Ecumenical and Interreligious Commission

Welcome to the Ecumenical and Interreligious Commission page! The Commission exists to:

  • affirm and promote ecumenical and interreligious efforts by individuals and institutions.
  • provide vision and leadership to the local Catholic Church in its mission to dialogue with other Christians, Jews, Muslims and all people of good will.
  • facilitate a visible unity among area religious communities that is rooted in prayer, dialogue, acts of service and friendship.

Upcoming events

January 18-25, 2019: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This year’s theme for the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “Justice and only justice you shall pursue”.

Christians throughout Kansas City are invited to familiarize themselves with the ecumenical work already being done locally to promote understanding and cooperation among our communities. All Christians are invited to participate in these and other ecumenical opportunities throughout the week.

Visit the World Council of Churches website for more information…

Worship and Background Information for 2019 Week of Prayer

PDF: 2019 Week of Prayer Resources

February 9, 2019: 2019 Rural Ministry Now Conference

9:30 am-2:30 pm Saturday, February 9, at Emerson Fields (35932 US Hwy 63, Excello, Mo. 65247)

Event features talks on technology techniques, youth ministry without paid staff, a poverty panel, and more. Registration is $20/individual, deadline Feb. 1, 2019. Registration online here, or paper registrations available by contacting Barbara Buck (, (660) 665-8497)

PDF: 2019 Rural Ministry Now Conference

Video resources for parishes

Website resources

Written resources

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