Sufi Poetry, Sacred Stories and Traditional Ney Music
Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

Sufi Poetry, Sacred Stories and Traditional Ney Music

Join us for another evening of Sacred Stories and Poetry from Sufi Masters such as Rumi and Hafiz. In this gathering, we will be blessed to hear the beautiful strains and painful longing of the Ney.

"The reed flute (called ney) is one of the main instruments in Sufism. It has been played for 4500-5000 years and is now popular in the Middle East. Although there are different types of ney, in Sufism the ney has 7 holes and symbolized the human being. It is used in rituals as it is believed that the sound of the ney helps to attain the consciousness of God. Rumi, the great poet of Persia, often speaks about the ney and his great work Masnavi opens with the words “listen to the ney”. He says the pains and sorrows the soul experiences through life are like holes made in a reed flute, and it is by making these holes that a player makes the flute out of a reed" 
(Akhan).

Be part of this heart filled gathering of souls sharing Sufi poems and stories, accompanied by a warm cup of chai, traditional music and sacred dances with Universal Dances for Peace.

We welcome you in the upstairs gathering space, parking is available on any side street.    

 
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Book Discussion and Unity Dinner: An Interfaith Effort to Cultivate Compassion
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion and Unity Dinner: An Interfaith Effort to Cultivate Compassion

CAIR-DFW Present's "Developing a Fearless Heart" an interfaith effort to cultivate compassion. CAIR-DFW is proud to pioneer a multifaceted interfaith program on the theme of compassion. The program will have three components: a film screening, five book discussions around the book "A Fearless Heart" by Thupten Jinpa and a dinner. 

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Interfaith Ministeries Solidarity Vigil
Jan
25
5:30 PM17:30

Interfaith Ministeries Solidarity Vigil

As we begin 2018 and approach the one-year mark of the initial refugee ban, it is a good time for refugee advocates from across faith traditions and non-profit organizations to gather. This event will begin with time for a short vigil and reflection, and will conclude with an update and plans for action.

Make sure to RSVP by this Friday, January 12th to kbousquet@imgh.org or 713-533-3111

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Asesoría para reinscripción al TPS | TPS Re-Registration Clinic
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Asesoría para reinscripción al TPS | TPS Re-Registration Clinic

FREE IMMIGRATION CONSULTATION FOR NICARAGUANS AND HONDURANS WHO CURRENTLY HOLD TPS

CONSULTA GRATITUA DE INMIGRACION PARA NICARAGUENSES Y HONDUREÑOS QUE ACTUALMENTE CUENTAN CON TPS

–TO REGISTER / PARA REGISTRARSE –
Bit.ly/TPS01-27 or call / llamar 512-954-5000

–WHAT TO BRING / QUÉ TRAER –
• Copy of last TPS application / Copia de última aplicación de TPS
• Current work permit / Permiso de trabajo actual
• Recommended to bring a TX DPS records check / Recomendamos traer chequeo de antecedents penales de TX DPS

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Solidarity Candlelight Vigil
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Solidarity Candlelight Vigil

On the one year anniversary of the muslim ban as well as the DFW airport protests, we will gather, as a community, once again as we did on January 30th, 2017, in a huge show of support for our Muslim, refugee, and immigrant communities. Muslim Ban 3.0 was recently allowed to reach fruition thanks to the backing of the U.S. Supreme Court, but we will not stop pushing back and fighting for the rights of those affected. 

Join us, notable faith and community leaders, other advocacy organizations, and your fellow community members as we show, once again, that Dallas, Texas, will not stand for the continued Islamophobia and Xenophobia of those in power.

RSVP on Facebook here.

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Book Discussion and Unity Dinner: An Interfaith Effort to Cultivate Compassion
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion and Unity Dinner: An Interfaith Effort to Cultivate Compassion

CAIR-DFW Present's "Developing a Fearless Heart" an interfaith effort to cultivate compassion. CAIR-DFW is proud to pioneer a multifaceted interfaith program on the theme of compassion. The program will have three components: a film screening, five book discussions around the book "A Fearless Heart" by Thupten Jinpa and a dinner. 

