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Above Politics Webinar: Health Advocacy Training, Part 2 - November 17, 2016 at 12PM

Thursday, November 17, Texas Impact staff will be available via webinar to help congregations participating in, or interested in the Health Justice Sabbath. We will also make time available to listen to what you plan on doing and share ideas. 

To learn more about the Health Justice Sabbath, or to register your congregation, go to www.abovepoliticstx.org

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

Today was our first day at the 22nd annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which started on Monday. Texas Impact had staff in the Blue Zone, where the official negotiations occur, as well as in the Green Zone, which is more open to the public and features exhibits, presentations, and interactive engagement opportunities.

I observed this morning’s plenary session, the third plenary of this year’s COP. During the plenary, delegates heard presentations from the designated Climate Champions of Morocco and France.

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COP 22

In the final week of the 2016 presidential election cycle, a group of Presbyterian ministers appeal to decency amidst the charged rhetoric and harsh tone that has characterized the presidential race with "A Statement of Conscience from Presbyterians in Mission Presbytery*," an informal statement signed by 40 faith leaders of the Presbyterian Church USA.

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Current Calls to Action

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Friday's Above Politics Health Advocacy Training, Part 1. Congregational Outreach Director Scott Atnip and Policy Analyst Imaad Khan discussed health justice in Texas and provided resources to prepare leaders for Texas Impact's Health Justice Sabbath or to host a Health Advocacy Training in their local congregation or community.


Webinar Video:

The full webinar video is available on Youtube and embedded below.

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EngageLearn

On November 2, 2016, Texas Impact and TXIPL staff joined John Hill, Assistant General Secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, to discuss climate sustainability and the U.N.'s upcoming 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22). Policy Analyst Imaad Khan discussed the history of global climate negotiations, including an overview of last year's agreement in Paris, which goes into effect on November 4.

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COP 22EngageTXIPL

Next week, government officials, observers, and civil society stakeholders gather in Marrakech for the COP 22 climate negotiations to make major strategic decisions about the global response to climate change. Texas Interfaith Power and Light joins religious leaders and organizations around the world in praying for negotiators and encouraging people of faith to become actively involved in climate stewardship. Here are some resources to help you begin that conversation in your community.

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COP 22EngageTXIPL

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Senate Finance Committee met to discuss the funding needs proposed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to ensure timely contact with children at immediate risk of abuse or neglect, and other proposals to improve child safety.

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Learn

UN Climate Talks: The Basics

What are Conference of the Parties (COP) negotiations? Why do we have them? What’s with all the acronyms? Here, some places to go for history, background, and definitions of common terms:

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COP 22TXIPL
Event Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

Bee Moorhead, Yaira Robinson, and Imaad Khan will be in Marrakech, Morocco for the 22nd annual United Nations global climate negotiations, known as COP22. Leaders from more than 195 countries are expected to attend the November 7-18, 2016 talks, which will build upon progress made at last year’s talks in Paris.

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