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2006 ARCHIVE
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American Indian Spirituality

COUNCIL MEMBER: The Rev Dr Kara Hawkins, 6642 Halsey St. Shawnee, Kansas 66216; KaraHawk@aol.com; 913-268-7223

ALTERNATE: The Rev Lee Slusher (Stumbling Deer), 7110 Antioch, Merriam, KS 66204;  913.362.0904

SPEAKERS: the Rev Kara Hawkins and the Rev Lee Slusher--contact information above.
        The Rev Kevin G Bear, 3940 Mercier, KCMO 64111, 816.531.5784
        Heart of America Indian Center, 600 West 39th St, KCMO 64111
        TEL 816.931.5229    FAX 816.421.6493    HaicIndian@aol.com


Baha'i

COUNCIL MEMBER: Barb McAtee, (h) 913.262.9319, (w) 913.588.5128

OFFICE:  6515 Independence Av, KCMO 64125, 816.231.5000 and 816.231.5010.

SPEAKERS: Barb McAtee, above
    Mark Johnson (h) 913.341.8942, (w) 816.524.3500


Buddhism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Lama Chuck Stanford, 7209 Black Bob Dr, Stillwell, KS 66085; lama108@aol.com, 913.897.5316

SPEAKERS: Chuck Stanford, above
    David Carey, Shambhala, (h) 816.561.5365
    Diane Cunnard , 816.531.2258
    Bethany Klug, (w) 816.753.4325; (h) 816.333.3043
    Ben Worth, American Buddhist Ctr, c/o Unity on the Plaza
            707 W 47th, KCMO 64112; 816.561.4466


Christianity – Roman Catholic

CATHOLIC BISHOPS
    The Most Reverend Raymond Boland, Bishop
    The Most Reverend Rober W Finn, Coadjutor Bishop
            Diocese of Kansas City—St Joseph,
            PO Box 419037, KCMO 64141-6037, 816.756.1850
    The Most Reverend James P Keleher,
            Archbishop of Kansas, Catholic Archdiocese of KCKS
            12615 Parallel Pkwy, KCKS 66109

COUNCIL MEMBER: George M Noonan, Chancellor, Diocese of Kansas City—St Joseph;  PO Box 419037, KCMO 64141-6037,  816.756.1850, noonan@diocesekcsj.org

OFFICES: Catholic Chancery (300 E 36th, KCMO), PO Box 419037, KCMO 64141-6037, 816.756.1850
Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, 12615 Parallel Pkwy, KCKS 66109

SPEAKERS from the Chancery, PO Box 419037, KCMO 64141-6937; 816.756.1850:
   Biagio Mazza, mazza@dioceskcsj.org
   David Butel, buteld@dioceskcsj.org
   Ken Greene, greene@dioceskcsj.org
   Brother Dale Mooney, FSC, mooney@dioceskcsj.org
   Sr Rose Therese Huelsman, IHM, huelsman@dioceskcsj.org

OTHER SPEAKERS:
The Rev Bill Bauman, wbauman1@kc.rr.com
The Rev Paul Turner, St. Munchin Parish, 316 W. 3rd Street, Cameron, MO 64429, (816) 632-2768, PaulTu@aol.com

Josef Walker, Adult Education & Evangelization Director, St Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 Lee’s Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055; (w) 816.373.2600, (h) 816.358.9230,  josefwalk@aol.com
Sr Ruth Stuckel, CSJ, 11725 Wornall Rd, KCMO 64114-5847; 816.941.6791


Christianity – Orthodox

SPEAKERS:
    Russell Doll, PhD, 12904 W 67, SMKS 66215, 913.268.4555
    (Coptic) Adel Tadros, 8360 Hallet, SMKS 66215, 913.894.9366


Christianity – Protestant

COUNCIL MEMBER: The Rev Dr Wallace Hartsfield
 Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2310 E Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64109; 816.923.3689; wshartsfield@sbcglobal.net

