Over the past couple of months I’ve had the opportunity to visit with Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Catholic Archbishop of Louisville Kentucky and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University; and Dr. John G. Turner, an associate professor at George Mason University who has recently been researching the history of Mormonism in the United States. I am impressed by their lives and efforts to do good. We have much in common, and it was good to talk with them about the importance of faith, family, and safeguarding religious freedom.
Many of us have opportunities to reach out to friends and neighbors of other faiths and collaborate to improve our communities. I encourage you to be a part of the effort to know your neighbors and build on common principles and virtues that bring us together and make us better. Serving together and building relationships will also help us become better disciples of Jesus Christ.