Mormons

iPhone Apps and Religion

I've written several times about how technology is changing the global Jewish community, but I haven't looked at other religious groups. Jamshid Ghazi Askar contacted me recently about an article he was writing on how different religious groups are using new technology like iPhone apps. It is interesting to hear how Mormons and Catholics are taking advantage of mobile apps in their faith communities.

Different faith groups take advantage of mobile technology and video streaming.

Romney Or Not, We Can Learn From The Mormons

11/22/2011
Editor And Publisher

Sitting around the Shabbat table, a friend posed a question: “Now that it looks like Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee, how should we respond as Jews to the fact that he’s a Mormon?”

Gary Rosenblatt

Herman Cain's Bigotry

"No Jews Allowed."
 
A sign like that would be infuriating. How about a presidential candidate saying he would be uncomfortable appointing Jews to his cabinet, you know, with all those dual loyalty questions? Outrageous bigotry, you say? Now substitute Muslim for Jew and you have Republican presidential wannabe Herman Cain.
 

Romney and Huntsman: Are Mormon politicians catching up to Jews?

 There's been a lot of buzz in recent days about Mormons in politics – and the claim that church members, long the victims of discrimination in the political world, may be coming into their own in much the same way as Jews have entered the political big leagues in recent decades.

Former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney remains a strong contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination; Jon Huntsman Jr. , a former Utah governor and now U.S. ambassador to China, is widely expected to make a run for the nomination.

Which religious groups are most opposed to the "Ground Zero" Islamic Center? Hint: Not the Jews

American Jews are the group most opposed to the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero in Manhattan, right?

Mormons, Jews In New Pact On Baptisms

Computer technology credited for ‘breakthrough’ on exemption of Holocaust victims for proxy ritual.

09/01/2010
Editor And Publisher

Two years after a rupture in Mormon-Jewish relations in America, leaders of the two groups believe they have achieved “a breakthrough” and finally solved an issue of major contention between them — the Mormon Church’s practice of proxy baptism of souls, including of Jewish Holocaust victims.

Gary Rosenblatt

Israel’s Mormon Friends

06/06/2006
Staff Writer
With an estimated Jewish population of 4,200, Salt Lake City is not exactly an outpost of Yiddishkeit. Nonetheless, the home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expected to become a pillar of the American-Israeli Friendship League as the organization opens its chapter here.
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