PROTESTANT WORLD HEADQUARTERS

Church of the Nazarene — Dr Jack Stone, General Secretary; 6401 The Paseo, KCMO 64131; 816.333.7000; Dr William Miller, Council observer

Community of Christ — The Rev W Grant McMurray, President and Council observer, World Headquarters. 1001 W Walnut,  Independence, MO  64050; 816.833.1000;   gmcmurray@cofchrist.com

Unity — Association of Unity Churches, Glenn Moseley, President,  PO Box 610, Lee’s Summit, MO  64065; 816.524.741; — Unity, Tom Zender, President, Unity Village, MO 64065; Unity Institute, The Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Director; The Rev Sharon Connors, Council observer
 

PROMINENT PROTESTANT JUDICATORY & SEMINARY HEADS

African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5th Episcopal District, The Reverend Joseph Forbes, Presiding Elder;  PO Box 2448, KCKS  66110

Blue River-Kansas City Southern Baptist Association, Dr Nodell Dennis, Executive Director, 4001 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO  64064, 816.795.1822

Central Baptist Theological Seminary (American Baptist),  Dr Jim McCrossen, President (interim), 741 North 31st St, KCKS  66102; 913.371.5313

Christian Church-Disciples of Christ,  The Reverend Dr Paul Diehl, Regional Minister, 5700 Broadmoor #702, SMKS  66202; 913.432.1414

Community of Christ Seminary, Dean Don H. Compier, Graceland University, 401 W. Truman Rd; Independence, MO 64050; 816.833.0524

Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri,  Bishop Barry Howe, 420 West 14th Street, KCMO 64105

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America,  Bishop Gerald Mansholt,  3210 Michigan 4th Flr. KCMO  64109; 816.861.6584

Heartland Presbytery,  The Reverend Craig Palmer (interim), Executive Presbytery, 3210 Michigan, KCMO 64109 816.924.1730

New Era Missionary Baptist District, The Reverend John Modest Miles, Moderator, Morning Star Baptist Church,  2411 E. 27th Street, KCMO  64127; 816.923.3559

Pentecostal, Bishop Daniel M Jordan,  800 E Meyer Blvd, KCMO 64131-1115

Presbyterian, Synod of Mid-America, The Reverend Dr John Williams,  6400 Glenwood #111, Overland Park, KS  66202; 913.384.3020, (fax) 913.384.0612

Saint Paul School of Theology (United Methodist), Myron F McCoy, President, 5123 Truman Road, KCMO  64127; 816.483.9600

United Church of Christ, The Reverend F Dale Parson, Associate Conference Minster, 717 Piute, Independence, MO  64056; 816.257.9826

United Methodist Church — Missouri Conference, Bishop Ann Sherer, 4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65203; 573.441.1770

United Methodist Church,  The Reverend Ken Luetjen, District Superintendent,  4240 Blue Ridge Blvd #700, KCMO 64133; 816.743.9098


Hinduism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Kris Krishna, 12924 Howe Drive, Shawnee Mission, KS 66209 (h) 913.491.1662, krishna63@earthlink.net

OFFICE: Hindu Temple & Cultural Ctr, 6330 Lackman, SMKS 66217; 913.631.7519

SPEAKERS:
Anand Bhattacharyya, 9143 W 92 Terrace, SMKS 66212; 913.341.5144; ambhatt@everestkc.net. Expertise: Hinduism, Hindu concept of God; Vedanta. Availability: open
Arvind Khetia, 9712 Glenwood, SMKS 66212; 913.381.0896; Expertise: Hinduism in general; Vedanta; Availability: open
Pyere Mohan, 10302 Caenen, SMKS 66215; 913.888.5062, 913.968.6327; Expertise: Hinduism in general
Availability: weekends and evenings; Note: Structural Engineer for Butler Manufacturing
Priti Mohan (wife to Pyere Mohan, above); Expertise: Hinduism in general; Availability: most times days or evenings; Note: May need transportation
Nagar Nayak, 4436 SW Hillside Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO; 64082;  816.537.4571; Expertise: Hinduism in general; Availability: Evenings and weekends; Call in evening.
R “Kris” Krishna, 913.491.1662; Expertise: Hinduism in general;Availability: weekends

