few:

His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., president of the U.S. Council of Bishops for the Catholic Church, gave a forum address this past week at Brigham Young University, one of the universities owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See the following stories for more information:

Cardinal George Addresses Religious Freedom in Speech at BYU (Contains an audio link.)

LDS, Catholics must defend religious freedom, cardinal says at BYU

Cardinal: Catholics, Mormons must defend religious freedom together

Elder Dallin H. Oaks addressed an audience yesterday at Harvard University, discussing basic Mormon beliefs. He also talks about how higher education contributes to the lack of understanding about religion.

Transcript of Elder Oaks’ talk follows: “Fundamental Premises of our Faith

Read news stories below:

Don’t Marginalize Religion, Elder Oaks Says to Harvard Law Students

Apostle Addresses Harvard Audience on Mormon Faith

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See these articles for summaries of other talks recently given:

Gay marriage battled endangering religious voices, LDS leader says

Religious Liberty is being challenged worldwide