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  • The Western Wall at an anti-abortion monument? Good intentions, bad visual

    By Mark Paredes

    July 18, 2012 | 12:52 am

    In a case of using questionable means to achieve a noble end, pro-life pastors and activists in Kansas are planning to incorporate a full-size replica of the Western Wall in their proposed International Pro-Life Memorial and National Life Center. The wall will have 60 crosses in... read on

  • Liberal Protestants bash Israel again—why dialogue?

    By Mark Paredes

    July 12, 2012 | 12:54 am

    According to the church’s official website, a semiannual General Synod of the Church of England “debates matters of national and international importance.” Given the current state of the world, there should be no shortage of items to discuss. However, the Eurozone meltdown,... read on

  • Jewish-Mormon collaboration

    By Mark Paredes

    July 2, 2012 | 12:36 am

    Last week a Jewish journalist contacted me about Mormon outreach efforts to the Jewish community. His email came just after an LDS leader interested in reaching out to Jews had called for a briefing on the “ABC organizations” that make up the organized Jewish community. Their... read on

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  • Greece’s biggest failure? The Orthodox Church

    By Mark Paredes

    June 18, 2012 | 1:00 am

    ἄρα γε ἀπὸ τῶν καρπῶν αὐτῶν ἐπιγνώσεσθε αὐτούς (“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”) – Matthew 7:20

    And even I, myself [King Benjamin], have labored with mine own hands that I might serve you, and that ye should not... read on

  • Fred Karger in Utah: Anti-Mormon meets homophobe

    By Mark Paredes

    June 13, 2012 | 11:50 pm

    Not many people were aware before today that one of the country’s leading anti-Mormons has been running for the Republican presidential nomination. Fred Karger, whose signal electoral exploit so far is having beaten Ron Paul in Puerto Rico, was the brains behind the “Californians... read on

  • Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews—a mystery and a shanda

    By Mark Paredes

    June 12, 2012 | 12:27 am

    It is openly stated in books written by the founders of Zionism that the means by which they planned to establish a state was by instigating anti-Semitism … They intentionally infuriated the German people and fanned the flames of Nazi hatred, and they helped the Nazis, with... read on

  • Why would a Jew become a Mormon? Ask Marlena

    By Mark Paredes

    June 5, 2012 | 11:26 pm

    The proverbial “third rail” issue for a Christian blogger on a Jewish website is Jewish conversion to Christianity. It is one of the few issues that unites practically all Jews, and well-funded organizations (e.g., Jews for Judaism) have been set up to keep Jews from converting.... read on

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Mark Paredes is a Mormon Bishop and a member of the Jewish Relations Committee of the LDS Church’s Southern California Public Affairs Council. He has worked for the ZOA, the...

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