Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page)

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faiths together for dialogue, collaboration, and service. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston manifests the strength of shared beliefs through four areas of service to the greater Houston community:

• Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston delivers more than one million meals each year to seniors in Harris county.
• Refugee Services, in conjunction with the U.S.
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State Department, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston each year.
• Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response facilitates communication on behalf of Houston's faith communities during relief and recovery efforts.
• Interfaith Relations provides a safe harbor for greater Houston through its many interfaith programs and dialogue efforts.

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Thank you to our super volunteer, Tehmina Masud, and her friends who raised funds and generated multiple car donations f...
09/11/2021

Thank you to our super volunteer, Tehmina Masud, and her friends who raised funds and generated multiple car donations for newly arriving Afghan refugee families being resettled in Houston by Interfaith Ministries. Masud presented the families with the cars today.

We at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston would like to spend the day reflecting, and remembering those that lost ...
09/11/2021

We at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston would like to spend the day reflecting, and remembering those that lost their lives, as well as send our love to the families affected by this devastating event that took place 20 years ago today.

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”
—President Obama in a 2011 radio address

#Neverforget

We at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston would like to spend the day reflecting, and remembering those that lost their lives, as well as send our love to the families affected by this devastating event that took place 20 years ago today.

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”
—President Obama in a 2011 radio address

#Neverforget

09/11/2021
Thank you to Phoenicia Specialty Foods for helping raise funds for the Afghan refugees we are resettling!
09/10/2021

Thank you to Phoenicia Specialty Foods for helping raise funds for the Afghan refugees we are resettling!

Thank you to Phoenicia Specialty Foods for helping raise funds for the Afghan refugees we are resettling!

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) is launching the "One Thousand Neighbors One Thousand Reasons"...
09/09/2021

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) is launching the "One Thousand Neighbors One Thousand Reasons" campaign to raise $1 million over the coming months to help 1,000 Afghan refugees - many who have been working with American troops - now fleeing for their lives. As they resettle in Houston, funds will be used to cover rent, utilities, groceries, clothing, household supplies and more.

For more than 30 years, Interfaith Ministries has been welcoming refugees from around the globe. "Welcoming the stranger" is a shared belief of all faith traditions and a shared human value.

There are One Thousand Neighbors to help and One Thousand Reasons to do so. To make a financial donation visit: https://bit.ly/3yV8qgx

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) is launching the "One Thousand Neighbors One Thousand Reasons" campaign to raise $1 million over the coming months to help 1,000 Afghan refugees - many who have been working with American troops - now fleeing for their lives. As they resettle in Houston, funds will be used to cover rent, utilities, groceries, clothing, household supplies and more.

For more than 30 years, Interfaith Ministries has been welcoming refugees from around the globe. "Welcoming the stranger" is a shared belief of all faith traditions and a shared human value.

There are One Thousand Neighbors to help and One Thousand Reasons to do so. To make a financial donation visit: https://bit.ly/3yV8qgx

Special thanks to Rep. Sylvia Garcia for delivering meals and smiles to our seniors recently!
09/08/2021

Special thanks to Rep. Sylvia Garcia for delivering meals and smiles to our seniors recently!

Rudolfo became a Meals on Wheels client in February 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic would begin to affect ...
09/08/2021

Rudolfo became a Meals on Wheels client in February 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic would begin to affect Houston. For many years, he worked in a warehouse, stocking items. It was hard physical labor and he could no longer do the work in his 60s.

Now, Rudolfo lives alone on a fixed income and cannot afford good food. He has been divorced for many years and never had any children of his own. His paternal instincts are strong, though. He fixes up bikes for the neighborhood kids and is quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He is also a proud pet parent to five cats. He loves to care for his animal companions.

“I love the food,” Rudolfo says of Meals on Wheels. “The best parts are the friendly drivers and the home-delivered meals.”

Meals on Wheels to happy to serve Rudolfo- a good neighbor and all-around good guy!

Rudolfo became a Meals on Wheels client in February 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic would begin to affect Houston. For many years, he worked in a warehouse, stocking items. It was hard physical labor and he could no longer do the work in his 60s.

Now, Rudolfo lives alone on a fixed income and cannot afford good food. He has been divorced for many years and never had any children of his own. His paternal instincts are strong, though. He fixes up bikes for the neighborhood kids and is quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He is also a proud pet parent to five cats. He loves to care for his animal companions.

