What is Interfaith Houston?

Interfaith Houston is an online space where all efforts to build tolerance and understanding between people of different faiths - and no faith - are celebrated. We bring together writers, thinkers and practitioners from a variety of Houston-area organizations. There's a lot of bridge building going on in our great city, it's time people knew about it!

The Interfaith Houston Team

Interfaith Houston was started by author and consultant Saadia Faruqi, whose role as interfaith liaison of the women's group of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has given her the opportunity to witness the bridges being built between faiths in the city of Houston for more than 10 years. Her area of expertise is interfaith relations, with an emphasis on American Islamic issues. She writes for a number of publications, including Tikkun Daily, Religious Freedom USA, the Ahmadiyya Times, the Islamic Monthly and the Houston-area Community Newspapers. Her trainings have attracted attention from local law enforcement, academic and religious organizations. You can follow her on Twitter @saadiafaruqi.

Regular Contributors

Rabbi Laura Sheinkopf is a Reform Rabbi with degrees in Comparative Religion and Jewish studies from Columbia University & Hebrew Union College. She is a freelance writer, teacher, and a media strategist living in Houston, TX with her two children. 

Rev. Nell Green serves as field personnel for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Along with her husband, Butch, she has over 26 years of experience of ministering among primarily Muslim peoples in Africa and Europe. For the past few years the Greens have been helping churches in North America develop multidisciplinary ministries to meet the needs of Internationals, share the good news of Christ and become effective global partners.

Ramona Siddoway is a freelance writer and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormons). She volunteers in the Public Affairs department of her church and thoroughly enjoys getting to know people from all faiths. Ramona has four children, two grandchildren, a dog who is paranoid about the outdoor sprinkler system, and a cat who becomes annoyed and cranky when she is cold.
Contact Us

For questions, comments or feedback, please email interfaithhouston@gmail.com. We will be happy to hear from you!

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