Quaker Barter Fair on Buy Nothing Day

Live Oak Friends Meeting House 1318 W. 26th, Houston, TX, United States

Black Friday offers the challenge to BUY NOTHING!  The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community.  Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the day after Thanksgiving.

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New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof

Congregation Emanu El 1500 Sunset Blvd, Houston

Nicholas Kristof and spouse and co-author Sheryl WuDunn discuss their new book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for hope. Solutions to the crisis in working class America.

$150

Artistic Social for HPJC

Mother Dog Studios 720 Walnut, Houston

The Houston Peace & Justice Center, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Pax Christi Houston, and Alianza Latina Internacional invites you to meet and greet for criminal, economic, and environmental justice.

Come and meet like minded individuals in a non violent atmosphere of art and free beer.

Free

Income inequality reform

Lambo Restsurant 6159 Westheimer, Houston

Discuss how to make a dent in income and wealth inequality.

Free

Evening with Robert Reich

Congregation Emanu El 1500 Sunset Blvd, Houston

A lecture event with Robert Reich on his upcoming book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It.

$150

Earth Day Barter Fair

Live Oak Friends Meeting House 1318 W. 26th, Houston, TX, United States

Trade objects and services without using common currency Support Earth Day efforts to decrease our carbon foot print Opportunity to share in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship, and community by creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community. Kid …

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A Resilient Future for All Rests on Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable

Join Kristen Schlemmer, Legal Director at Bayou City Waterkeeper, as she considers how disasters, while affecting large portions of the Houston population, impact the vulnerable more severely and why building resilience is critical.  Hurricane Harvey and Winter Storm Uri showed us that disasters increasingly affect large portions of our region's population. While many of us …

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Our Moral Obligation: Ensuring the Dignity of All

Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

Join the Rothko Chapel for the first virtual lecture in our Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility summer lecture series featuring the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President and Senior Lecturer for Repairers of the Breach and Co-Chair of the Poor People's Campaign. In this virtual conversation, Rev. Dr. Barber will …

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Quaker Barter Fair

Live Oak Friends Meeting House 1318 W. 26th, Houston, TX, United States

Black Friday offers the challenge to BUY NOTHING!  The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community.  Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how …

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Faithful Voter Weekly Online Discussion Group

Online TX

As people of faith and conscience, we believe elections are a referendum on the values that will shape our future. How can we renew our fragile democracy? How do we honor the human dignity of every person? Will we protect our Sacred Earth and our children’s future? What policies will prioritize the common good and …

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Faith in Democracy

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Fondren Hall 5501 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

Texas Impact, an interfaith justice advocacy organization based in Austin (https://texasimpact.org/about-us/), is coming to see you here in Houston! Faith in Democracy is your opportunity to reflect with Houston faith leaders about why civic engagement is a must for faith communities.  You’ll also hear from Texas Impact about their plans for the 2023 legislative session …

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Reconnecting Communities after a Natural Disaster

Online TX

Join Dr. Brett Perkison of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for a discussion of the effects that repeated record flooding due to climate change can have on local communities – often having more impact on lower socioeconomic communities who have less flood control measures put in place and have less resilience …

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Jubilee House Community in Nicaragua, part of Center for Development in Central America.

Live Oak Friends Meeting House 1318 W. 26th, Houston, TX, United States

JHC-CDCA in NicaraguaSarah Woodward has presented before about Jubilee House Community and its work in Nicaragua as part of Center for Development in Central America. She will have a 20-25 minute powerpoint presentation, and then we'll have time for Q&A as you wish.  If you've been hearing strange things about Nicaragua, this is your chance to …

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Justice Interconnections: Climate, Race, Economy, Health, Migration & More

Online TX

The climate crisis is very real.  And we tend to oversimplify it.  In dealing with the climate crisis in a just manner, it is imperative that we consider the many aspects of climate justice – racial justice, economic justice, health care justice, climate migration justice, and so much more.  Join retired United Methodist pastor, the …

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Federal Incentives for Energy Efficiency and Renewables: Why They Matter to People of Faith

Online TX

We now have a wide window of opportunity to make real, lasting changes for clean energy and reducing carbon pollution. The Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are investing billions of dollars to build clean energy sources, electrify school buses, cap orphaned wells, and much, much more.  In addition, there are many incentives for households, …

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Interfaith Justice Advocacy Workshop

Online TX

June 2023 is the perfect time to refresh your advocacy knowledge and set goals for engaging your faith community around issues that impact the planet and its peoples. Why is it such a perfect time? The Texas legislative session just ended, and in September all eyes will turn toward the 2024 elections. Faith communities typically …

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From Underground to On the Grid

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Join Adrian Shelley, Texas Office Director for Public Citizen, as he delves into energy, from underground to on the grid.  Texas has been an energy state for more than a century. But as the global energy market shifts away from fossil fuels and toward clean sources such as wind, solar, and battery storage, Texas risks …

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Money Club

North Channel Library 15471 Wallisville Rd, Houston, TX, TX, United States

Learn how to fix the structural defects of money and end poverty with a Universal Basic Income.