HOUSTON (April 27, 2020) – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston will host a Virtual Interfaith Vigil for Hope and Healing as a way for people of all faiths to be united during these difficult times. The virtual gathering will occur on Thursday, April 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will feature prayers and reflections for strength, hope and healing as we also remember those whose lives have been lost because of COVID-19.

Special prayers, reflections, music and readings will be offered by faith leaders from Houston’s diverse religious communities.  Interested individuals may register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-wide-interfaith-virtual-vigil-registration-103256440794.

The inspiring program will include the ringing of Tower Bells at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church; a welcome from Interfaith Ministries’ Director of Interfaith Relations & Education The Rev. Gregory Han; a Hindu invocation; an interfaith shared prayer with participation from the Baháʼí, Jain, and Christian communities followed by a moment of silence; a Buddhist drum ceremony; a Jewish prayer for healing; a Muslim prayer for hope; an offering of “Amazing Grace” from Brentwood Baptist Church, and a closing benediction from the Sikh tradition.

“Even though we cannot be together physically,” said Interfaith Ministries President and CEO Martin B. Cominsky, “we can still gather as a faith community to unite in prayer during these challenging days.”

Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, Interfaith Ministries has been offering myriad virtual interfaith programs to inform and unite the community. For more information, please visit: https://www.imgh.org/faith-leader-information-for-covid-19/