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Dallin H. Oaks
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Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Salt Lake City, UT
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Elder Dallin H. Oaks has served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since May 1984.

He is a native of Provo, Utah (born on August 12, 1932). He and his late wife, June Dixon Oaks, are the parents of six children. She died July 21, 1998. On August 25, 2000, he married Kristen M. McMain in the Salt Lake Temple.

Elder Oaks is a graduate of Brigham Young University (1954) and of the University of Chicago Law School (1957). He practiced law and taught law in Chicago. He was president of Brigham Young University from 1971 to 1980 and a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until his resignation in 1984 to accept his calling to the apostleship.

He has been an officer or member of the board of many business, educational, and charitable organizations. He is the author or co-author of many books and articles on religious and legal subjects. In May, 2013, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty awarded him the Canterbury Medal for “courage in the defense of religious liberty.”

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  • Brigham Young University
    1954
  • University of Chicago Law School
    1957
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"I have felt impressed to speak about divorce. This is a sensitive subject because it evokes such strong emotions from persons it has touched in different ways. Some see themselves or their loved ones as the victims of divorce. Others see themselves as its beneficiaries. Some see divorce as evidence of failure. Others consider it an essential escape hatch from marriage. In one way or another, divorce touches most families in the Church.

"Whatever your perspective, please listen as I try to speak plainly about the effects of divorce on the eternal family relationships we seek under the gospel plan. I speak out of concern, but with hope."
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"In the eyes of God, whether in the Church or in the family, women and men are equal, with different responsibilities."

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How does living your religion help you become a better member of society?

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"In the eyes of God, whether in the Church or in the family, women and men are equal, with different responsibilities." #ldsconf #ElderOaks 

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"If you wish to marry well, inquire well." #ElderOaks
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"Remember that all men have their fears, but those who face their fears with dignity have courage as well." #ldsconf http://bit.ly/1b6cvPr
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"Following Christ is not a casual or occasional practice but a continuous commitment and way of life that applies at all times and in all places." 

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Listen to Elder Oaks explain the value of religious freedom and advise what you can do to help preserve it today.
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently discussed the importance of religious freedom with Grant Nielsen and Amanda Dixon of KSL NewsRadio.
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"Religious insights and values are just as important today as they were 50 or 100 years ago." — Dallin H. Oaks
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) spoke at Utah Valley University on the importance of religious freedom and why he is optimistic about freedom of speech and expression.
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"As believers, we have a duty to preserve the name and influence of God and Christ in our conversations, our lives, and our culture."
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Listen to what #Elder Oaks teaches about our highest priority and how to commit to it. #ldsconf
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"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart.” #ldsconf http://bit.ly/1b6cvPr 

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