“I love the food,” Rudolfo says of Meals on Wheels. “The best parts are the friendly drivers and the home-delivered meals.”

Meals on Wheels to happy to serve Rudolfo- a good neighbor and all-around good guy!

Interfaith Ministries will host its 2021 Tapestry Gala on the evening of Wednesday, October 27 at the Hilton Americas- H...
09/07/2021

Interfaith Ministries will host its 2021 Tapestry Gala on the evening of Wednesday, October 27 at the Hilton Americas- Houston.

This year’s event is planned as an in-person gathering with masks and social distancing. The event raises much-needed funds for the programs of Interfaith Ministries, including: Meals on Wheels/Animeals; Refugee Services; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships; and Volunteer Houston.

This year’s event honors three local luminaries: Tapestry Award honoree Paula S. Sutton; Spirit of Respect honoree Rev. Dr. Jim Bankston; and Corporate Champion honoree Sysco. The event is chaired by Philamena Baird, Dr. Kathy Flanagan, Dr. Sushma and Devinder Mahajan, and Anuradha and Dr. Kohur Subramanian. The presenting sponsor is Shell.

Read the full release online here:
https://www.imgh.org/october-tapestry-gala-to-celebrate-honorees-and-raise-funds-for-interfaith-ministries/

For tickets and tables visit https://www.imgh.org/gala/

Interfaith Ministries will host its 2021 Tapestry Gala on the evening of Wednesday, October 27 at the Hilton Americas- Houston.

This year’s event is planned as an in-person gathering with masks and social distancing. The event raises much-needed funds for the programs of Interfaith Ministries, including: Meals on Wheels/Animeals; Refugee Services; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships; and Volunteer Houston.

This year’s event honors three local luminaries: Tapestry Award honoree Paula S. Sutton; Spirit of Respect honoree Rev. Dr. Jim Bankston; and Corporate Champion honoree Sysco. The event is chaired by Philamena Baird, Dr. Kathy Flanagan, Dr. Sushma and Devinder Mahajan, and Anuradha and Dr. Kohur Subramanian. The presenting sponsor is Shell.

Read the full release online here:
https://www.imgh.org/october-tapestry-gala-to-celebrate-honorees-and-raise-funds-for-interfaith-ministries/

For tickets and tables visit https://www.imgh.org/gala/

Beginning at sundown on September 6,  Rosh Hashanah marks the seventh month in the Jewish calendar and the beginning of ...
09/06/2021

Beginning at sundown on September 6, Rosh Hashanah marks the seventh month in the Jewish calendar and the beginning of the Jewish civil new year. It is the first day of year 5782 in the Jewish liturgical calendar. It is also referred to as "the day of the sounding of the shofar," as a shofar, or ram's horn, is blown in the synagogue on this day (the horn is not blown if Rosh Hashanah falls on the Sabbath). This day is reserved for prayer and penitence, commemorating the Creation of the world. It marks the beginning of the ten Days of Awe, a time for introspection and repentance, which culminate with Yom Kippur.

Beginning at sundown on September 6, Rosh Hashanah marks the seventh month in the Jewish calendar and the beginning of the Jewish civil new year. It is the first day of year 5782 in the Jewish liturgical calendar. It is also referred to as "the day of the sounding of the shofar," as a shofar, or ram's horn, is blown in the synagogue on this day (the horn is not blown if Rosh Hashanah falls on the Sabbath). This day is reserved for prayer and penitence, commemorating the Creation of the world. It marks the beginning of the ten Days of Awe, a time for introspection and repentance, which culminate with Yom Kippur.

On the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Volunteer Houston, the local affiliate of Points of Light, will ta...
09/03/2021

On the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Volunteer Houston, the local affiliate of Points of Light, will take part in a nationwide day of virtual, remote, and in person volunteering. The goal of the project is to inspire one million good deeds, in support of local causes.

Nonprofits are invited to post a need. For more information, to post a need and to sign-up to volunteer, visit www.volunteerhou.org/911day.

#911day | #VolunteerHouston

On the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Volunteer Houston, the local affiliate of Points of Light, will take part in a nationwide day of virtual, remote, and in person volunteering. The goal of the project is to inspire one million good deeds, in support of local causes.