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Book Discussion and Unity Dinner: An Interfaith Effort to Cultivate Compassion
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion and Unity Dinner: An Interfaith Effort to Cultivate Compassion

CAIR-DFW Present's "Developing a Fearless Heart" an interfaith effort to cultivate compassion. CAIR-DFW is proud to pioneer a multifaceted interfaith program on the theme of compassion. The program will have three components: a film screening, five book discussions around the book "A Fearless Heart" by Thupten Jinpa and a dinner. 

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Book Discussion and Unity Dinner: An Interfaith Effort to Cultivate Compassion
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion and Unity Dinner: An Interfaith Effort to Cultivate Compassion

CAIR-DFW Present's "Developing a Fearless Heart" an interfaith effort to cultivate compassion. CAIR-DFW is proud to pioneer a multifaceted interfaith program on the theme of compassion. The program will have three components: a film screening, five book discussions around the book "A Fearless Heart" by Thupten Jinpa and a dinner. 

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African Dance Class with @Mandinka’13
Jan
13
12:30 PM12:30

African Dance Class with @Mandinka’13

Bring your friends and family to take traditional African dance class with Mandinka’13 every Saturday in January from 12:30p-1:30p for just $5! Great way to socialize and exercise after this holiday season! Afro-Belly dance class led by one of our dancers Hathor Hendrix a.k.a Hathor the Trainer will follow our January 6th class for an additional $5.

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2 dates left:

January 20th at 12:30 PM

January 27th at 12:30 PM

 

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The People of the United Methodist Church Global Migration Sunday
Dec
3
7:00 AM07:00

The People of the United Methodist Church Global Migration Sunday

A one-time Global Migration Sunday Offering, will be celebrated December 3, 2017. Methodist congregations will use this Sunday to learn more about migrants and refugees, discuss ways they can assist refugees and migrants in their communities, and give to partners that work with refugees and migrants.

Click here to find out more.

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ATCF's Women and Fair Trade Festival
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

ATCF's Women and Fair Trade Festival

Meet and connect with 8 women-led fair trade cooperatives from around the world whose very existence under global capitalism and colonialism is an act of resistance and rebellion.  Learn from their communities, cultures, and their political struggles for dignity, justice, and autonomy in 2017. Vendors include cooperatives from Guatemala, Austin & San Antonio, Texas, Coahuila & Chiapas, Mexico, Palestine, Ecuador, and more!

Enjoy free music, delicious food made by a local immigrant-led cooperative, and a speak out about resistance movements from Texas & Chiapas to Palestine & the U.S.-Mexico border.  For more information go to http://womenandfairtrade.weebly.com/ and for updates follow ATCF on Facebook.

Want to volunteer at the festival? Email robert@atcf.org.
Want to be a sponsor?  Email bianca@atcf.org.

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DACA Summit
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

DACA Summit

This one-day event is designed to provide information on the current landscape surrounding laws affecting young immigrants, a legislative update on the Dream Act, and resources for local DACA recipients.

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ATCF's Annual Women & Fair Trade Festival
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

ATCF's Annual Women & Fair Trade Festival

Meet and connect with 8 women-led fair trade cooperatives from around the world whose very existence under global capitalism and colonialism is an act of resistance and rebellion.  Learn from their communities, cultures, and their political struggles for dignity, justice, and autonomy in 2017. Vendors include cooperatives from Guatemala, Austin & San Antonio, Texas, Coahuila & Chiapas, Mexico, Palestine, Ecuador, and more!

Enjoy free music, delicious food made by a local immigrant-led cooperative, and a speak out about resistance movements from Texas & Chiapas to Palestine & the U.S.-Mexico border.  For more information go to http://womenandfairtrade.weebly.com/ and for updates follow ATCF on Facebook.

Want to volunteer at the festival? Email robert@atcf.org.
Want to be a sponsor?  Email bianca@atcf.org.
 

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Big Give Houston
Nov
28
12:00 AM00:00

Big Give Houston

Big Give Houston is a 24-hour crowdfunding event designed to empower every person to give back to their local communities by supporting the organizations they trust to tackle today’s most critical issues.

