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Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Issues a Statement on Racial Inequality for African Americans and the Death of George Floyd

2020-06-02T13:22:10-05:00June 2nd, 2020|

Our hearts and souls are troubled and saddened in the death of George Floyd. To his name, though, we know we could add many more, recognizing that the trouble we feel in our hearts: the anger, the grief, the loss, the rage, is not only for the death of a child of Houston, but we [...]

Meals on Wheels looks for ways to safely serve Houston-area seniors amid coronavirus crisis

2020-05-11T15:44:10-05:00May 11th, 2020|

and bags with food inside a warehouse before heading out to make deliveries to Houston-area seniors. Outside, in the parking lot, Geoff Newby packed up a truck with the hot meals that he typically delivers daily. But he also added a box of meals with non-perishable items — canned goods and meats, juices and other [...]

STCL Houston Students Raise Funds and Seniors’ Spirits through Silent Auction Donation to AniMeals on Wheels

2020-03-02T09:54:54-06:00June 27th, 2019|

HOUSTON (June 26, 2019) — Members of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) student chapter at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently delivered both support and sustenance to Houston’s senior citizens — and their four-legged family members. Through a silent auction held at the law school, the students raised more than $6,000 [...]

Salemu Alimasi shares his story on Capitol Hill for World Refugee Day

2020-03-02T09:55:50-06:00June 24th, 2019|

Salemu Alimasi, former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and our colleague and brother at Interfaith Ministries, joined members of Congress, refugees and faith leaders for the World Refugee Day Capitol Hill Press Conference calling for the renewal of American Leadership on refugee protection, held on Thursday, June 20 in the Kennedy Caucus Room, [...]

The Banner of Respect installation started at Interfaith Ministries

2019-04-17T10:06:58-05:00April 17th, 2019|

The Banner of Respect installation started at Interfaith Ministries on Monday, April 15. Karen Labat from Shell, a major sponsor of the banner, was present for the big day.  ABC13 News anchor, Melanie Lawson, reported on the Banner of Respect during the evening the news. Martin Cominsky, president and CEO, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, [...]

Claire Orellana, IM Meals on Wheels customer service specialist

2019-04-16T16:28:26-05:00April 16th, 2019|

Claire Orellana, IM Meals on Wheels customer service specialist, was interviewed on Univision’s“CONTIGO EN LA COMUNIDAD” (In the Community with You), a public affairs show that provides a vehicle for non-profit organizations to showcase their programs and services. Claire was asked about the Meals on Wheels program and the mission and vision of Interfaith Ministries. [...]


2020-03-02T10:00:58-06:00April 11th, 2019|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOUSTON (April 11, 2019) – Volunteer Houston, a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) are partnering on a local service project to revitalize Looscan Elementary School playground and SPARK Park on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The SPARK [...]

New Interfaith Ministries’ plaza honors Houston’s ‘three wise men,’ pillars in faith community

2020-03-02T10:01:57-06:00April 8th, 2019|

The new Brigitte and Bashar Kalai Plaza of Respect at the Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston campus featuring three monuments of dichroic glass to honor Rabbi Samuel Karff, Rev. William Lawson, and Archbishop A. Joseph Fiorenza is shown Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Houston.   Read more 

For Houston’s Women Refugee Community, There’s Power in Numbers

2020-03-02T10:02:26-06:00April 8th, 2019|

IT’S A WARM AFTERNOON AT A YMCA ON THE WEST SIDE. The pool is empty but for a handful of men in Speedos, swiftly and silently gliding through their afternoon laps, in stark contrast to the eight fully clothed women paddling in the shallow lanes. They’ve all donned some version of a “burkini,” the modesty swimsuit, [...]

4 ways to get involved in Houston’s Inner Loop

2020-03-02T09:43:15-06:00April 8th, 2019|

Interfaith Ministries, which marks 50 years of service in the city this month, brings people of all faiths together to make a positive impact on their communities through dialogue and service. Through IM’s Volunteer Houston, over 100,000 Houstonians have registered to help different organizations in a variety of charitable works.  713-533-4900. 3303 Main St. www.imgh.org [...]