Nonprofits are invited to post a need. For more information, to post a need and to sign-up to volunteer, visit www.volunteerhou.org/911day.

#911day | #VolunteerHouston

Thank you to KPRC TV 2 and Brittany Jeffers for including Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page)'s Me...
09/03/2021
Interfaith Ministries working to provide meals to seniors in need amid COVID surge

Thank you to KPRC TV 2 and Brittany Jeffers for including Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page)'s Meals on Wheels program in your "Stronger Houston" series!

We are honored to provide nourishment and companionship to vulnerable seniors and veterans in our community!

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/09/02/interfaith-ministries-working-to-provide-meals-to-seniors-in-need-amid-covid-surge/

Food insecurity continues to be a growing and important issue across Houston. The pandemic has shined a light on some of the most vulnerable areas in the community.

Join the Greater Houston Partnership and Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) for a virtual COVID-1...
08/30/2021

Join the Greater Houston Partnership and Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) for a virtual COVID-19 Briefing on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 7pm for faith leaders and all members of faith communities. You are invited to attend to learn more about the new Delta variant and ask your questions.

To register for the briefing and to submit your questions in advance visit https://www.imgh.org/covidbriefing/.

Join the Greater Houston Partnership and Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) for a virtual COVID-19 Briefing on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 7pm for faith leaders and all members of faith communities. You are invited to attend to learn more about the new Delta variant and ask your questions.

To register for the briefing and to submit your questions in advance visit https://www.imgh.org/covidbriefing/.

Today is Shree Krishna Janmashtami, a special day in the Sanatana Dharma, or the Hindu religious tradition. On this day,...
08/30/2021
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Today is Shree Krishna Janmashtami, a special day in the Sanatana Dharma, or the Hindu religious tradition. On this day, Hindus celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, who is one of the key avatars or manifestations of Vishnu. Given the amazing diversity within Hinduism, practices on Janmashtami can vary. Observances can include both fasting and a festive breaking of the fast, washing of images of Lord Krishna, and joyous gatherings of family and community with song and dance.

The Hindu community will celebrate Janmashtami as a community event on September 4. Please see https://www.hindusofhouston.org/ for more information about the celebration and also to learn more about the Hindu community in Houston.

Hindus of Greater Houston was founded in 1989 with a unique concept to bring together the entire community at one place and celebrate the most popular festival, the birth of Lord Krishna. The festival is to showcase the rich traditions and culture and bring out the core

We are so grateful to the community for its outpouring of support for Afghan refugees, both through financial and in-kin...
08/25/2021

We are so grateful to the community for its outpouring of support for Afghan refugees, both through financial and in-kind services. Today, we were thrilled to receive a large order of supplies ordered by donors through Amazon!

To learn how to help, visit imgh.org/donate/refugees/

We are so grateful to the community for its outpouring of support for Afghan refugees, both through financial and in-kind services. Today, we were thrilled to receive a large order of supplies ordered by donors through Amazon!

To learn how to help, visit imgh.org/donate/refugees/

Interfaith Ministries is preparing to welcome Afghans who have worked with our troops. Learn more about their plight at ...
08/20/2021
Texas Groups Are Scrambling To Get Afghan Interpreters Into The U.S. On Special Visas | Houston Public Media

Interfaith Ministries is preparing to welcome Afghans who have worked with our troops. Learn more about their plight at https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/immigration/2021/08/18/406325/texas-groups-are-scrambling-to-get-afghan-interpreters-into-the-u-s-on-special-visas/

Amid a chaotic troop withdrawal, veteran and refugee advocates are worried as they try to relocate Afghans who helped U.S. and allied forces in the region.

As we prepare to welcome Afghan refugees, many of whom have been working with American troops, we need donations to help...
08/19/2021

As we prepare to welcome Afghan refugees, many of whom have been working with American troops, we need donations to help us provide furniture, housewares and groceries for these families. To give online, visit: https://www.imgh.org/donate/refugees/

As we prepare to welcome Afghan refugees, many of whom have been working with American troops, we need donations to help us provide furniture, housewares and groceries for these families. To give online, visit: https://www.imgh.org/donate/refugees/

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) has been successfully resettling refugees fleeing war, violenc...
08/18/2021
Texas preparing to take in nearly 300 Afghan refugees

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) has been successfully resettling refugees fleeing war, violence and persecution for more than 30 years. We are ready to welcome Afghan families to Houston.

Thank you KPRC2 Taisha Walker and KPRC2 / Click2Houston for covering this important story!

Watch:
https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/08/17/texas-preparing-to-take-in-afghan-refugees/

Thousands of Afghan refugees will be coming to the United States.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90666326/how-to-help-afghanistan-things-you-can-do-right-now-for-a-country-in-crisisOur hear...
08/16/2021
How to help Afghanistan: Things you can do right now for a country in crisis

https://www.fastcompany.com/90666326/how-to-help-afghanistan-things-you-can-do-right-now-for-a-country-in-crisis

Our hearts go out to the people of Afghanistan as they seek refuge from persecution and discrimination.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston will continue to resettle Afghan refugees in Houston and offer them promise of safety and prosperity.

Please contact Kamil Khan at [email protected] to learn more about volunteer opportunities with our refugee clients.

As a humanitarian crisis unfolds, relief groups are seeking volunteers and aid for Afghan refugees, women, and children.

We at Interfaith Ministries have teamed up with Braver Angels to deliver Dialogue Workshops to the Greater Houston commu...
08/13/2021
Dialogue Workshops

We at Interfaith Ministries have teamed up with Braver Angels to deliver Dialogue Workshops to the Greater Houston community. The purpose for these workshops is to skillfully foster understanding of other perspectives, not by changing anyone’s mind, but rather by advancing skills for listening and discourse.

We have two remaining workshops available, September 28th and November 9th, if interested tickets are $10 a piece.

To sign up, please follow the link below

Can we love one another, even when we disagree?! About Dialogue Workshops: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston unites people in dialogue, collaboration, and service as part of The Dialogue

A yahrzeit, a Yiddish word meaning “year time,” is an important part of Jewish observance, as it is the one-year commemo...
08/13/2021

A yahrzeit, a Yiddish word meaning “year time,” is an important part of Jewish observance, as it is the one-year commemoration of the death of a loved one in the Jewish tradition.

On August 15th, we commemorate the yahrzeit of the death of Rabbi Samuel E. Karff, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel and a beloved leader in the Houston community. We at IMGH are inspired by him daily as his image graces one of the three Pillars of Light on our Brigitte and Bashar Kalai Plaza of Respect.

May his memory be a blessing.

A yahrzeit, a Yiddish word meaning “year time,” is an important part of Jewish observance, as it is the one-year commemoration of the death of a loved one in the Jewish tradition.

On August 15th, we commemorate the yahrzeit of the death of Rabbi Samuel E. Karff, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel and a beloved leader in the Houston community. We at IMGH are inspired by him daily as his image graces one of the three Pillars of Light on our Brigitte and Bashar Kalai Plaza of Respect.

May his memory be a blessing.

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Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Our core programs are: • Meals on Wheels delivers more than one million meals and more each year to 4,000+ homebound seniors in Harris, Galveston and surrounding counties. In addition, aniMeals on Wheels provides free pet food to over 1,200 dogs and cats of homebound seniors - as well as spay/neuter services, flea and tick prevention, and more! • Refugee Services, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department and Episcopal Migration Ministries, resettles hundreds of legal refugees in Houston each year. 90% of our refugees are self-sufficient within six months of arrival. • Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships (IRCP) provides a safe harbor for greater Houston through its many interfaith programs and dialogue efforts. In fall 2017, Volunteer Houston became part of the IRCP family, matching volunteers with nonprofits across the community.

