Texas is the 14th most Christian state, with more than 53 percent of Texans identifying themselves as members of a Christian religion. Less than 50 percent of the U.S. population can be identified as Christian adherents, and that Islam is the second-largest religion in Texas and fastest-growing in the nation.

Houston is home to a significant number of Muslim Americans. As of 2012, it has the largest Muslim population in Texas and the largest Muslim population in the Southern United States. In 2000, there were over 41 mosques and storefront religious centers, with the largest being the Al-Noor Mosque (Mosque of Light) of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH).  The University of Houston also has a separate student organization for Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims. As of 2014, the Houston area had about 50 halal-certified restaurants. Houston has some restaurants which, during Ramadan, serve iftar meals to families who are too busy to cook. Contact us today to learn more about our volunteer opportunities in Texas.

POBLO Missionary, Julie Aftab
POBLO Ambassador, Rev. David Cecil