The Interfaith Advisory Council will host An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and Hope, a virtual vigil to honor domestic violence victims, survivors, and families, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2021. In recognition of Houston’s religious diversity, tolerance, and acceptance, faith leaders from most of Houston’s major religions (the Baha’i Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism) are taking part in An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and Hope. They will read the names of those who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2021 with Rev Harry B-Happy Bartholomew providing Gong Blessings. That evening, Houston City Hall will be lit in purple, the color for domestic violence awareness symbolizing survival, courage, and peace.
AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) works to end family violence by advocating for the safety and self-determination of victims, promoting accountability for abusers and fostering a community response to abuse.