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL MEMBER: Uma, Vedanta Society, 8701 Ward Pkwy, KCMO 64114, 816.444.8045, lsprugh@yahoo.com


Islam

COUNCIL MEMBER: A Rauf Mir, MD, 12613 Sagamore, SMKS 66209, 913.345.8317, araufmir@yahoo.com

COUNCIL ALTERNATE: Rushdy El-Ghussein, rushdyel@aol.com

SPEAKERS:
A Rauf Mir, MD, above; Expertise: General topic of Islam;   Availability: evenings
Shaheen Ahmed, MD, founder, Crescent Peace Society, Box 27023, SMKS 66225; 913.756.2651, 913.346.6190
Rushdy El-Ghussein, 6309 NE Walbash Dr, KCMO 64118;  816.452.7029;  Expertise: General Topic of Islam; Availability: evenings
Ahmed El-Sherif, founder, American Muslim Council, Heartland Chapter; shifa@juno.com, Box 6092, SMKS 66206
Abdul Rahman Raja, DO, 5212 W 128, SMKS 66209; 913.681.5135;  Expertise: General topic of Islam; Availability: evenings.
Syed Eqbal Hasan, PhD, 14302 W 72 St, SMKS 66216; 913.631.6927, shasan@cctr.umkc.edu; Expertise: General topic of Islam, Islam and the Environment, Muslim Contribution to Science (the latter two topics are illustrated with color slides); Availability: days and evenings
Bilal Muhammed, Imam of Masjid Inshirah, 3664 Troost, Box 300167,  KCMO 64130; 816.763.7455, alinshirah@aol.com
Mahnaz Shabbir, Heartland Muslim Council, president; Crescent Peace Society, vice president; Cres, Board Member, Mahnaz@shabbiradvisors.com, 816.213.2536, www.americanmuslimwoman.com, www.communitypeace.com, www.shabbiradvisors.com

Jainism

OFFICE:
Hindu Temple & Cultural Ctr, 6330 Lackman, SMKS 66217;
            913.631.7519

SPEAKERS:
 Kishor Mehta, 2118 W 120, SMKS 66209; 913.491.4692; Expertise: Jainism in general; Availability: open
Gulab Kothari,  gkothari@acoustiseal.com


Judaism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, New Reform Temple, 7100 Main St, KCMO 64114; Cukiekorn@sbcglobal, 816.523.7809

KC RABBINICAL ASSOCIATION:  Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz, President, 13147 Rosewood, SMKS  66209

SPEAKERS:  contact Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee, 5801 W 115, SMKS 66211; 913.327.8100
Stuart Lewis, 4919 West 78th, Prairie Village, KS  66208,  913.649.5425;  Expertise: Jewish Religion and Customs; Bible Study


Paganism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Caroline Baughman, 819 E 80, KCMO 64131,  (c) 816.729.7112, breath_of_gold@earthlink.net

ALTERNATE: Mike Nichols, mike_nichols@geocities.com

OFFICE: Heartland Spiritual Alliance, Box 3407, KCKS 66103

SPEAKERS: Caroline Baughman, above; Mike Nichols, above


Sikh Dharma

COUNCIL MEMBER: Karta Purkh S Khalsa, 3525 Walnut, KCMO 64111,  816.561.5337, kpurkakhalsa@kc.rr.com

OFFICES:
Sat Tirath Ashram, 3525 Walnut, KCMO 64111, 816.561.5337
Sikh Gurdwara, 6834 Pflumm, SMKS 66216, 913.631.5947
SPEAKERS: Karta Purkh S Khalsa, above
    Sat Inder K Khalsa, at Sat Tirath Ashram, above
    www.kckundaliniyoga.com


