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National Adoption Month has been celebrated since 1995. This year, National Adoption Month focuses on the adoption of older youth currently in foster care—because “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family." The Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS) provides special resources to congregations and other faith-based groups wishing to participate in Adoption Month.

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On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, White House and State Department officials hosted conversations among diverse U.S. religious leaders who are working on creation care and climate justice. The focus? Upcoming UN climate talks in Paris.

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This Veterans’ Day, as part of the Better Neighbors project, Texas Impact traveled to Temple, Texas for a presentation and discussion about veterans’ issues in our state. The gathering at St. James United Methodist Church, complete with wonderful fellowship and food, included an intimate and often emotional conversation about the unique challenges military service members face both in wartime and upon returning home.

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As a staff member of Texas Impact and a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, standing in the middle of the Captain Joe Byrd Prison Cemetery on a plot of land I often drive by without a second thought for the “In Remembrance” event is always a very spiritual moment for me, inviting me to reflect on the notion that all lives are of sacred value.

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The Constitutional provision against "establishing" a state religion is so ingrained in our common experience that many Americans never stop to wonder how we got here. As part of the Interfaith Center's ongoing analysis of religious liberty and state public policy in Texas, we took a look at the roots of disestablishment in the early years of the United States.

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Event Date: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN IN TEXAS
28th Annual LEGISLATIVE EVENT
Program planned and produced by Texas Impact
 
The Way Texas Works
Join Women from All Around the State

To Engage Issues That Matter
 
JANUARY 24-26, 2016
Austin, Texas 
 
REGISTRATION IS UNLIMITED! Click here to register today!

To get the early-bird registration price, register by January 8, 2016.

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Neighbors of Oil and Gas is a new resource for introducing people living near oil and gas development to the different state and local agencies that enforce environmental rules for the oil and gas industry.

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