Friday, May 08, 2009

Mormon chapter of the Foundation of Interreligious Diplomacy

Excerpts of Foundation announces new Mormon chapter by Kristine Lewis of BYU News Net

The Foundation of Interreligious Diplomacy announced the newly formed Mormon chapter, which is the first organized chapter within the foundation.

The foundation provides a place for people of many religions or belief systems to have in-depth discussions with others in an effort to help build trust within religious categories that have a difference of opinion.

The Mormon chapter was created because leaders of the foundation felt The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is unique enough to have its own category, rather than grouping it in a generic Christian category.

"With BYU professor Daniel Peterson on the board of the foundation, BYU has played a role from the beginning," said Brian Birch, president of the Mormon chapter.
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