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The three arenas of the sacred: nature, personhood, community

Share the wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions 
in our overwhelmingly secularistic and fragmented age, to reverse
the endangered environment,
the violation of personhood,
and the broken community
so that we may be
restored with nature,
the self made whole,
community in covenant,
and the sacred found afresh.

HOW YOU CAN JOIN
IN FURTHERING INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING

CRES may be the most connected interfaith effort in Kansas City, and the only one wedding academic competence with practical activities, but many groups are involved one way or another in promoting interfaith understanding. An increasing number of organizations bring interfaith awareness to their work. For a list, please see our report,KC Interfaith Opportunities, and let us know about the groups we missed.

And you as an individual, you can encourage America’s tradition of pluralism by

    *  supporting these organizations,
    *  writing newspapers,
   *  phoning in on talk shows,
    * arranging CRES programs for your groups
    * arranging speakers from many faiths for your groups


  Getting Started Doing Interfaith Stuff

SELECT RESOURCES

Basic Book
Bud Heckman: InterActive Faith: The Essential Interreligious Communinty-Building Handbook, 2008

Locally 

  • The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, www.kcinterfaith.org 
  • Bill’s “Faith Matters” Blog, http://billtammeus.typepad.com/
  • CRES, www.cres.org
  • Cultural Crossroads, www.culturalcrossroads-kc.org
  • Festival of Faiths, http://festivaloffaithskc.org/
  • The Human Agenda, http://humanagenda.typepad.com/
Interfaith Primers

http://www.cres.org/pubs/primers.htm

http://www.cres.org/pubs/guidelines.htm

http://www.cres.org/pubs/WorldReligsPiecesOrPattern.htm

 

contact staff@cres.org, Box 45414, Kansas City, MO 64171

 
Donor Information
CRES is a 501(c)(3) charity as determined by the IRS in its 1985 July 17 letter. It is a Kansas not-for-profit also registered in Missouri. It is operated by a Board of Directors and led by the Rev Vern Barnet, DMin and a volunteer staff

CRES, with its scholarly capacities and practical networking,  has been central tothe development of interfaith work in Kansas City and has been nationally recognized by CBS-TV, Harvard University's Pluralism Project, and in other ways. 

Because of our professional volunteer staff, your gift to CRES provides an enormous "bang for the buck."
 


 
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