Sufism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Ali Kadr, 1840 Newton, KCMO 64126, (h) 816.483.8077,  (w) 816.556.9246, Larry_Sousley@ffic.com

ALTERNATE: Rahima Sweeney, martyk@allspecies.org,  816.333.5663

COMMUNITY LEADER: Allaudin Ottinger, 4600 Lloyd, KCKS 66103; 913.432.3365

SPEAKERS: Ali Kadr, above
Huwiya Burdick 816.531.2228
Ira Sirkar Harritt 816.353.0688


Unitarian Universalism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Kathy Riegelman, 5726 Kenwood, KCMO 64110, (h) 816.444.5755, KRiegelman@aol.com

SPEAKERS: Kathy Riegelman, above
            Expertise: UU history, faith, and practice


Zoroastrianism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Daryoush Jahanian, MD, 1835 N 78th Place, KCKS 66112; 913.334.4084

COMMUNITY LEADER: Daryoush Jahanian, MD, above

SPEAKERS: Daryoush Jahanian, MD, above; Availability: evenings;  Note: Dr Jahanian has written a paper and a book on Zoroastrianism.

OUT OF TOWN LECTURERS on Zoroastrianism:
    Dr Ali A Jafarey, 10292 Carlotta Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
    Dr Jehan Bagli, 7 Cleveland Lane Rd # 4, Princeton, NJ 08540
    Dr. Kersi H Antia, 8318 W. 138th Place, Orland Park, IL 60462
    Mrs Dina G McIntyre, 1609 Lawyers Bldg, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Dr Farhang Mehr, 1597 Centre St, Newton Highland, MA 02161
    Dr Mehraban Khodarandi, 647 School Street, Kohler, WI 53044
    Mr Bahram Shahzadi, California Zoroastrian Center,
            8952 Hazard Ave, Westminister, CA 92683
    Mr Homi B Minocher Homji, 2085 Islington Ave # 1003,
            Weston, Ontario M9P 3RI  CANADA
    Prof Keikhusrow Irani, 410 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10025
 


 
 
 



American Indian Spirituality

COUNCIL MEMBER: The Rev Dr Kara Hawkins, 6642 Halsey St. Shawnee, Kansas 66216; KaraHawk@aol.com; 913-268-7223

ALTERNATE: The Rev Lee Slusher (Stumbling Deer), 7110 Antioch, Merriam, KS 66204;  913.362.0904

SPEAKERS: the Rev Kara Hawkins and the Rev Lee Slusher--contact information above.
        The Rev Kevin G Bear, 3940 Mercier, KCMO 64111, 816.531.5784
        Heart of America Indian Center, 600 West 39th St, KCMO 64111
        TEL 816.931.5229    FAX 816.421.6493    HaicIndian@aol.com


Baha'i

COUNCIL MEMBER: Barb McAtee, (h) 913.262.9319, (w) 913.588.5128

OFFICE:  6515 Independence Av, KCMO 64125, 816.231.5000 and 816.231.5010.

SPEAKERS: Barb McAtee, above
    Mark Johnson (h) 913.341.8942, (w) 816.524.3500


Buddhism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Lama Chuck Stanford, 7209 Black Bob Dr, Stillwell, KS 66085; lama108@aol.com, 913.897.5316

SPEAKERS: Chuck Stanford, above
    David Carey, Shambhala, (h) 816.561.5365
    Diane Cunnard , 816.531.2258
    Bethany Klug, (w) 816.753.4325; (h) 816.333.3043
    Ben Worth, American Buddhist Ctr, c/o Unity on the Plaza
            707 W 47th, KCMO 64112; 816.561.4466


Christianity – Roman Catholic

CATHOLIC BISHOPS
    The Most Reverend Raymond Boland, Bishop
    The Most Reverend Rober W Finn, Coadjutor Bishop
            Diocese of Kansas City—St Joseph,
            PO Box 419037, KCMO 64141-6037, 816.756.1850
    The Most Reverend James P Keleher,
            Archbishop of Kansas, Catholic Archdiocese of KCKS
            12615 Parallel Pkwy, KCKS 66109

