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Russell M Nelson and the Pope
Religious Outreach
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles meets with Sheikh Dr. Abdelhamid Metwally, the main religious leader in the oldest Mosque in Latin America (in Brazil).
Pope Francis greets President Henry B. Eyring in the Synod Hall at Vatican City at a colloquium on marriage held November 17-19, 2014.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles present former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams with a framed picture depicting an early Latter-day Saint apostle's visit to the Mount of Olives 175 years ago.
May 2017 Jewish-LDS Relationship-building meeting. Rabbi Gideon Shloush of the Aderet El Congregation (New York City) meets Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles and Elder Gerrit W. Gong (Presidency of the 70).
Evangelist and author Dr. Ravi Zacharias addressed the topics of faith, family and freedom in a gathering at the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Saturday, 18 January 2014.
Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder D. Todd Christofferson welcome new Catholic Bishop Oscar A. Solis on March 7, 2017, at Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City
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The Religious Outreach Council is Brigham Young University's center for academic interfaith dialogue.

Our purpose is to promote mutual respect and understanding between Latter-day Saints and persons of other faiths through:

  1. Celebrating commonalities and appreciating differences.
  2. Cooperating in order to correct misunderstandings or polemical criticism.
  3. Building relationships through ongoing academic dialogues with scholars/practitioners of other faith traditions
  4. Developing impactful scholarship and curriculum
  5. Coordinating BYU student interfaith outreach and opportunities