What are the Dinner Dialogues?
The dinner dialogues are the cornerstone of our interfaith programs.The structure of the dinners provides intimate forums to learn information about the faith traditions and practices of a wide variety of families, as well as, an opportunity for the participants to form new relationships across traditional religious boundaries. The dinner dialogues focus on conversations held in private homes where groups of 8-12 Houstonians gather to learn about the faith practices and traditions of families here in Houston and engage in interactive interfaith dialogues while sharing a vegetarian meal. The groups listen to the experiences of the host family (or community member) as he/she/they share information and perspectives about their faith traditions. There is also a time for questions and dialogue. The evening concludes with a moderated discussion where all participants share a bit about their own faith traditions.
What can I expect during the dinner dialogue?
The Annual Dinner Dialogue series creates both an educational experience and safe spaces for Houstonians to develop new friendships. Interfaith Ministries recognizes that one family or one person cannot represent an entire faith tradition in one evening. The point of the dinners is not to provide a comprehensive understanding of the faith tradition, but instead to highlight key beliefs and practices that begin an informative conversation among people of different faith traditions. Additionally, Interfaith Ministries sees the dinner dialogue series as a way to build relationships and strengthen the fabric of our city through genuine exchange of ideas and understanding with one another.
Join together in a small group of diverse individuals in a private home to break bread and discuss faith, beliefs and religious practices. Our uplifting dinners are guided by a facilitator and provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn and make new friends!
We look forward to your participation in our Annual Dinner Dialogues!