COUNCIL MEMBER: George M Noonan, Chancellor, Diocese of Kansas City—St Joseph;  PO Box 419037, KCMO 64141-6037,  816.756.1850, noonan@diocesekcsj.org

OFFICES: Catholic Chancery (300 E 36th, KCMO), PO Box 419037, KCMO 64141-6037, 816.756.1850
Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, 12615 Parallel Pkwy, KCKS 66109

SPEAKERS from the Chancery, PO Box 419037, KCMO 64141-6937; 816.756.1850:
   Biagio Mazza, mazza@dioceskcsj.org
   David Butel, buteld@dioceskcsj.org
   Ken Greene, greene@dioceskcsj.org
   Brother Dale Mooney, FSC, mooney@dioceskcsj.org
   Sr Rose Therese Huelsman, IHM, huelsman@dioceskcsj.org

OTHER SPEAKERS:
The Rev Bill Bauman, wbauman1@kc.rr.com
The Rev Paul Turner, St. Munchin Parish, 316 W. 3rd Street, Cameron, MO 64429, (816) 632-2768, PaulTu@aol.com

Josef Walker, Adult Education & Evangelization Director, St Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 Lee’s Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055; (w) 816.373.2600, (h) 816.358.9230,  josefwalk@aol.com
Sr Ruth Stuckel, CSJ, 11725 Wornall Rd, KCMO 64114-5847; 816.941.6791


Christianity – Orthodox

SPEAKERS:
    Russell Doll, PhD, 12904 W 67, SMKS 66215, 913.268.4555
    (Coptic) Adel Tadros, 8360 Hallet, SMKS 66215, 913.894.9366


Christianity – Protestant

COUNCIL MEMBER: The Rev Dr Wallace Hartsfield
 Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2310 E Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64109; 816.923.3689; wshartsfield@sbcglobal.net

PROTESTANT WORLD HEADQUARTERS

Church of the Nazarene — Dr Jack Stone, General Secretary; 6401 The Paseo, KCMO 64131; 816.333.7000; Dr William Miller, Council observer

Community of Christ — The Rev W Grant McMurray, President and Council observer, World Headquarters. 1001 W Walnut,  Independence, MO  64050; 816.833.1000;   gmcmurray@cofchrist.com

Unity — Association of Unity Churches, Glenn Moseley, President,  PO Box 610, Lee’s Summit, MO  64065; 816.524.741; — Unity, Tom Zender, President, Unity Village, MO 64065; Unity Institute, The Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Director; The Rev Sharon Connors, Council observer
 

PROMINENT PROTESTANT JUDICATORY & SEMINARY HEADS

African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5th Episcopal District, The Reverend Joseph Forbes, Presiding Elder;  PO Box 2448, KCKS  66110

Blue River-Kansas City Southern Baptist Association, Dr Nodell Dennis, Executive Director, 4001 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO  64064, 816.795.1822

Central Baptist Theological Seminary (American Baptist),  Dr Jim McCrossen, President (interim), 741 North 31st St, KCKS  66102; 913.371.5313

Christian Church-Disciples of Christ,  The Reverend Dr Paul Diehl, Regional Minister, 5700 Broadmoor #702, SMKS  66202; 913.432.1414

Community of Christ Seminary, Dean Don H. Compier, Graceland University, 401 W. Truman Rd; Independence, MO 64050; 816.833.0524

Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri,  Bishop Barry Howe, 420 West 14th Street, KCMO 64105

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America,  Bishop Gerald Mansholt,  3210 Michigan 4th Flr. KCMO  64109; 816.861.6584

Heartland Presbytery,  The Reverend Craig Palmer (interim), Executive Presbytery, 3210 Michigan, KCMO 64109 816.924.1730

New Era Missionary Baptist District, The Reverend John Modest Miles, Moderator, Morning Star Baptist Church,  2411 E. 27th Street, KCMO  64127; 816.923.3559

