Resolving the Mormon Issue

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1986

The author outlines the history behind the construction of a Mormon center in a politically and geographically prominent location in Jerusalem, as well as current opposition to the project by some Jewish groups. He also notes the scepter of interreligious strife if more non-Jewish religious groups seek to establish such centers. His recommendation is that Jerusalem establish a specific area for non-Jewish religious organizations, negotiate compensation to the Mormon Church for moving their center, and permit any organization that will commit to positive interreligious dialogue and eschew proselytizing in Israel to be allotted building space in that area.

Topic: Political Behavior, Religion and State, Community Relations, Religion, Politics

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Elazar, Daniel J. Resolving the Mormon Issue. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1986:


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