Inspiring speaker shares her story of leaving a notorious hate group and learning to love

HOUSTON (September 15, 2020)Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) is pleased to welcome celebrated author and speaker Megan Phelps-Roper, for a virtual Author Engagement Experience on Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Phelps-Roper’s book, Unfollow: Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, chronicles her upbringing inside “America’s most hated family” and their worldwide notoriety for picketing military funerals and expressing hateful ideologies. A chance encounter on Twitter led her to doubt what she had been taught and ultimately to her departure from the church. Her important message focuses on empathy and building bridges in the face of division.

The event is hosted by IMpower Women’s Initiative, a membership group that unites a diverse group of women in dialogue and action through community events, coffee chats, service projects, and large events to empower themselves, the next generation, and the community. IMpower is a program of Interfaith Ministries’ Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships Department.

Thank you to the event author sponsor, the Esther Friedman Family Foundation/Ann & J. Kent Friedman.

Tickets start at $25 and sponsorships start at $1,000. The event will be held virtually, and the exclusive premier is open to ticketholders and sponsors only. For more information or to register, please visit: