Media covers interfaith efforts and temples

Interfaith efforts:

A Washington Times reporter recently compiled a fascinating three-part series about the rise of the interfaith movement in the United States and notes "many point out that it's not American Christians but minority religious groups -- Muslims, Mormons and Jews -- who are providing the energy and creativity for this movement. "

Here are links to Part I and Part II. It's not until Part III that Julia Duin features the efforts to build understanding between Jews and Mormons: "Rabbi Niles E. Goldstein, 44, has a black belt in karate, is the founder of the New Shul, a synagogue in New York City, and has written books such as 'Gonzo Judaism.' His latest project: an interfaith think tank based in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City?

"'Sometimes to have national impact, you have to get away from the major metro areas,' said the rabbi, who lives in Brooklyn. 'Salt Lake City is a natural. Not only is it easily accessible, but because of the (Latter-day Saints) community, it has a very diverse population.'

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