One day out of the year we help strengthen the foundation of our local communities, by providing critical funding for and celebrating the work of our community partners. We invite every person and every nonprofit to join us to improve the long-term outlook of our communities and ultimately, our country. Please join us as we celebrate our local communities and support those organizations who work tirelessly and selflessly to keep our communities vital and strong.

Big Give Houston is organized by a team of local volunteers eager to connect local nonprofits with new donors.

Donate to RST during the day: https://biggivehouston.org/npo/refugee-services-of-texas

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#WhereRTheRefugees Press Conference and Vigil
Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

#WhereRTheRefugees Press Conference and Vigil

With Trump’s dangerous refugee ban 3.0 and security policies going into effect, our incoming refugee populations find themselves threatened, and the entire refugee program faces threat of being dismantled.

We are coming together, alongside our allies at “In Their Own Voices” podcast, the International Rescue Committee (and other major refugee service organizations in the DFW) Faith Forward Dallas, and CAIR-DFW to hold a press conference in which we will state, plainly and clearly, the facts surrounding Trump’s proposed policies, how they will affect the work that organizations like IRC does, and what affect they will have on incoming refugees, potential refugees, and refugees who are already here. Immediately afterwards, we will hold a vigil and rally, featuring dynamic speakers, in order to show our unity and our support for our refugee communities. 

Signs are welcome, so long as they remain appropriate.

RSVP HERE

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Refugee Equipping Workshop
Nov
4
8:30 AM08:30

Refugee Equipping Workshop

Saturday Nov.4th:
Sign up online! > http://saintphilip.net/index.html
Do you know where they came from, how they were assimilated, or how you could have helped them succeed in this traumatic transition? The goal of this all-day workshop is to provide you with answers to these and many other questions. At the completion of the workshop you will have firsthand information on the refugee journey; you will know how Refugee Services of Texas assists refugees, and you will be provided with hands-on tools to enable you to ease the refugee’s
transition to life in Texas. {Registration ends Oct. 29th}

 

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Concert for Peace
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Concert for Peace

 

In times of turmoil and crisis, musicians and poets work to foster unity and peace through the shared arts of music and the spoken word. Our tenth annual Concert for Peace features Houston’s Mercury Chamber Ensemble with conductor Antoine Plante in music of Handel and Vivaldi, interspersed with original poetry presented by South African poet Henk Rossouw and Houston Youth Poet Laureated Fareena Arefeen.

Sat, October 21, 7pm – 8pm

WhereSanctuary, Choir Loft, Narthex, Room 100, 1st Floor Education, Organ, Gathering Area 

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Salaam Supper
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Salaam Supper

Please RSVP by emailing: ahassan@rstx.org

You and your friends are invited to a Salaam Supper, hosted by two of our veteran volunteers, in support of Refugee Services of Texas. 

The purpose of our Salaam Supper is to raise awareness about refugees who have been displaced from their countries (many of whom live here in the DFW). We hope that you will come to share a meal, learn, and discover ways to welcome people who have been granted refugee status and who have come to this country in search of hope. 

We will be accepting monetary donations on behalf of RST in addition to several items listed below that are curently needed by our clients:

• Large bottle of Laundry Detergent
• Bed in a bag (Twin or Full; can be purchased at Walmart)
• Crockery set for 4
• Walmart Gift Cards with $10 -$15

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Stand up for Refugees Workshop: Advocate for refugees in your community
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Stand up for Refugees Workshop: Advocate for refugees in your community

President Trump just announced that we are only going to accept 45,000 refugees next fiscal year - the lowest number in the history of the refugee program. The announcement comes after a series of attempts at both the executive and legislative level to limit the refugee program. 

What does this mean for the future of refugee program and how does this impact our community?  Join us for a conversation about the policies impacting refugees and what community supporters can do to make sure we continue to be a welcoming place for refugees. 

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RST Austin's Open House
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

RST Austin's Open House

  • Refugee Service's of Texas - Austin Service Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come meet and mingle with RST Austin's  Staff, Clients, and Community at the annual open house! There will be international foods, music performances, kid's activities, a resources fair, a raffle and more. Feel free to bring an HEB gift card donation. All are Welcome!

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