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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

Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe

2020 Winter Festival of Faiths & Cultures

Presented by The Interfaith Council of the Thanks-Giving Foundation

Celebrate the onset of winter with religious and cultural expressions of joy. The annual Winter Festival of Faiths at is a free community event showcasing faith traditions through art. The event will showcase through art the common theme of New Beginnings among the various faiths represented in the Interfaith Council.

December 13 at 2 pm – Opening Reception: Panel Discussion + Artist Talk and Musical Performance
December 14-17 at noon – Virtual Exhibition Tours & Artist Talk and Musical Performance

Join the virtual festival >

> MegaFest, a family-oriented inspirational festival led by Bishop T.D. Jakes, drew 80,000 attendees from more than 30 countries to Dallas in 2017.

> 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.