Our Mission

The Greater Kansas City Festival of Faiths aims to foster awareness, interaction, and relationships between people of diverse faith and cultural backgrounds in an area rich
with diversity.

The Festival’s goals include:

  • Widening public participation in interfaith experience
  • Building relationships that foster dialogue around pluralism
  • Casting a spotlight on Kansas City’s many interfaith opportunities

For the Festival, performance experiences are emphasized. Special events like Kansas City’s signature interfaith drama, The Hindu and the Cowboy, offer a platform that draws people together and provides a common experience. Performances expand appreciation and compassion for different backgrounds and perspectives in our pluralistic world. Performance is also a centerpiece from which to inspire dialogue.

The Festival has additionally featured nationally known speakers who appeal to a wide spectrum audience, also serving to engage new individuals and segments of the community in interfaith activity.

As a collaborative organization, the Festival helps call attention to the area’s interfaith, religious, cultural and civic organizations and the numerous opportunities they provide to build appreciation for our pluralistic community.