“The LDS Church has taken positive steps in solidifying its commitment to friendship with the Jewish people,” said B’nai B’rith International President Dennis W. Glick. “Respect for the Jewish identity of Holocaust victims is naturally a highly sensitive matter, and we are glad to see new movement in resolving the problems of the past.”
“With proper oversight and continued goodwill, these measures should go a considerable way toward deepening interreligious understanding,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “Mormons and Jews harbor theological differences, but also have a great deal of core values in common.”
B’nai B’rith leaders and staff made two trips to Salt Lake City to meet with church leaders and visit LDS institutions last year.