Pentecostal, Bishop Daniel M Jordan,  800 E Meyer Blvd, KCMO 64131-1115

Presbyterian, Synod of Mid-America, The Reverend Dr John Williams,  6400 Glenwood #111, Overland Park, KS  66202; 913.384.3020, (fax) 913.384.0612

Saint Paul School of Theology (United Methodist), Myron F McCoy, President, 5123 Truman Road, KCMO  64127; 816.483.9600

United Church of Christ, The Reverend F Dale Parson, Associate Conference Minster, 717 Piute, Independence, MO  64056; 816.257.9826

United Methodist Church — Missouri Conference, Bishop Ann Sherer, 4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65203; 573.441.1770

United Methodist Church,  The Reverend Ken Luetjen, District Superintendent,  4240 Blue Ridge Blvd #700, KCMO 64133; 816.743.9098


Hinduism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Kris Krishna, 12924 Howe Drive, Shawnee Mission, KS 66209 (h) 913.491.1662, krishna63@earthlink.net

OFFICE: Hindu Temple & Cultural Ctr, 6330 Lackman, SMKS 66217; 913.631.7519

SPEAKERS:
Anand Bhattacharyya, 9143 W 92 Terrace, SMKS 66212; 913.341.5144; ambhatt@everestkc.net. Expertise: Hinduism, Hindu concept of God; Vedanta. Availability: open
Arvind Khetia, 9712 Glenwood, SMKS 66212; 913.381.0896; Expertise: Hinduism in general; Vedanta; Availability: open
Pyere Mohan, 10302 Caenen, SMKS 66215; 913.888.5062, 913.968.6327; Expertise: Hinduism in general
Availability: weekends and evenings; Note: Structural Engineer for Butler Manufacturing
Priti Mohan (wife to Pyere Mohan, above); Expertise: Hinduism in general; Availability: most times days or evenings; Note: May need transportation
Nagar Nayak, 4436 SW Hillside Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO; 64082;  816.537.4571; Expertise: Hinduism in general; Availability: Evenings and weekends; Call in evening.
R “Kris” Krishna, 913.491.1662; Expertise: Hinduism in general;Availability: weekends

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL MEMBER: Uma, Vedanta Society, 8701 Ward Pkwy, KCMO 64114, 816.444.8045, lsprugh@yahoo.com


Islam

COUNCIL MEMBER: A Rauf Mir, MD, 12613 Sagamore, SMKS 66209, 913.345.8317, araufmir@yahoo.com

COUNCIL ALTERNATE: Rushdy El-Ghussein, rushdyel@aol.com

SPEAKERS:
A Rauf Mir, MD, above; Expertise: General topic of Islam;   Availability: evenings
Shaheen Ahmed, MD, founder, Crescent Peace Society, Box 27023, SMKS 66225; 913.756.2651, 913.346.6190
Rushdy El-Ghussein, 6309 NE Walbash Dr, KCMO 64118;  816.452.7029;  Expertise: General Topic of Islam; Availability: evenings
Ahmed El-Sherif, founder, American Muslim Council, Heartland Chapter; shifa@juno.com, Box 6092, SMKS 66206
Abdul Rahman Raja, DO, 5212 W 128, SMKS 66209; 913.681.5135;  Expertise: General topic of Islam; Availability: evenings.
Syed Eqbal Hasan, PhD, 14302 W 72 St, SMKS 66216; 913.631.6927, shasan@cctr.umkc.edu; Expertise: General topic of Islam, Islam and the Environment, Muslim Contribution to Science (the latter two topics are illustrated with color slides); Availability: days and evenings
Bilal Muhammed, Imam of Masjid Inshirah, 3664 Troost, Box 300167,  KCMO 64130; 816.763.7455, alinshirah@aol.com
Mahnaz Shabbir, Heartland Muslim Council, president; Crescent Peace Society, vice president; Cres, Board Member, Mahnaz@shabbiradvisors.com, 816.213.2536, www.americanmuslimwoman.com, www.communitypeace.com, www.shabbiradvisors.com

