Date: September 29, 2018 09:15AM
The Mormon church may not have temples, but it does have elaborately decorated temples.
The medieval cathedrals were much more than houses of worship (which anyone could and can enter.) They also functioned as community centers and were beehives of activity. Modern cathedrals also function in much the same way. Here is a list of some of the activities at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC:
Pastoral service, The Center for Pastoral Psychotherapy, children's workshops, a pre-K, a school, interfaith groups for teens, a soup kitchen, health screenings, a wardrobe center for those in need, advocacy for the poor, arts exhibitions, craft exhibitions, seasonal pet adoptions, a poets' corner, a poet in residence, visiting authors, concerts, and much more.http://www.stjohndivine.org/
Tell me again how Mormon temples further community engagement?