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Mormon and Jewish Leaders Tour Brigham City Utah Temple Together

A delegation from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) recently.

AJC LDS at BCTemple

Caption: American Jewish Committee (AJC) delegates toured the new Brigham City Utah Temple with Church leaders

The visit included discussions on religious freedom and secularism in addition to taking a tour of the newly completed Brigham City Utah Temple. The group also visited other Church sites including the Family History Library, Welfare Square, Humanitarian Center and Temple Square.

“AJC's longstanding relationship with the LDS Church is based on mutual understanding as a foundation for cooperation and respect. In approaching faith communities, AJC makes every effort to understand them as they understand themselves,” said Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC’s director of interreligious and intergroup relations.

Representatives of the AJC have visited Church headquarters many times, and Mormon representatives made a reciprocal visit earlier this year at AJC headquarters in New York City.

Elder Holland

Caption: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles took Jewish leaders including Clifford Goldstein, president of the AJC's Los Angeles region on a tour of the new Brigham City Utah Temple

Read more about the two-day meetings in AJC’s news release, AJC, Mormons Hold Historic Dialogue.

Sister Holland Rabbi Marans

Caption: Rabbi Noam E. Marans, AJC's director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations visits with Patricia Holland following tour of the Brigham City Utah temple

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