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.
The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, a Houston affiliate of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, invites you to an educational talk on going green for events at houses of worship. Lisa Brenskelle, who has organized a number of green events for her church/Christian denomination, will address her tips & tricks to do so. This talk will cover events of all sizes, from small events for one faith community, to large events for national meetings. Food, waste, transportation/travel, materials, housing, energy use, equipment & more will be included. Learn how to go green for your next event at your house of worship!
in people of good conscience, physicians and faith leaders bringing visibility to the human rights violations of the 134,000 children detained in 2017 by immigration (we have already exceeded this number for 2018). Come as a volunteer in a caravan of cars filled with relief supplies, including bottled water (no sparkling or flavored), easy open and individual sized fruit, peanut butter, veggies, protein snacks, cereals, crackers, natural juices, bags of dry rice, canned beans/soup, and blankets. We are heading to Ursula CBP detention facility in McAllen, Texas to bear witness to a system that has for too long ignored the basic needs of migrant children in immigration detention.
This is an interactive community event that begins with a conversation between physicians and faith leaders. The conversation will focus on the dehumanization and deprivations of children in immigration detention, that compounds the trauma from the conditions from which they flee and the harrowing journey towards the specter of freedom that follows.
We are on a 2,000 mile journey to the border to protest the inhumane treatment of immigrants. And on Sunday, August 5th, we’re stopping for rest in Houston, Texas.
Come down to Guadalupe Plaza Park (or Talento Bilnguae de Houston if you need to beat the heat). Meet the grannies, learn about what they’re doing and how to join the caravan, sign our nationwide petition, and more.
People of Faith in the 21st Century: What is Our Role?
Iftar and Kosher dinner served.
Free and open to the public
DIVINE PROVIDENCE AND HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY
DR. MAHMOUD EL-GAMAL – BAKER INSTITUTE RICE FACULTY SCHOLAR
RABBI STEVEN MORGEN – CONGREGATION BETH YESHURUN
Houston Mennonite Church has a new home!
Our official grand opening will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 and we would love for you to join us.
Plan to drop by between 10am and 2pm and see our lovely new space for yourself. The official opening ceremony will start at 11:30am and finish around noon.
Meet our sister churches, Amor Viviente and the Korean Vision Church (who share our space), take a tour of the new building, enjoy musical performances, sample food from both our Mennonite heritage and our multicultural present…
Craft activities for kids, face-painting, piñata, yard games, and more!
The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to consider the challenges and opportunities that lie before Houston, a key city in the global response to changing weather patterns, emerging economies and changing consumer preferences and needs.
In this presentation, Jim Blackburn will discuss the scope of current problems, some ideas to bring resilience to our community in the future, and the role of houses of worship could play in realizing this future. But, this future can only be achieved by personal commitment and action, and to reach it, we all are going to have to come together and act for the common good, a great challenge for the faith community.
People of all faiths, or no faith at all, are invited to care for our shared environment during Earth Month. We will water and mulch around trees in the new arboretum to prepare for its grand opening at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve. All ages are welcome. Tools/supplies will be provided. Meet at The Gathering Place, 5310 S. Willow Dr. This event is organized by Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, Congregation Brith Shalom, and the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, in partnership with the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy. Please register for planning purposes. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.