Rabbi Sam Karff
Congregation Beth Israel
  Dr. L James Bankston
Saint Paul's United Methodist Church
  Bishop Mike Rinehart
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  Martin B. Cominsky
Anti-Defamation League
  Rev. Bill Lawson
The William A. Lawson Institute for Peace & Prosperity
  Rabbi Steven M. Gross
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism
  Dr. Basheer M. Khumawala
University of Houston
Board Members
Mr. John L. Nau, III
Dr. Jill Carroll
Dr. Basheer Khumawala
Mr. Dwight Vorpahl
Dr. James Bankston
Rabbi Steven Gross
Dr. Elizabeth Stein
News & Events
> 12/19/2010
  America's fight is against radicals, not Muslims
  Houston Chronicle
> 10/14/2009
  Coronado Club Luncheon
  John L. Nau, III and Jeff Moselely, President & CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, introduce TRUTH to the business community.
> 11/02/2009
  Location & Time TBD
  TRUTH & Business Leaders Event
> The Balkans
  April 26 - May 5, 2010
Requests & Proposals
Speaker Requests

Welcome to Truthouston.org!

Background: Houston has become a racial, ethnic, and religious snapshot of the new America.  Over the past 50 years we have become the most diverse major city in the country and that is not going to change.  How we live and work together and how well our leaders work together is crucial for the future well-being of the Greater Houston area.

Over the years there have been superb leaders in the religious sphere such as Rabbi Samuel Karff, Rev., Dr. Bill Lawson, and Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza, who have been a strong voice for justice and peace in Houston. There are also many worthwhile efforts to bring religious leaders together such as the Anti-Defamation League, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, the Institute for Interfaith Dialog and others.  But the pressures and demands of ministering to religious congregations, synagogues, mosques, and temples can keep religious leaders isolated from the larger community. 

TRUTH:  Travels Revealing Understanding – Trust – Hope, is dedicated to recruiting and engaging a new generation of faith leaders from all religious backgrounds to follow in the footsteps of those who have been such a guiding force in past years.  As these leaders build relationships of understanding and trust with one another they can then lead their faith communities into closer relationships.  By building teams of interfaith leaders through shared travel experiences and immersion into Houston’s strengths and struggles, we can continue to become a community that finds its strength in its diverse population.

Mark Twain
"Travel is fatal to predjudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be aquired by vegetating in one little corner of the world all one's lifetime."
  Interfaith Efforts in Greater Houston