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ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF GREATER HOUSTON COMMITS TO TITLE EVENT SPONSORSHIP OF MEALS ON WHEELS GREATER HOUSTON OPERATION IMPACT

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF GREATER HOUSTON COMMITS TO TITLE EVENT SPONSORSHIP OF MEALS ON WHEELS GREATER HOUSTON OPERATION IMPACT

2019-06-10T11:33:06-05:00June 10th, 2019|

HOUSTON (June 5, 2019) – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) is pleased to announce the Islamic Society of Greater Houston has committed to the title event sponsorship level of $25,000 for Operation IMpact 2019, to assist with providing emergency shelf-stable meals and bottled water to more than 4,300 homebound seniors in Harris and [...]

‘It’s the first step in America’: Swimming lessons offer fresh start for refugee women

2019-05-23T10:37:21-05:00May 23rd, 2019|

  The Iraqi refugee has been taking swimming lessons since January, along with half a dozen other refugee women. For many of the women, coming from more conservative societies in Iraq and Syria, this is one of the first times they’ve had the opportunity to learn to swim. Read more.

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES HOSTS OPERATION IMPACT TO SUPPLY EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER TO SENIORS

2019-04-29T14:59:39-05:00April 29th, 2019|

HOUSTON (April 25, 2019) – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) is hosting Operation IMpact 2019 on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at   distribution centers located around Harris County and Galveston County. Operation IMpact volunteers will be delivering shelf-stable meals and bottled water to 4,300 homebound seniors in preparation for hurricane [...]

Passover message designed to unify

2019-04-23T09:49:42-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

Passover is all about spending time with family and friends, sharing a meal and retelling a story of freedom. Rabbi Gideon Estes wanted to carry that spirit further by uniting worshippers of three branches of Judaism on Houston’s west side for a Yom B’Yachad, day of togetherness. The Conservative synagogue he leads, Congregation Or Ami, [...]

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

2019-04-11T11:06:22-05:00April 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

2019-04-08T09:29:58-05:00April 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

2019-04-08T09:31:32-05:00April 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

2019-04-08T09:25:48-05:00April 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!

2019-01-09T09:52:29-05:00January 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

2018-12-17T14:13:21-05:00December 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 [...]