This fall the Cathedral is offering a slate of programs on the topic of "Combatting Anti-Semitism," meant to highlight and inform the community of this ongoing and growing issue.
Justice & Peace Council Sponsored Tour of the Holocaust Museum
Sept. 18, 10 a.m.
Please join the Justice and Peace Council of Christ Church Cathedral for a two hour tour and educational program at the Houston Holocaust Museum at 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas 77004.
The Holocaust Museum is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust, the museum's mission is to teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. The museum is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. The group will meet at the front doors to the museum at 10 a.m. The tour will begin at 10:15. The Museum offers a gift shop, walk-up restaurant and galleries to explore after the tour.
Admission is free for those wishing to attend, though registration is required for this event and attendance is limited. The museum requests that masks be worn by attendees. Register online or contact Louise Langford at 713-590-3305. Registration will close Sept. 15 or when spaces are no longer available.
Dean’s Hour: Presentation from a Holocaust Survivor
Sept. 19, 10 a.m., Reynolds Hall
Join the Justice and Peace Council to hear the story of a Holocaust survivor. This event will be in-person only and not be available online.
Houston Anti-Defamation League Presentation
Sept. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., Reynolds Hall
Join the Justice and Peace Council of Christ Church Cathedral to hear a presentation by Mark Toubin, Executive Director of the Houston Anti-Defamation League (ADL) about anti-Semitic incidents nationwide and in Houston. This event will be in-person only and not be available online.
Dean’s Hour: Dean Barkley Thompson interview with Dr. Dan Joslyn-Siemiatowski
Sept. 26, 10 a.m., Reynolds Hall
Dean Thompson will interview Dr. Dan Joslyn-Siemiatowski, a Seminary of the Southwest professor and Episcopalian. Dr. Joslyn-Siemiatowski has done a lot of good work around combatting anti-Semitism in the church by understanding history and how we read scripture. The presentation will focus on the New Testament roots of anti-Semitism and he will discuss why Christians should take a pointed interest in anti-Semitism and be forthright in combatting it. (This presentation will be livestreamed.)