People of Faith Working for Justice

Texas Impact is a statewide religious grassroots network whose members include individuals, congregations, and governing bodies of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. Texas Impact exists to advance state public policies that are consistent with universally held social principles of the Abrahamic traditions.

Note: this story originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman Opinion section, May 22, 2016. In launching the Senate Finance Committee’s discussion of state spending limits this week, Sen. Jane Nelson...
Texas Impact and the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy welcome three interns this summer. Joseph Czap, Emily Sherron, and Ilka Vega will be conducting research and supporting new projects related to public education, water, and the South Texas border region. Welcome...
Brianna Gaddis joined the Community Partners Recruitment Initiative (CPRI) AmeriCorps VISTA project in February 2016, serving in the Dallas, Texas area, and comes to Texas Impact from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.  Brianna earned her degree in...
This week, Texas Impact has staff and AmeriCorps VISTAs attending the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod Assembly in Houston. (Leis in the above photo courtesy of the Lutherans—they know how to have a good time!)...
Water Captains from Jacksonville and Nacogdoches met at the Nacogdoches Recreation Center on May 18th to attend the Region I Water Planning Group meeting. The volunteer water leaders had all attended earlier workshops and were well-versed in most of the major issues facing east...
The Texas hurricane season begins June 1st, and the National Weather Service's (NWS) Brownsville station has turned to local church pastors to help alert residents who live in colonias near the border. The National Weather Service plans to provide the pastors and/or colonia...
UPDATE: Lela Wallis of Care Portal Will Speak about Adoption! Lela Wallis, Field Manager for Care Portal, will give a presentation on this month's webinar. Care Portal connects case workers and the needs of families with congregations via email. Their tag line is "every church...