Rabbi Jimmy Kessler explains that Texas began as a frontier and Rabbis were called upon to meet an incredibly diverse set of needs. He details the contributions of Galveston Rabbi Henry Cohen and Houston Rabbis Robert Kahn and Hyman Schachtel.
Kafah Bachari Manna describes her life growing up Iranian American.Post-9/11, Americans frequently questioned her about her Muslim faith rather than her background. As a result, she co-founded the Pink Iftar Movement, an organization, which holds interfaith dinners for women of multiple backgrounds to bridge the gap between faiths.
Timothy Wyatt tells the story behind the beautiful gold-domed cathedral that sits on Highway 59 North-Eastex Freeway. Eusebio Joaquín González, known as the Prophet Aaron, established the rapidly growing denomination of Oneness Pentecostalism in Monterey, Mexico, in1926.
Tomiko Meeks chronicles Rev. Lawson’s work at TSU and the birth of a neighborhood church that led to the formation of Wheeler Avenue Baptist.
To read the full text of this article by Carol Ellis that appeared in the Fall 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article by Jenna Berger that appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article by Betty Trapp Chapman that appeared in the Fall 2003 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
Coming to Houston Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall 2005) Download PDFLetter from Editor Joe Pratt 4 Coming to Houston: 170 Years of Migration 12 Shattered Lives, New Beginnings: Holocaust Survivors in Houston by Jenna Berger 18 The New Latinos and Houston’s Global Pueblo by Jan Swellander Rosin 20 The Houston Catholic Worker: Casa Juan Diego, […]