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50th Anniversary Interfaith Service & Community Celebration

Sunday, February 28, 2021
2:00 PM

To lift up the last 50 years of the Rothko Chapel’s work and mission, and renew and strengthen its commitment to serve as a welcoming interfaith sanctuary for all and a place to rally around the significant human rights issues of the day, the Chapel held an interfaith service and human rights celebration including Sufi Whirling, prayers, reflections, and music.

Find the full order of service in our digital program: 

- 50th Anniversary Interfaith Service Digital Program -

Presenters & Contributors

David Leslie, Executive Director, Rothko Chapel
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Executive Producer, First Voices Radio & member of the Cheyenne River Lakota of South Dakota
The Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston    
Cantor Rollin Simmons, Congregation Emanu El
Rabbi David Segal, Texas Lead Organizer, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Imam Dr. Basem Hamid, Islamic Society of Greater Houston
International Voices Houston, led by Artistic Director Mark Vogel
Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Senior Minister Emeritus, Riverside Church
Rajwant Singh, President, EcoSikh & Executive Director, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation
Neville Kanga, Zoroastrian Association of Houston
Aasiyah Khalil, Masjid Warithuddeen Mohammed
Saachi Jain, JVB Preksha Meditation Center
Emma Hamedian, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Houston
Yuna O’Brien, Christ Church Cathedral
Soumil Goyal, Arya Samaj Greater Houston
Bishop Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin, Resident Priest of Myoken-ji Temple
Nur Ashki Jerrahi Community with Fariha Friedrich
Rutha Mae Harris, Original SNCC Freedom Singer
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
Harris County Judge Linda Hidalgo
Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and Community Organizer
Special Messages from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama & Former US President Jimmy Carter
Michael Piana, Rothko Chapel Board Chair
Rev. William A. Lawson, Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

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