First "Gifts of Pluralism" Interfaith Conference Held in Kansas City

October 28, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star

On October 28, 2001, The Kansas City Star reported on the first area-wide interfaith conference in Kansas City. "The 'Gifts of Pluralism' conference, sponsored by the Kansas City Interfaith Council, attracted about 250 people from 14 faith groups...Participants told their faith stories and asked one another questions, meeting in pairs, small groups and over meals. They chose workshops of faiths they knew little about or were curious about. People stood along a wall in the crowded Islamic workshop. Some conceded that Sept. 11 had awakened them to how little they knew about Islam."