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

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

2019-11-07T10:52:49-06:00June 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

2019-06-24T16:16:03-06:00June 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

2019-04-17T10:06:58-06:00April 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

2019-04-16T16:28:26-06:00April 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. [...]

VOLUNTEER HOUSTON PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE TO REVITALIZE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND, A SPARK PARK

2019-04-11T11:06:22-06:00April 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

2019-04-08T09:29:58-06:00April 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

2019-04-08T09:31:32-06:00April 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

2019-04-08T09:25:48-06:00April 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 [...]

IM’S SIXTH ANNUAL BEST FRIENDS BRUCH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

2019-01-09T09:52:29-06:00January 9th, 2019|

It’s time to buy your tickets and tables to IM’s Sixth Annual Best Friends Brunch, which benefits aniMeals on Wheels and feeds the beloved pets of Meals on Wheels’ homebound seniors. This year’s Valentine-themed event will honor Mandy Kao and the Kao Family, champions of animal welfare causes. Brunch chairs are Susan Boggio and Dr. [...]

IM RELEASES PODCASTS ON FAITH TRADITIONS AND THEIR CELEBRATED HOLIDAYS

2018-12-17T14:13:21-06:00December 17th, 2018|

Christmas is fast approaching, and thousands of Houstonians will be celebrating by going to church, festively decorating their homes or buying gifts. Yet in the diverse city of Houston, where people from many faith traditions now reside, their most sacred days are celebrated in unique ways throughout the year. As Houston is now the nation’s [...]