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  •                     Rice Reaffirms Its Commitment to Celebrating

                                         Diversity and Inclusivity

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    "[O]ur students, from wherever they come and whatever their citizen or immigrant status, deserve our support when it comes to being able to pursue their education at Rice.  Our commitment equally extends to faculty, researchers and staff in support of their ability to do their work and research at Rice and around the globe."

                                                                         - Rice University President David W. Leebron

                            Read the full version of President Leebron's message online.

  •                         Encouraging Tolerance Through Education

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    Boniuk Institute maintains a comprehensive collection of resources addressing religious diversity and tolerance in America and around the world.  Resources for youth and adults are available on a variety of subjects and formats from organizational listings and curricula to video documentaries, calendars, books and journal articles.

                                 Explore the Religious Tolerance Resource Guide online.

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  •          Stone, Bone & Text

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                 12:00pm I March 24, 2017

    Explore the attack and massacre on

    Spanish Jews, accused by Christians of

    spreading the Black Death in 1348.

  • Thoughts on the Beginning

                Brian Ogren

                   12:00pm I March 8, 2017

    Was Jewish-Christian intellectual exchange

    in 15th century Italy the beginning of tolerance?

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  • What Does it Mean to be a We Choose Welcome Congregation?

    We Choose Welcome

                        9:30am I March 12, 2017

    What is the human, intelligent response of individual Christians?  Nations?  Political parties towards immigrants and refugees?

  • Refugee Services of Texas

    Regufee Services of Texas

                        9:30am I March 26, 2017

    Hear about Refugee Services of Texas and how it supports refugees, immigrants and the communities that welcome them.

  • Understanding Islam


            6:30pm I March 2, 2017

    Learn about the basic tenets of Islam as a religion that celebrates pluralism and practices the acceptance of people of all and no faith.

  • What Does it Mean for Houston to be a Welcoming City?

    Welcoming Houston

                     9:30am I March 19, 2017

    Learn more about Mayor Turner's Welcoming Houston Initiative.

  • Announcements & Events

    February 26, 2017
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    (Church & Society Series) Ethical Wills - Inspiring the Next Generations

    March 8, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Thoughts on the Beginning, and the Beginning of Tolerance

    March 8, 2017
    12:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic: Activism Among Houston the Houston Immigrant Community

    March 12, 2017
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    (Church & Society Series) What Does it Mean for St. Philip to be a We Choose Welcome Congregation?

    March 19, 2017
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    (Church & Society Series) What Does it Mean for Houston to be a Welcoming City?

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