We Cannot Be Deterred From Our Mission: Albert E. Bowen

Called Unto Liberty, Albert E. Bowen, 20th Century Sermons

Whatever affects the complete well-being of its members comes within the orbit of its solicitude. If in pursuit of its duty to advise and teach for their well-being, flowing from acceptance and living gospel principles, political notions are collided with that is merely an incidental consequence of its discharge of obligation and is entirely without political design. Though political sensitivity seems almost always intent upon looking for a chance to be wounded or a cause of offense, the Church is concerned solely with advocating its own program and principles. It cannot be deterred though these may have the purely collateral consequence of being at variance with some other systems.


Source: Albert E. Bowen, Church Welfare Plan, 1946, p. 77. Albert E. Bowen (1875–1953) was a mem­ber of the Quo­rum of the Twelve Apos­tles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to his call to full time church ser­vice Albert Ernest Bowen taught at Brigham Young Col­lege, then grad­u­ated with hon­ors from Uni­ver­sity of Chicago law school, prac­ticed law in Logan, Utah, and later Salt Lake City, where he also became involved in many impor­tant busi­ness ven­tures such as the Utah Con­struc­tion Com­pany, the Amer­i­can Sav­ings and Loan Asso­ci­a­tion, and the Utah Fuel Company.