As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites all to “Light the World,” the theme of week one is: “Jesus’s love knew no bounds. Discover ways to help someone in another part of the world.”
We at BYU Studies support the goal to “become acquainted with all good books, and with languages,tongues, and people” (D&C 90:15). We have published articles that help us learn more about our neighbors around the world, including these:
A. LeGrand Richards, Building Bridges of Understanding: The Church and the World of Islam. Elder Boyd K. Packer introduced Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs on his visit to BYU in 2006, inviting Latter-day Saints and Muslims to find common ground and see each other as People of the Book.
Thomas F. Rogers, Reflections from the Ganges. Rogers shares insights gained from immersing himself in India’s most distinctive culture and telling what we can learn from them.
Seiji Katanuma, The Church in Japan. Katanuma reviews the growth of the Church in Japan through a cultural lens, looking at literature and government.
We look forward to the First Presidency Devotional, Dec. 2, 2018.