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Colombian Latter-day Saints participate in interfaith forum hosted by the Berkeley International School

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Young Colombian Latter-day Saints joined in a recent interfaith forum designed to help students better understand world religions and their life-benefiting ideals.

Several members participated in the forum, which centered on the question: “Where is the faith of today’s young people?” The Berkeley International School organized the event, which was attended by almost 300 students, according to Colombia’s Mormon Newsroom.

The forum also examined the benefits of living gospel principles and how religious devotion can help young people develop and realize their potential.

Today’s youth “can change their lifestyles by living correct principles and strengthening their faith,” forum participant Jhon Gallego, a local member, told Mormon Newsroom.

Besides Church members, forum participants included representatives from the Catholic Church and from the local evangelical and Muslim communities. Full-time missionaries assigned to the area also participated, answering questions in both Spanish and English.

Forum attendees received copies of the Book of Mormon and other Church materials.

Members in this coastal city are anxious to share their beliefs with their neighbors in anticipation of this year's dedication of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.