In a world that seems more electronically connected and much more interdependent than ever before, our Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner presents us a powerful and inspiring way to connect face to face with people from many faith traditions - to bring the world home. This beloved annual event jowns people from different faith traditions and cultures, in recognition and celebration
Cultural Crossroads helped bring to life the world in one short afternoon this past weekend, October 8, 2016. A wonderful crowd of very young to "seasoned professionals" showed up to engage in crafts, learn to dance, watch performances, enjoy stories from different times and places, practice origami... and everyone had a chance to play with coloring books, stickers and participate in "hands-on" activities.
We live in an exterior world of impermanence… a complex, beautiful and changing world, a world in which each change has the potential to bring humankind ever closer to an ideal of harmony. Every religion has its own special color, texture and shine. Together, the many faith traditions of the world join into a beautiful, complex pattern of spiritual wholeness.
While diversity provides
The Parliament of the World’s Religions has a focused commitment to address issues of violence. It is one of three critical issues that hold priority in our mission and work.
The recent rash of egregious violence has been shocking; not only because of the sheer number of incidents, their frequency, their aberrant severity, and the amount of lives lost and injured,
Geneva Blackmer, intern for the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, interviews the Rev. Dr. Vern Barnet, founder of the Council, about his new book, "Thanks for Noticing: The Interpretation of Desire."
GENEVA BLACKMER: As many Kansas City natives are aware, you have an extensive resume as a Professor of Religion, teaching a variety of classes at Ottawa University, St. Paul’s School of
Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations.
Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect.
Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows.
Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken.
Let it burn away the fog so that we can see each other clearly.
So that we
Several months ago the members of the GKCIC agreed that they would like to experience more spiritual substance at the regular monthly business meetings. They agreed that devoting the first hour to faith sharing would set the atmosphere, expand their understanding of the various faiths, provide a forum for guest speakers, and attract the community to the programs. The idea has proven itself
The Parliament of World’s Religions, which took place in Salt Lake City, UT, October 15-19, was only the sixth of its kind since 1893. Women began the five-day journey with the Opening Plenary on Women’s Human Rights and Dignity. Fortunately, this theme carried over for the rest of the five days.
The six plenaries offered focused on: Women, Climate Crisis, Hate
Following recent remarks made by presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC) would like to remind the greater Kansas City area that we stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends, and are deeply saddened by these xenophobic and anti-Muslim statements.
Kansas City Makes a Splash at 2015 Parliament of World Religions
Greater Kansas City is well-represented at next month’s Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council is sending an impressive number of interfaith leaders as part of a larger Kansas City contingent to the celebrated gathering, which has been described as the world’s oldest, largest and most inclusive interfaith event in the world.
In a world that seems more electronically connected and much more interdependent than ever before, our Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner presents us a powerful and inspiring way to connect face to face with people from [...]
Cultural Crossroads helped bring to life the world in one short afternoon this past weekend, October 8, 2016. A wonderful crowd of very young to "seasoned professionals" showed up to engage in crafts, learn to dance, [...]
We live in an exterior world of impermanence… a complex, beautiful and changing world, a world in which each change has the potential to bring humankind ever closer to an ideal of harmony. Every religion has [...]
Our Speakers Bureau is dedicated to building relationships within our community as part of the Council’s mission of growing a sustainable, pervasive culture of knowledge, respect, appreciation and trust amongst people of all faiths and religious traditions. GKCIC speakers are eager to share their knowledge of the Council’s work within the community as well as the principles of their personal understanding and experience of their faith traditions.