Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to engage in hands-on care for our shared environment at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve in Houston.
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature, Seeing Red recounts the experiences of ordinary Americans who joined the Communist Party, and the high price many of them paid during the Red Scare in the 1950s. Compiled from more than 400 interviews with former and current Party members, the film delivers an engaging, funny, and human portrait of 50 years of activism. Iconic folk singer Pete Seeger and a dozen other members share personal stories that take on a special resonance today.
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.
Restorative justice is a philosophy that promotes community building and healing after harm takes place. Come learn from youth experts about how circles can be used to transform families, institutions, and ourselves!
Please join us at the annual Houston Women’s March on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Our theme this year is “Powerful Together.” On that day, women and our allies will march for civil rights and democracy and to address human needs and stand up to authoritarian, divisive and dangerous policies that have been proposed or enacted against marginalized people.
The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to learn
how houses of worship in Houston are going green and consider what
you could do in your own house of worship. Join speakers of a variety
of faith backgrounds who will discuss work in their houses of worship
to go green in their building, grounds, worship services, community
service projects, advocacy, educational programs, and more.
On Christmas Eve this year, End Mass Incarcation Houston, in association with The Positive Black Male Association of Houston, Houston Peace and Justice Center, and Bering United Methodist Church, will change the world with Love. We will give gifts to children, visiting their jailed parents, as they emerge from the two largest jails in the city. Join us as we try to heal some of the wounds inflicted by this world on the most innocent in it. In this we are in part healed too. Come out and receive the greatest gift of all. Bring unwrapped gifts and your smile. Gifts of money may be sent to HPJC.org (mention ‘Jails’) and are tax deductible. Call Michael at 281-714-8278 for more information.
This is our 10th year of coordinating a Muslim Jewish Christmas, an event where members of the Muslim community and members of the Jewish community get together. This year, there will be two simultaneous Muslim-Jewish Christmas Events in Houston with several more Muslim and Jewish organizations participating.
The theme for this year is “Standing Up for One Another.” As division and hatred become more common in our communities, honest conversation is something that we must do. As both of our communities are at the receiving end of hate, it’s important for us to come together to better understand one another.
The goal of this event has always been very simple – to come together on a day when we don’t have any other commitments and talk about our similarities and differences surrounding a specific theme.
Benefit concert for End Mass Incarceration (organization that puts on Christmas at the Jail) featuring the ElectroLuv Elf Party w/ Xombies, Jes & Friends, Kasama, Robert Kuhn. Come on down!!
Ghosts of Sugar Land examines the radicalization of a young American Muslim. Through interviews with his friends, the documentary tells the story of “Mark,” who converted to Islam before college and became radicalized shortly thereafter. A number of years ago, through Facebook posts, “Mark” stated that he crossed over from Turkey to the “Islamic State.” His friends from Sugar Land, Texas—all masked to protect their identities—hypothesize about what may have happened that led their friend to join ISIS. Ghosts of Sugar Land won the Nonfiction Jury Award for Short Film at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.