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

Kairos 2017

Registration is now open for ‘Kairos 2017: United in Christ’, a gathering of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders in Kansas City, October 24-26. Speakers include Kenneth Copeland and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. The organizers are asking for sponsors and for volunteers. More Details…

Volunteers needed for Kairos 2017:


Brahms Requiem: An Ecumenical Learning Session

The Kansas City Symphony and Chorus are soon performing ‘A German Requiem’ by Johannes Brahms; instead of traditional texts for a Requiem Mass, Brahms chose passages from Martin Luther’s translation of the bible. Learn more about the music, the words, and biblical art at this special presentation by Fr. Paul Turner, Dr. James Brandt, Dr. Douglas McNair and Frank Byrne, Executive Director of the Kansas City Symphony.

Nov. 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
416 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO

Learning about Brahms Requiem Flyer


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