The Gershenson Lecture Series was established to honor Elliot Gershenson, President and CEO Emeritus of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Its purpose is to sponsor an annual event to bring people together of diverse faiths on diverse topics, including religion, ethics, and peace. These events have, at their core, the mission to provide education, inspiration, and a platform for understanding.
The 2019 Gerhsenson Lecture will feature Caryl Stern, President and CEO of UNICEF USA, as the keynote speaker and will be sponsored by IMpower, IM’s Women’s Initiative. The event will be taking place on March 5, 2019. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jodi Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org 713-533-4969 or Bethany Boucher at email@example.com or 713-533-4990.
The Inaugural Gershenson Lecture, “Many Faiths, One Humanity: United for the Common Good”, took place on April 25, 2018 at St. Philip Presbyterian Church. It featured Imam Yayha Hendi, Chaplain at Georgetown University and first Muslim chaplain at a public American university.
iLead cultivates confident, respectful, and engaged youth who embrace their own faith traditions and embody effective multicultural leadership skills in their lives. We strive to influence, impact, and empower youth to become leaders in their community.
We currently host a variety of opportunities for Houston’s youth to engage with interfaith collaboration, dialogue, and service, such as our annual MLK Jr. Youth Day of Service.