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October 2018

IENOH  Eco-Challenge

October 3 - October 24
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to join their team for this year’s Eco-Challenge. This online event offers you the opportunity to care for our common home, the earth, by taking on a challenge in: waste, food, health, transportation, energy, community, nature, water, simplicity, or a custom challenge of your own.  Create a new eco-habit over the course of the 3 weeks of the challenge

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Demonstration against Trump policies: Racism, Sexism, etc…

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Free

The most brazenly racist, sexist, anti-working class and authoritarian president in recent decades will be at a Ted Cruz rally at the Toyota Center on Monday, October 22nd. A spirited demonstration against Trump will begin at 6 pm. Please plan to join other Houstonians in giving him the welcome he so richly deserves. This action is being called by Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha (FIEL), Houston Socialist Movement, MORENA Houston-Southwest, Refuse Fascism, Socialist Alternative, Young Communist League, and other organizations (list in formation).

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“Waking (Let’s Talk) News!”

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, happening 8 times

Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

Come to the Center for the Healing of Racism and share an article with us!  Bring a bag lunch and your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals or online sources - anything relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center’s toolkit.  We meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman), Houston, TX 77004.  Free parking across the street at HCC Lot 9.  RSVP: 713-520-8226 or cfhr1@juno.com. Website: http://www.centerhealingracism.org/

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Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to the 2018 Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. This free event has fun & educational environmental activities for all ages. Adults can attend lectures by experts addressing the latest science on major environmental issues & what action you can take. Kids can enjoy planting in our pollinator garden, games, fun educational activities, and decorating a pumpkin to take home. Exhibits by local environmental nonprofits will offer more opportunities to learn and engage. 

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Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to the 2018 Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival. This free event has fun & educational environmental activities for all ages. Adults can attend lectures by experts addressing the latest science on major environmental issues & what action you can take. Kids can enjoy planting in our pollinator garden, games, fun educational activities, and decorating a pumpkin to take home. Exhibits by local environmental nonprofits will offer more opportunities to learn and engage.

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Join Us for the 2nd Annual Repair Cafe! Recycle/Reuse/Repair Your Stuff!

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TXRX Labs, 205 Roberts St, Houston, TX 77003
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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We're Hosting Houston's 2nd Annual Repair Café and We Need You! Saturday, October 27th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm TX/RX Labs @ 205 Roberts Street, 77003

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Join Us for the 2nd Annual Repair Cafe! Recycle/Reuse/Repair Your Stuff!

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TXRX Labs, 205 Roberts St, Houston, TX 77003
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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Free

A Repair Cafe celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on, fix-n-learn, community event. People bring us their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully -- REPAIR.

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The Dialogue Project: Dinner Dialogues

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Christian Church, 1601 Sunset Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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$20 – $25

Join this dialogue to discuss the generation gap, how it influences our perspectives on religion, faith & culture, and how changes from one era to the next impact our future.

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Scripture & Science: What’s the Connection?

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series. In October, Lisa Brenskelle, head of the church’s Creation Care Team, will speak.

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November 2018

Justice for Israel-Palestine with Rabbi Arik Ascherman

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free

Arik Ascherman has dedicated his life to upholding the Jewish tradition of universal human rights, fighting alongside Palestinians and Israelis alike. After leading “Rabbis For Human Rights” for 21 years, Rabbi Ascherman recently founded “Torat Tzedek-Torah of Justice.”

Rabbi Ascherman will introduce Torat Tzedek and speak about his work to prevent the destruction of Negev Bedouin villages and the villages of Khan Al Akhar and Susya in the West Bank. He will also reflect more broadly on the structure of power in Israel and whether Israel can still be called a democracy.

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Community Bike Safety Course

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Nervous about biking in Houston? Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church and Bike Houston invite you to a free Community Bike Safety Course where you’ll gain the confidence to cycle safely around town.

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Care Van at Grace United Church of Christ

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Grace United Church of Christ, 8515 Brookwulf
Houston, 77072
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Free

Grace United Church of Christ is hosting a Care Van, providing free immunizations for children up to 18 years of age.  Please bring shot records!

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Houston Zen Center’s Walk to Feed the Hungry

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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This year the walk will again be along the Heights Esplanade Trail on Heights Boulevard, a beautiful setting for a walk of compassion with friends! We invite everyone to participate by registering to walk, making a donation, or volunteering. Your efforts and generosity will help with programs that provide direct relief, promote sustainable agriculture, and provide education and right livelihood opportunities for women.

The 3.1 mile walk will begin at the Houston Zen Center, located at 1605 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008. We will then walk south down Heights Boulevard towards I-10 and turn around to end the walk at the Zen Center. Participants may turn around at any point to return to the Zen Center as needed.

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Peacemaker Reception

November 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Redbud Gallery, 303 East 11th Street
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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$75.00

In Conjunction with Houston Peace & Justice Center's 2018 Peacemaker Awards Dinner Meet the 2018 Peacemaker Awardees Chuck Collins Dr. Gerald Horne United We Dream

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HPJC Peacemaker Awards Dinner & Auction

November 11 @ 5:30 pm
Crowne Plaza River Oaks, 2712 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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$100

Please join us as we celebrate our National and Local Peacemaker Award Recipients!

Our National Peacemaker Award will be awarded to Chuck Collins, author and co-founder of Wealth for Common Good. Our Local Peacemaker Award recipients are Dr. Gerald Horne, Children's Prison Arts Project, and the Houston chapter of United We Dream.

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SOA Watch Border 2018 Encuentro

November 16 - November 18
Ambos Nogales, tbd
Nogales, 85621
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Free

Join indigenous communities, migrants, human rights activists, torture survivors, union workers, veterans, community organizers, faith communities, students and educators from across the Americas.  More info coming soon.  Keep an eye on http://www.soaw.org/border/

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Cracking the Codes: The System of Inequity

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

The Dominican Sisters of Houston invite you to join us as we continue and deepen the conversation around race.

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Fall 2018 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Japhet Creek Park, 4600 Clinton at Emile
Houston, 77020
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Free

Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to care for our shared environment! We will perform hands-on stewardship at Japhet Creek Park in Houston. This is a great activity for youth, but all ages are welcome. Tools/supplies will be provided.

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International Conference on Obesity and Diet Imbalance

November 29 @ 9:00 am - November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian, Jl. Sri Rama No.8C Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung Bali 80361, Indonesia
Bali, EC1V2NX Indonesia
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$175

Obesity Diet 2018 is a worldwide stage to examine and find out about Weight Management, Childhood Obesity, Anti-obesity drugs, Obesity & Cancer, Genetical Obesity, Obesity and Diabetes, Advanced medications for Obesity, Health Behavior and Environment, Basic nourishment and diet, Bariatric treatment, Scientific gatherings and meetings and the field of Obesity.

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All Earth is Waiting – An Advent Retreat

November 30 @ 7:00 pm
Cramer Retreat Center, 1800 Meadow Edge Lane
Spring, TX, 77388 United States
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$60

Escape from the frenzy of the start of the “Christmas shopping season” on an intimate, 24-hour retreat in the beauty of God’s good creation at the Cramer Retreat Center in Spring.  This retreat invites you to get ready for the coming of Christ by exploring familiar Advent themes: hope, preparation, joy and peace, with the reconciliation of heaven and earth in mind. Consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, and how we are called to witness the Incarnation in our care of all God’s created world and all God’s creatures.  Enjoy a time of renewal, reflection, recreation, and restoration on this retreat.  The retreat is open to adults, and to youth 10+, when accompanied by an adult.

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