ReligionCulture & People

The Dallas Region is a marvelous mix of people of all faiths, Christian and non-Christian alike. Members of every Protestant group will find church homes here, as well as Catholics, Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventists, and Unitarian Universalists. Non-Christian faiths represented here include Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, as well as smaller groups such as Bahá’í Faith, Jain, Sikh, Tao, and Zoroastrian.

 Chua Dao Quang Buddhist Temple, Garland

Chua Dao Quang Buddhist Temple, Garland

 Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe

> MegaFest, a family-oriented inspirational festival led by Bishop T.D. Jakes, drew 80,000 attendees from more than 30 countries to Dallas in 2016.

> Temple Emanu-El, founded in 1875, was the first Jewish congregation in North Texas and is the largest synagogue in the South and Southwest United States.

> Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, in Downtown Dallas’ Arts District, has the largest Latino parish congregation in the nation.

> Dallas hosts the “world’s largest gay church,” Cathedral of Hope, with more than 4,000 members.

 

> Approximately two dozen Buddhist temples are located in the region, among them the Kadampa Meditation Center, offering meditation classes and workshops.

> There are five Sikh temples — among them the Gurudwara Singh Sabha in Richardson.