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World Refugee Day Houston: Welcoming Neighbors, Old & New

World Refugee Day Houston: Welcoming Neighbors, Old & New

2017-05-18T11:36:44-05:00May 18th, 2017|

The Houston Refugee Consortium, of which Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston is a member, will celebrate refugees’ courage and contributions at the World Refugee Day Houston. The event will feature musicians, dancers, a resource/artisan fair, and Houstonians will have the opportunity to taste food from refugee and immigrant owned restaurants. Bring the whole family to [...]

2017 Eid for Refugees: Volunteer Workday

2017-03-31T16:08:54-05:00March 31st, 2017|

SAVE THE DATE! Assemble care baskets filled with housewares for refugees. More details coming soon.

Refugees: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis

2017-05-23T16:32:23-05:00May 23rd, 2017|

Kelly T. Clements joined the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as deputy high commissioner on July 6, 2015. Clements has been closely involved with refugee and displacement issues throughout her 25-year career. In 2010, Clements began serving as deputy assistant secretary of state at the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration [...]

AMERICA’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE: A DISCUSSION WITH IRC’S NAZANIN ASH

2017-04-25T13:18:21-05:00April 25th, 2017|

With major cuts threatening the State Department and USAID, hear from Nazanin Ash of the International Rescue Committee on why U.S. international affairs programs matter to Texas' economy and our national security. Lunch is provided and attendance is free, but registration is required. Contact Jonathan Fredi at jfredi@usglc.org or 512-309-5343 if you have any questions.

We Were Strangers Too: Judaism & Refugees

2017-04-24T11:15:38-05:00April 24th, 2017|

The annual Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living & Learning Spring Scholars Series provides a Jewish lens to some of the most pressing issues in the Houston community. Each session will explore a topic of social and political relevance through a panel discussion that incorporates Jewish, Houston and personal perspectives. This session's featured [...]

Passover Workshop: How to Bring Justice to Your Seder

2017-03-29T17:00:45-05:00March 27th, 2017|

At the Passover seder, we reflect on a time when we were strangers in Egypt on a long journey to freedom. It's a powerful time to reaffirm that fighting for social justice is a moral obligation for Jews. This workshop will prepare you to begin the conversation during your Passover seder about why and how [...]