Jainism

OFFICE:
Hindu Temple & Cultural Ctr, 6330 Lackman, SMKS 66217;
            913.631.7519

SPEAKERS:
 Kishor Mehta, 2118 W 120, SMKS 66209; 913.491.4692; Expertise: Jainism in general; Availability: open
Gulab Kothari,  gkothari@acoustiseal.com


Judaism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, New Reform Temple, 7100 Main St, KCMO 64114; Cukiekorn@sbcglobal, 816.523.7809

KC RABBINICAL ASSOCIATION:  Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz, President, 13147 Rosewood, SMKS  66209

SPEAKERS:  contact Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee, 5801 W 115, SMKS 66211; 913.327.8100
Stuart Lewis, 4919 West 78th, Prairie Village, KS  66208,  913.649.5425;  Expertise: Jewish Religion and Customs; Bible Study


Paganism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Caroline Baughman, 819 E 80, KCMO 64131,  (c) 816.729.7112, breath_of_gold@earthlink.net

ALTERNATE: Mike Nichols, mike_nichols@geocities.com

OFFICE: Heartland Spiritual Alliance, Box 3407, KCKS 66103

SPEAKERS: Caroline Baughman, above; Mike Nichols, above


Sikh Dharma

COUNCIL MEMBER: Karta Purkh S Khalsa, 3525 Walnut, KCMO 64111,  816.561.5337, kpurkakhalsa@kc.rr.com

OFFICES:
Sat Tirath Ashram, 3525 Walnut, KCMO 64111, 816.561.5337
Sikh Gurdwara, 6834 Pflumm, SMKS 66216, 913.631.5947
SPEAKERS: Karta Purkh S Khalsa, above
    Sat Inder K Khalsa, at Sat Tirath Ashram, above
    www.kckundaliniyoga.com


Sufism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Ali Kadr, 1840 Newton, KCMO 64126, (h) 816.483.8077,  (w) 816.556.9246, Larry_Sousley@ffic.com

ALTERNATE: Rahima Sweeney, martyk@allspecies.org,  816.333.5663

COMMUNITY LEADER: Allaudin Ottinger, 4600 Lloyd, KCKS 66103; 913.432.3365

SPEAKERS: Ali Kadr, above
Huwiya Burdick 816.531.2228
Ira Sirkar Harritt 816.353.0688


Unitarian Universalism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Kathy Riegelman, 5726 Kenwood, KCMO 64110, (h) 816.444.5755, KRiegelman@aol.com

SPEAKERS: Kathy Riegelman, above
            Expertise: UU history, faith, and practice


Zoroastrianism

COUNCIL MEMBER: Daryoush Jahanian, MD, 1835 N 78th Place, KCKS 66112; 913.334.4084

COMMUNITY LEADER: Daryoush Jahanian, MD, above

SPEAKERS: Daryoush Jahanian, MD, above; Availability: evenings;  Note: Dr Jahanian has written a paper and a book on Zoroastrianism.

OUT OF TOWN LECTURERS on Zoroastrianism:
    Dr Ali A Jafarey, 10292 Carlotta Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
    Dr Jehan Bagli, 7 Cleveland Lane Rd # 4, Princeton, NJ 08540
    Dr. Kersi H Antia, 8318 W. 138th Place, Orland Park, IL 60462
    Mrs Dina G McIntyre, 1609 Lawyers Bldg, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Dr Farhang Mehr, 1597 Centre St, Newton Highland, MA 02161
    Dr Mehraban Khodarandi, 647 School Street, Kohler, WI 53044
    Mr Bahram Shahzadi, California Zoroastrian Center,
            8952 Hazard Ave, Westminister, CA 92683
    Mr Homi B Minocher Homji, 2085 Islington Ave # 1003,
            Weston, Ontario M9P 3RI  CANADA
    Prof Keikhusrow Irani, 410 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10025