We meet regularly with our friends from the Dialogue Institute, which aims to “promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of diverse faiths and cultures.” Our gatherings include women’s brunches and Ramadan fast-breaking dinners.
Ramadan Iftar (fast-breaking meal) at St. Paul’s
Sun, 3/26/23 | 6:45-8:15pm
Last year we gathered online; this year we can be together in person at St. Paul’s! We’ll begin at 6:45pm with a reception, followed by a short program and then share the meal together. All ages are encouraged to participate together in this event.
RSVP by March 22 if you’d like to attend. It is tradition to break the fast together with family, neighbors, and friends, so be sure to invite them too!
Contact: Pat Cooper
Learning on Location
2023 Texas-Mexico Border Trip
Pastor Eric is planning a “Learning on Location” trip to the Texas/Mexico border this May.
WHAT: A “pilgrimage” to learn from our siblings in ministry with migrant populations
WHEN: Proposed May 9-13, but let Eric know if dates in the week of May 15 are better for you.
WHERE: The Brownsville/Harlingen/McAllen area of the Rio Grande Valley, and Nuevo Progreso Mexico.
WHAT ELSE: Cost will be approximately $1000, including flight/car/hotel and some funds to support our host ministries. Some walking will be necessary, particularly when we cross the border to Nuevo Progreso. For US citizens, a passport and vaccine card are helpful but not required; valid picture ID should suffice. Also not required, but we’d love to have some Spanish speakers and learners among our group.
Contact: Pastor Eric
One of the ways we seek justice for people of all backgrounds is through interfaith panel discussions, where leaders from all faiths come together to better understand one another and work toward a more peaceful world. Our most recent panels were:
- People of Faith in the US Today
- Women in World Religions
We seek justice through sermon series like, “Finding Our Place: Locating Change in KC, the Bible, and Our Own Hearts.” This series helped us learn how injustice has been part of our local history, and how vitally important it is to recognize the ways in which it is still being played out. Watch Pastor Lora’s intro to the series and access the rest of the videos at the links below.
Pastor Lora interviews Rev. David Wilson, Assistant to the Bishop, Oklahoma Missionary Conference, and reminds us, “Never tell lies about the land upon which you walk.”