New WCI and CPRI VISTA Positions Now Available

New VISTA Positions available with CPRI and the Welcoming Communities Initiative

Welcoming Communities Initiative (WCI) Community Engagement Specialist

Texas Impact is currently recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers interested in spearheading projects to help meet the needs of a growing population of unaccompanied minor immigrants in Texas, including providing support to the caregivers of this vulnerable population.

As part of this effort, the Welcoming Communities Initiative (WCI) hopes to establish and support a network of community and faith-based organizations already engaged in addressing humanitarian crises, and the current crisis of unaccompanied minors in Texas in particular.  The AmeriCorps VISTA WCI Community Engagement Specialist will identify unmet needs of vulnerable populations, bring leaders of differing religious traditions together, and establish protocols, materials, and processes for assistance.

CPRI Faith Community Conference Call February 27

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for our February Community Partner Faith Discussion, a monthly conference call where we share information, stories and best practices among congregations helping their neighbors get access to food and health care through Texas' Community Partner Recruitment Initiative.

Date: Friday, February 27
Time: 11:00AM to Noon
Dial-in: (712) 432-3066, Conference Code: 424548

We look forward to visiting with you on the call and hope you will invite people you know who might be interested.

Scott Atnip
Texas Impact Congregational Outreach Director
(512) 472-3903 (Office)
(281) 728-4593 (Cell)

Better Neighbors | February 2015: Family Financial Security

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2015 ELCA Legislative Agenda

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Texas Lutheran Legislative Days Resource Center

2015 Lutheran Legislative Event | Lutheran Legislative Agenda Now Online

Sponsored by Poverty & Justice Task Force of ELCA's Southwestern Texas Synod
Participating ELCA Synods: Southwestern Texas, Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast
Program planned by Texas Impact

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
200 W Anderson Lane  Austin, TX 78752

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2015 Texas Interfaith Letter on Immigration Legislation in the 84nd Texas Legislature

As Texans of faith, we call on our Legislature to affirm the rights and inherent worth of every human being.

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Better Neighbors Event in Waco, Texas | February 26, 2015

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Texas Impact is coming to Waco to talk about Consumer Finance!

Join us to discuss Consumer Finance, the Community Partners Program, and Congregational Engagement Strategies.

  • Keynote: Bee Moorhead | Executive Director, Texas Impact
  • Panel on Financial Security featuring Texas Consumer Credit Commissioner Leslie Pettijohn
  • Updates from Texas Impact staff
  • How you can help low-income Texans through the Community Partner Program

When: 7PM, February 26, 2015
Where: Antioch Baptist Church
2814 S 12th St, Waco, TX 76706

Refreshments will be provided.

Rev. Dr. Whit Bodman's Comments at Texas Muslim Capitol Day, January 29, 2015

Update: Statement from Speaker Straus

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) today released the following statement:

"The Texas Capitol belongs to all the people of this state, and legislators have a responsibility to treat all visitors just as we expect to be treated -- with dignity and respect. Anything else reflects poorly on the entire body and distracts from the very important work in front of us."

Original Story:

Texas Impact and the Interfaith Center for Public Policy assist people of faith from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions to participate in the work of shaping our lives together. The voices of the faithful from every shape of religion thus belong in the statehouse.

2015 UMW Legislative Event Resource Center


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Texas Impact Interfaith Prayer Service at Capitol

For more information contact Bee Moorhead @ 512-636-3135

"We are Sisters and Brothers:"

Texas Impact Holds Interfaith Service of Public Witness at Capitol to Open Legislative Session

Video available on YouTube at 6pm CST. Email for more information.

Texas Impact 2015 Legislative Agenda

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Prayer Calendar 2015

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Better Neighbors | January 2015: The Legislative Session

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2015 Legislative Prayer Meetup Locations

Join us around the state to pray and learn more about the upcoming legislative session. New locations and information incoming daily!

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