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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.

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Better Neighbors Webinar - July 29, 2016 at 11AM

Join us Friday, July 29 at 11AM for our latest Better Neighbors webinar. Kenneth Burchfiel, co-author of this month's Better Neighbors and outgoing Welcoming Communities Initiative AmeriCorps VISTA member, will discuss immigration and forced migration, with a focus on children. Congregational Outreach Director Scott Atnip will talk about other opportunities for local communities of faith to partner with state agencies as part of Texas Impact’s “Better Neighbor” initiative.

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.

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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.

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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.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) 

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