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.
Our next Dinner Dialogues, From Generation to Generation: Bridging the Gap, will be held on October 28, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 pm at First Christian Church (1601 Sunset Blvd. Houston, TX 77005). Join this dialogue to discuss the generation gap, how it influences our perspectives on religion, faith & culture, and how changes from one era to the next impact our future. Click here to register.
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.