The Dialogue Project provides opportunities to learn about Houston’s diverse faith communities, engage with people from diverse backgrounds, share your own experiences and listen to the experiences of others. Through the Dialogue Project, Interfaith Ministries 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 dialogue including panel discussions, service projects and more.

Thank you to our Multi Faith Council and The Freed Foundation for sponsoring the 2020 Dialogue Project. For more information on The Dialogue Project, please email ircp@imgh.org.

 

Dinner Dialogues

A Dinner Dialogue is an evening held in a private home, a house of worship, or at Interfaith Ministries, 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 and share a meal.

The purpose of Dinner Dialogues is to provide a meaningful experience for participants to learn about one another’s perspectives and beliefs 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.

Virtual Dinner Dialogue- June 9

We are hosting our first-ever Virtual Dinner Dialogue on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to explore how COVID-19 has changed our world, especially our spiritual life.  As part of the series, “Community and Faith in the COVID-19 Era” people will make new connections – virtually – and be a part of a meaningful dialogue about the challenges people are facing, how people are adapting, and what the new normal might be for faith communities.

The community is invited to join this event from the comfort and safety of home. While dining on a meal of their own choosing, participants will enjoy an evening of learning, fellowship and conversation in online large and small group settings, led by moderators.

The evening will also feature three faith leaders sharing their personal insights and moderating a dialogue on the COVID-19 impact on all of us. This segment will be led by: Nabila Mansoor, Interim Executive Director of Emgage; Rev. Diane McGehee of Bering Memorial United Methodist; and Rabbi Steven Gross of Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism.

The cost to participate is $10 to support the work of Interfaith Ministries programming to unite people in dialogue, service and collaboration during COVID-19 and beyond. Dinner is not included.

To register for the virtual Dinner Dialogue visit: https://bit.ly/2WJCpbv

For questions or more information please contact Kim Mabry, program manager, Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships at Interfaith Ministries at kmabry@imgh.org. Visit our website at www.imgh.org.

 

Faith in Our City

                    The Rev. Greg Han

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 [1]. 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 highlighted. During that month there will be two separate opportunities to learn about and engage with that faith: an in-depth visit and experience at a house of worship and an educational discussion over lunch.

Click here to view the summer 2020 Faith in Our City schedule and to register.

Religious Landscape Study at the Pew Research Center.
http://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/metro-area/houston-metro-area/.