The Dialogue Project provides opportunities to learn about Houston’s diverse faith communities, share your own faith experiences, and listen to the experiences of others. Through the Dialogue Project, IM aims to inspire participants to further interfaith dialogue, collaboration, and service in their own communities. Interreligious understanding is a necessity, more so now than ever before.
Within the Dialogue Project, we have two main programs: Dinner Dialogues and Faith in Our City (see below). Throughout the year, there will also be additional opportunities to engage in interfaith dialogue including panel discussions, service projects, and more.
A Dinner Dialogue is an evening held in a private home, a house of worship, or at IM, where a diverse group of 8-12 people from the Greater Houston area, all from a variety of religious traditions and backgrounds, come together to learn about one another’s faith traditions and share a meal.
The purpose of Dinner Dialogues is to provide a meaningful experience for participants to learn about one another’s faith traditions in an environment full of respect and understanding. It is an opportunity to celebrate our similarities and our differences at a time and in a space that is one of life’s most important gatherings: dinner.
Dinner Dialogues 2019: Discovering Community Through Dialogue
Join us as we embark on a year of challenging each other to step outside of what we know and build community with those around us through three unique Dinner Dialogues in 2019.
Dialogue Discovery: Connecting with Others
When: April 16, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: In homes across Greater Houston
Dialogue Discovery: Building Trust in Community
When: August 18, 2019
Where: Interfaith Ministries Plaza of Respect
Dialogue Discovery: Getting Involved
When: November 7, 2019
Where: In Houses of Worship across Greater Houston
Yvonne Harris, Chair
Amber Burton, Charlene Chuang, Rabbi Dan Gordon, Arquella Hargrove, Bela Jain, Avi Jain, Susi Knight, Vicki Merwin, Janella Pyles, Naila Qureshi, Sara Selber
Faith in Our City
Houston is the most diverse urban region in the country. As a result, we have a wealth of religious diversity. Of the over 6,000,000 people in the Greater Houston metro area, 80 percent identify as actively religious . The way we worship, when we worship and where we worship differs.
Come and discover the diversity of Houston through Faith in Our City, a program that increases awareness of the variety of faith traditions we have in our community. Each month, a different faith tradition will be spotlighted. During that month there will be two separate opportunities to learn about and engage with that faith: an in-depth tour of a house of worship and an educational discussion over lunch.
Religious Landscape Study at the Pew Research Center.