WELCOMING THE STRANGER” – Watch a recording of our last fall 2021 presentation!

This event was held via Zoom and live-streamed on IM’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/InterfaithMinistries

Check out our Youtube for this virtual Conversation with staff from Interfaith Ministries and faith leaders from the Houston community to learn more about the importance of welcoming refugees into our community and the role Interfaith Ministries plays in that welcome.

Guest Speakers

Martin B. Cominsky, President & CEO, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

Rabbi Oren Hayon, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Emanu El and Chair, IM Refugee Services Committee

Elena Korbut, Community Engagement Manager, Refugee Services

Tehmina Masud, Super Volunteer & Community Outreach Liaison

Thank you to CITGO Petroleum Corporation for sponsoring
The Dialogue Project: Vital Conversations with our Community.

For information and registration for Vital Conversations and The Dialogue Workshops, contact Gevetta Phillips at gphillips@imgh.org.

Vital Conversations – A History

The Vital Conversations with Our Community series brings people together for important conversations about topics affecting our community. Interfaith Relations & Community Partnerships hosted an inaugural conversation during summer 2020, featuring a dialogue with the “Three Amigos”, Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, Rev. William A. Lawson, and the late Rabbi Samuel E. Karff. This conversation, aired on Juneteenth and in the wake of the death of George Floyd, was in response to Mr. Floyd’s death and was also a moving summary of the work of these three men, the friendship that has supported them, and the vision that has inspired them. All of our Vital Conversations episodes have been inspired by this initial conversation about civil rights, racial injustices and the struggle for a just society.

Vital Conversations Study Guide 

Interfaith Ministries has developed a study guide so that you can use these five videos, each about an hour-long, as resources for dialogue in your community. We at Interfaith Ministries hope that these study guides will make these videos useful far beyond their original recording. We think that these guides could be of interest for:
• faith community study groups
• middle school and high school students
• corporate employee resource groups
• non-profits seeking continuing education opportunities
• anyone looking to think more critically about the needs of the Greater Houston community.

You can download the study guide, submit an online feedback form describing how you used this study guide in your community, use the

links to the five previous 2020 Vital Conversations and donate below!

Download Study Guide

For more information on any of our programs under The Dialogue Project, please email ircp@imgh.org.