The Consultation of Religious Communities is an interfaith council composed of more than thirty religious communities and related agencies of Johnson County.  Clergy and lay representatives from each member body meet on the third Wednesday of each month (except July) to conduct business and engage one another in dialogue and mutual support. Member organizations take turns hosting the monthly meeting, which is held between 10 a.m. and noon.  We sponsor events and service activities with and for the community, and work to foster appreciation and understanding on matters of religious and cultural diversity.

In the late 1960's, area clergy and their churches desired to form a partnership in order to "do together what could be done better than doing it separately."  From that initial gathering came the congregationally organized Ecumenical Consultation of Churches.  The "Consultation," as it became known, was instrumental in ecumenical dialogue and social outreach.  An ecumenical worship was held on Pentecost Sunday in the old UI Fieldhouse to inaugurate the organization.  The Consultation assisted in the development of the Ecumenical Towers, Emergency Housing, and many other ministries.  In 1996, at the request of faith communities other than Christian, restrictions on membership ended and the Consultation became open to all religious communities.