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  • Soul Sisters in St. Louis

    By Mark Paredes

    October 6, 2010 | 11:29 am

    Today’s words of wisdom come from Mary Pedersen, Acting Executive Director of Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls in St. Louis, Missouri. Mary is one of the most dynamic, dedicated public affairs professionals I have ever seen, and her LDS-Jewish events are models for... read on

  • Hebrew Catholics and Children of Peace

    By Mark Paredes

    October 3, 2010 | 7:37 pm

    “Jews outside the church need to see a Jewish reality inside the church. We don’t evangelize, but if Jews are able to preserve themselves within the church, it will open the floodgates for Jews to come into the church.”—David Moss, President of the Association of Hebrew Catholics
    ————... read on

  • Hooray for Jews, Mormons and Atheists

    By Mark Paredes

    September 29, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    “And I give unto you a commandment that you shall teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom. Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you, that you may be instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, in all things that pertain... read on

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  • Jews and Mormons in Europe

    By Mark Paredes

    September 27, 2010 | 9:04 am

    “There is in England a saying that an anti-Semite is someone who hates the Jews more than is necessary.” – Israeli President Shimon Peres
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    It’s too bad that Mr. Peres didn’t accompany me earlier this month to London. And Edinburgh. And Leicester. Had he done so, he... read on

  • Eshman, Jones, Castro and Me

    By Mark Paredes

    September 9, 2010 | 11:26 pm

    Random thoughts on the eve of my departure for Europe to promote Mormon-Jewish ties in six countries:
    1) Jewish Journal Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman’s poignant essay in this week’s issue profiles a Jewish musician who was helped by a Mormon in his time of need: ... read on

  • Rosh Hashanah and General Conference

    By Mark Paredes

    September 7, 2010 | 12:23 am

    This week Jews worldwide will observe Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of both the new Jewish year and the Days of Awe period that ends with their names being sealed in God’s book – for better or worse – on Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is a sabbath of introspection and repentance, and... read on

  • Proxy Baptism Controversy: The End

    By Mark Paredes

    September 2, 2010 | 11:08 am

    “You know, there are no people in the world who understand the Jews like the Mormons.” – David Ben Gurion to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (and future LDS Church President) Ezra Taft Benson
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    For Mormons who love Jews, yesterday’s headline on the LDS Church’s website... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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