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Feedback welcome on new interfaith book. KINSHIP makes a unique contribution towards inter-religious compassion. It advocates ways of reading Jewish, Christian and Islamic holy books that champion commonalities and debunk disparaging misreadings. Friendly eyes examine each book’s unique characteristics, seeing genuine expressions of faith. Upon reading this book, you may emerge with renewed hope in the power of religion as a force for peace.
Join us!!! Stand along with Our Youth! We will be taking precautions and socially distancing at this event. Please come out if you can! Please share this among your networks. *If you have any supplies (water, PPE, etc.) that you can donate, please let me know. https://www.facebook.com/events/4425563464182868/
Friends and family I need some help getting more votes for my puppy. Can you please help? We need around 100 more votes to get back in 1st place and have 4 more days of voting. Please click her photo and LIKE the photo to cast your vote. **MUST LIKE THE PHOTO IN THE LINK NOT THIS POST*** You can also vote on Instagram by clicking the link and typing Bob Marley in the comments. Please help Marley win! https://www.instagram.com/p/CEN8dRrp0Mz/ Thanks in advance. (Feel free to share with your friends to help us get more votes) #TeamMarley https://www.facebook.com/rockyandmaggies/photos/a.3220288168053251/3220289941386407
Hello Everyone! My puppy is entered in a contest for our local pet store Rocky and Maggie's and she really could use your help with some votes. Marley is the sweetest puppy and will make a great cover to the calendar. Please click her photo and LIKE the photo to cast your vote. You can also vote on Instagram by clicking the link and typing Bob Marley in the comments. Please help Marley win! https://www.instagram.com/p/CEN8dRrp0Mz/ Thanks in advance. (Feel free to share with your friends to help us get more votes) #TeamMarley https://www.facebook.com/rockyandmaggies/photos/a.3220288168053251/3220289941386407
All my volunteer friends.. my puppy has been entered into a contest to win the cover of Rocky and Maggie's pet store 2021 calendar. We really need some votes to win. Please take a minute to click the below link and like Miss Bob Marley's photo to help her win. If she wins, all pet supply prizes will be donated to the Animeals program. Thanks in advance #teammarley https://www.facebook.com/rockyandmaggies/photos/ms.c.eJxFk8lxQDEIQzvKsC~;9N5YJivWvb4QQYLuZeK6mem9M~;biZ2EpltG7VEviB1gdyRtJFqEg9xfgD0acwIYDpsMTzFG4EDhAEoj7lX1trACpMDwy76ALQVK9tK9tqQNEEcgqjqTQAFeJXskNwwUL~_g80upm0hCCia4FbYwZKpK5kPYB8v~_h9AyT7QC8UQoO2ybaMkWVK3j3Ca1rXVL3ohqTNpXg5VliQU8Slu65FsG3Nt3wuaDXgYPcJRwug~_B8oJ4s9jhKYuAPGA3fvQ~_IAB5Aeu5IuuSPotSC7pGJMKhts33OByycsNDqU81OBQykPN3HCpb7jpOmBJcHcZ3mXaoCCoMzWhaQXAW9DkbSzjA3WmzbaJHEEQe4phjrhZzDgL7pK8yzgWtEVwW7f3K2cc0YvRDcHafwG0vd60.bps.a.3220288168053251/3220289941386407
Did not receive food today recording says you are not supplying meals on wheels anymore in Houston? Why no email or phone call.......am scared.
Asalaam Alaikum (Peace Be Upon You) I am a sincere advocate of interfaith dialogue and I am a Public Speaker, and a student of comparative religions. I am also the Author of the newly released book, Consider Islam: Disproving the Patriots of Propaganda. I am looking to book events to discuss similarities and address differences, in order to build bridges of understanding with people of all religions. Please contact me for your event! Respectfully
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Support our recent immigrants from Afghanistan and Iraq! No One Left Behind - Houston, TX Chapter is officially getting started next weekend. Come on out to George Bush Park, Pavilion 1, on Saturday, May 4th. We will have free food from Afghan Village and Shinwari, as well as games and a bouncy castle for the kids! 11am-3pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/586625025188846/
Volunteers needed to deliver shelf-stable food and bottled water to Meals on Wheels seniors in preparation for Hurricane Season! Six convenient pickup locations across the community: Bear Creek, Chinatown, EADO, Galveston County, Humble, and Midtown. For info, email [email protected] or visit www.imgh.org/impact2019
Asalaam Alaikum My name is Kenny Bomerr and I am the Dawah Team Leader for the Houston Branch of Mercy for Mankind. We are looking for those interested in doing Dawah to join our team Insha Allah. We will be out at Herman Park near the Gift Shop as you approach the Zoo entrance. We would love to see you there Insha Allah!! Please share this Insha Allah! www.kennybomer.com
Magnificent Marrakesh in Marvelous Morocco! Part of our Interfaith Tour of Spain/Morocco in October 2019 with Professor Munir Shaikh and Rabbi Steve Einstein. $100 discount for deposit by February 15, 2019! Information: (949) 677-6728