Each year, leaders of the United Methodist Women (UMW) organize Mission u learning sessions all around the country to deepen participants’ understanding of and engagement on current social issues. Rev. Sam Brannon attended a three-day leader training seminar in Tempe, Arizona in order to teach the 2016 Climate Justice mission study.
On July 19, the House Committee on Appropriations held an interim hearing to discuss interim charge 16, to "Evaluate the effectiveness of the Department of Public Safety’s use of funds appropriated during the 84th legislative session for border security operations.
On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the House Committee on Human Services met to take up its interim charge to eliminate child abuse within the foster care system, increase the number of foster families, and improve adoption policies.
During two weeks this summer, Texas Impact staff have had the privilege of supporting two Reach Beyond Mission groups as they delved into local hunger and food systems--in terms of issues, community responses, and public policy.