"The Hindu and the Cowboy" Play Pleases Mixed Crowd in Kansas City Congregation

November 7, 2005

Source: The Examiner


On November 7, 2005 The Examiner reported, "The impact of religion on everyday life was the theme of a play highlighting the second day of the Community of Christ's 2005 Peace Colloquy. A mixed crowd gathered Saturday in the church's Temple sanctuary to watch 'The Hindu and the Cowboy and Other Kansas City Stories,' a play detailing how religion intertwines with life events and defines communication with others. Through a series of first-person accounts based on true stories, the audience learned how characters of various religious backgrounds were molded by their beliefs. The 2005 Peace Colloquy was a weekend-long event focused on fostering peace among religions. The colloquy featured various speakers and workshops dedicated to increasing dialogue and knowledge of different faiths. The play demonstrated the need for growth everywhere, said audience member Mark Jane Hart. 'The fear of anything different separates us, but so much about us is the same,' Hart said. 'We need to be more open and understanding.'"