Atchison recognizes and embraces the diversity of its community. Many houses of worship are established in the city, serving a variety of faiths and denominations. Residents and visitors are welcome to experience worship, educational and outreach programs throughout the area. The Brothers of St. Benedict’s Abbey and the Sisters of Mount St. Scholastics were among Atchison’s early settlers.
There are also dozens of active groups in the Atchison area including civic clubs and community organizations that are devoted to creating strong ties, providing leadership and helping the needy.