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Some interesting religious sites of various faiths
in the greater Kansas City area with brief comments

Al-Inshirah Islamic Center, very modest, largely African American congregation, very friendly, shows how to adapt facility;  3664 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64109, (816) 960-0475

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic), 2001 exquisite interior renovation,, 416 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105, (816) 842-0416

Church of the Resurrection (United Methodist), one of the largest, if not the largest United Methodist churches in the nation; a megachurch, with a history of many layers of expansion; 3720 Roe Ave. Leawood, KS 66224 | (913) 897-0120, with world-famous preacher Adam Hamilton

Community of Christ Temple; formerly Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, World Headquarters. Two notable structures, the auditorium and most impressively, the computer-engineered spiral Temple with superb organ; the church has become known as a peace church, as the exterior plaza and other art indicates, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence MO 64050-3562 , 816/833-1000 Visitor Services, ext. 2030

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal), nave in transitional Norman Gothic style, Tiffany Rood Screen and windows,  Founders Hall much praised contemporary facility; part of the Diocesan "close" (campus) including the modern Diocesen Center. 415 W 13th St. (13th and Broadway), Kansas City, MO 64105, (816) 474-8260

Gurdwara Sahib, simple but full-service (including langar) for Midwest Sikh Assn, 6834, Pflumm Rd, Shawnee KS 66216, 913-631-5947 

Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, recently enlarged facility; many murtis (statues) of Hindu gods; 6330 Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 66217-9739, (913) 631-7519 

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, of the important African American churches in the city, now served by scholar Wallace Hartsfield II, son of the previous pastor,, 2310 E. Linwood Blvd., (816) 923-3689/90

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church -- formerly Russian Orthodox in KCK, now transplanted with young congregation into Johnson County; beautiful modern/traditional architecture/art., 11901 Pflumm Rd.,  Overland Park, KS 66213, 913.681.6948

Kehilath Israel, Traditional (Orthodox/Conservative) Jewish,  two amazing kosher kitchens, mikvah, gift shop; 10501 Conser - Overland Park, Kansas 66212, (913) 642-1880 

Rime Buddhist Center, largest Buddhist group in the area with Tibetan art on display and a gift shop,  700 West Pennway, Kansas City, MO 64108, (816) 471-7073

Unity World Headquarters, beautiful 1400-acre campus with prayer tower, modern buildings, two on National Register of Historic Places, publishing and prayer ministry, ministerial school, retreat center; 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065-0001,  1-800-669-0282

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Wed-Sun), 4525 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64111, 816.751.1ART, to see "Fountain" in Noguchi Court, Guanyin in the Chinese collection, and the Indian Temple Room

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Parish, 1912, refurbished in 2000. French Gothic, 3333 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64111, (816) 561-3771