What is the Council?
The Multi-Faith Council is a membership organization comprised of a network of allied communities of faith that sustains and expands IM’s Interfaith Relations & Community Partnership’s (IRCP) efforts to engage faith leaders in dialogue, collaboration, and respect, including feeding hungry seniors, resettling refugees, and promoting understanding.
The Council is made up of members who want…
- To be bridge-builders by building respect and understanding across religious traditions.
- To support the work of IM’s Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships Department by attending events and informing other people about our programs.
- To be a resource when we seek support to respond to community emergencies.
Who joins the Council?
Faith communities, similar organizations, and individuals who want to visibly and tangibly support the work of IM’s Interfaith Relations & Community Partnerships by supporting our programs, attending our events, volunteering, being our presence in the community and spreading the word about the value of interfaith understanding.
Why join the Council?
Building respect and understanding among people of different religions, or no religion, can no longer be considered an act of goodwill from well-meaning congregations but it is now a necessity which enables us to create a more respectful, connected, and caring society. The Council demonstrates that there is a web of communities that see differences as a source of strength, similarities a source of unity and that the forces of ignorance and fear can be disrupted when faith communities serve together.
The department of Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships at IM is uniquely situated to play a key role in making the Greater Houston area a better informed, respectful, and service-minded region. These bridges are vital in a city that is very diverse, but also very segregated, often across lines of both race and economics.