Kansas City Celebrates Pluralism

December 12, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star


On December 12, 2001, The Kansas City Star reported that "since Sept. 11, leaders in government - like those in schools, hospitals, media and business - want to be sure they are discharging their duties with particular sensitivity to religious concerns... As part of a recognition of pluralism in the [Kansas City] area, Jackson County Executive Katheryn J. Shields is developing a six-month calendar of community open houses scheduled by ethnic and faith groups and other organizations... Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Sufi arrangements have already been made and more are expected by the time of the announcement of the calendar... Shields will also announce the formation of a task force to report on Sept. 10, 2002, on ways the county can ensure the civil rights of all citizens in the current environment."