The New Year has arrrived! We are thrilled to greet the winter season and we are looking forward to a great spring filled with fantastic events and opportunities for you to learn more about the religious diversity of Houston. This year we have many exciting projects, and as we progress each month you will learn more about what we are doing in Houston to encourage interfaith dialogue, education and service!
This month I would like to highlight a new partnership with The Houston Arts Alliance Sacred Songs, Sacred Sites program that provides exposure to Houston's diverse faith communities. We encourage you to learn all about the series here.
Together, IM and Houston Arts Alliance have put together a weekend extraveganza where you can visit four faith communities to experience their traditional art, music, dance, poetry, storytelling, cuisine and more! On February 26 and 27, 2011 local faith communities will open their doors and welcome you to learn about their religious and cultural heritage. It is an event not to be missed! To learn more and register, click here.
Our partnership with Houston Arts Alliance is one of many collaborations we will bring to you this spring, so make sure you stay tuned on all our upcoming events. We hope that this year will bring you unexpected blessings and you will join us for unique learning and service opportunities throughout the year!
Thank you and we will see you soon!
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Director of Interfaith Relations
"2011 At A Glance"
Spiritual Gathering for Women
Jade Buddha Temple
Spiritual Gathering for Women
Zoroastrian Center of Houston
Day of Service
An-Nisa Hope Center
Faith Tours and More...
Sacred Songs, Sacred Sites, "OnSite/InSight"
In partnership with Houston Arts Alliance
Faith and Cultural Bus Tour--Chinatown and Beyond...
In partnership with Asian Pacific American Heritage Association
May 1, May 8
Religions of the Silk Road
In partnership with IFest
Annual Youth Dinner Dialogue
Annual Interfaith Youth Camp
Greater Houston Annual Amazing Faiths Project Dinner Dialogues
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Questions for Dinner Dialogue Groups
Many of you have let us know that you are continuing to meet with your Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogue groups and we are thrilled to hear that great news! Each month you will find in this section a few discussion questions that you can use for your follow up meetings!
We would love to hear about how your groups are doing and any activities that you all choose to do together!
January Questions: In honor of Mahatma Ghandi
1. "A small body of determined spirits fired by unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." --M. Ghandi
Is there a a small group of individuals from your faith tradition or another faith tradition whom you admire for their zeal and persistence to realize their goals? You do not have to agree or even condone their religious ideology, but is there a group that challenges you to be more passionate about your own beliefs?
2. "Action expresses priorities." --M. Ghandi
Name one or more actions that you have exhibited this month that are a direct result of your religious or ethical beliefs. What do they say about your priorities?
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|Living Gypsy Dreams|
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"Loyalty To One's Country"
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community invites you to listen to Jewish, Christian and Muslim perspectives on loyalty to one's country.
1333 Spears Rd.
Houston, TX 77067
Living Gypsy Dreams
Date March 4-6, 2011
Location: Spring, TX
Please join Blessings Within for
"Living the Gypsy Dream."
Spring Women's Retreat
This retreat will focus on Roma/Gypsy culture.
Participants will be emersed in learning about different cultures and one another.
Women are mysterious creatures full of wonder and amazement..join other women traveling through the journey of life.
Memorial Service for Mahatma Gandhi
January 30, 2011
Garlanding at Mahatma Gandhi Statue
Rose Garden- Hermann Park
Location: Unity Church of Christianity - Pyramid
2929 Unity Drive,
Houston TX, 77057
Stop The Hate T-Shirt
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Get them while they last. Our "Stop the Hate... Understand" t-shirts were designed by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston's Youth Council 2010