Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM), along with local faith and community leaders, gathered Wednesday Feb. 1, 2017 at IM’s Akbar Ali Jamal Great Hall for a refugee prayer vigil.
Houston has long been a city that has welcomed those seeking safe harbor from persecution and war’s violence. The candlelight prayer vigil was an important chance for our community to come together in peace and hope around the Strength of Shared Beliefs.
The evening’s speakers included:
Martin B. Cominsky, President & CEO of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Rev. Lynn Hargrove, Stated Clerk, Presbytery of New Covenant
Rev. Hannah Atkins, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church
Acharya Dr. Harish Chandra, Arya Samaj of Greater Houston
M.J. Khan, President, Islamic Society of Greater Houston
Imam Wazir Ali, Mercy Community Center
Murad Ajani, President, Aga Khan Council of the Southwest
Father Christopher Eggleton, OP, Pastor, Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss, Congregation Shma Koleinu
Rev. Chris Markert, Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Manpreet Singh, Sikh Community Representative
Here are some photos from the vigil.