Prophetic Action: Creating Powerful Campaigns
Aug
20
3:00 pm15:00

Prophetic Action: Creating Powerful Campaigns

  • City Temple SDA Church

Change does not happen spontaneously; it happens through powerful, strategic, communitydriven campaigns. In Prophetic Action, we will learn how we can faithfully build power to make our dreams a reality through strategic public campaigns that change hearts, win people over, and build leverage with decision makers through public action.


Building a Movement: Creating Strong Teams
Jul
23
3:00 pm15:00

Building a Movement: Creating Strong Teams

  • Temple Emmanu-El

Real, long-term change requires many people working together towards our dreams with strength, endurance, and strategy. In Building a Movement, we will learn how we can bind moments of relationship building and community action into a powerful, multi-generational movement capable of shaping our communities for years to come.

Imagining Just Communities: Introduction to Faith-Rooted Organizing
Jun
25
3:00 pm15:00

Imagining Just Communities: Introduction to Faith-Rooted Organizing

  • First Community UCC Church

We all dream of handing down a stronger, healthier, more unified community to the next generation, but sometimes it just seems out of reach - the injustice is too great, and the divides too deep. In Imagining Just Communities, we will learn how we can organize together as a powerful multi-faith movement to make our common dreams for our communities a reality.

May (2017) All-Team Meeting
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

May (2017) All-Team Meeting

  • City Temple SDA Church

Join us for the May All-Team meeting as we share strategy for the "veto-season" of 85th legislative session and local city and county platforms. Leaders from all justice teams and all congregations are encouraged register and attend.

PHONE BANKING! (for Together We Vote DFW local elections)
Apr
26
May 4

PHONE BANKING! (for Together We Vote DFW local elections)

  • Faith in Texas Offices, 5th floor Suite 595

Voting in local elections is underway throughout the DFW. Join us for any or all of our five phone banking sessions from April 26th to May 4th. Click below to sign up for the days and times you plan to join us in our offices and encourage folks in DFW to go to the polls!

Together We Vote Evening Data Entry Party
Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Together We Vote Evening Data Entry Party

  • Faith in Texas Offices, 5th floor, Suite 595

We've received commitments throughout the DFW from folks who will vote in the local elections. As we begin early voting on April 24th we will be working to enter voter commitment data for phone banking purposes in the coming weeks leading to the May 6th general election. RSVP here and drop in to our offices between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM to assist us in data entry whether you have 30 minutes or the entire evening to spare!

Together We Vote Data Entry Day Party (Shifts from 8 AM thru 6 PM)
Apr
24
8:00 am08:00

Together We Vote Data Entry Day Party (Shifts from 8 AM thru 6 PM)

  • Faith in Texas Offices, 5th floor - Suite 595

We've received commitments throughout the DFW from folks who will vote in the local elections. As we begin early voting on April 24th we will be working in shifts throughout the day to enter voter commitment data for phone banking purposes in the coming weeks leading to the May 6th general election. RSVP here and drop in to our offices between 8 AM and 6 PM to assist us in data entry whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours to spare!

Solidarity Service
Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Solidarity Service

  • Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church

Just before early voting begins, we will send our elected officials the message that solidarity is the top priority of those that will be casting their votes. Join us for our Solidarity Service on April 23rd from 3 PM to 5 PM at Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church. Since the year started we’ve had to rush to the sides of our brothers and sisters across faith communities to stand with them and their families. We’ve been to Austin to petition our legislators on behalf of racially targeted immigration policy, as well as increasing awareness regarding policing techniques of de-escalation and mental health awareness that will most impact the policing of brown and black communities. You can let us know that you will be with us in solidarity and faith by clicking below.

Dallas City Council Cite & Release Vote
Apr
12
9:00 am09:00

Dallas City Council Cite & Release Vote

  • Dallas City Hall

Dallas City Council Vote on Marijuana Cite and Release April 12th! 
• Low level marijuana policing disproportionately targets and attacks communities of color!
• Save your TAX $$$ from jailing non-violent low level marijuana offenders!
• Free our Police to protect our communities from more serious crimes!
• Call your Mayor & City Councilmen to Vote Yes to Marijuana Cite & Release!
• Click here to find out who your city councilman is! Spread the word!

Together We Vote Canvassing at Immigration Mega March
Apr
9
1:30 pm13:30

Together We Vote Canvassing at Immigration Mega March

  • Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe - Gran Salon Room

During the Mega March for Immigration reform and unity. If you plan to attend the march and would like to help us register commitments for the Together We vote Campaign, please join us at 1:30 PM in the Gran Salon of Cathedral Guadalupe to prepare and get canvassing supplies before the Mega March begins.

LIVE FREE! Lobby Day
Apr
3
5:30 am05:30

LIVE FREE! Lobby Day

  • Faith in Texas Offices

Sign up to join the LIVE FREE! team in Austin on April 3rd for legislative visits from 10 AM to 3 PM. If you need transportation please arrive at the Faith in Texas offices at 5:30 AM and park on the top floor of the parking garage to caravan together. The legislative actions will be from 10 AM to 3 PM if you would like to join us in Austin, the group will return to the Faith in Texas offices by 6 PM. Everyone interested in participating should sign up with the link below.

Together We Vote Bootcamp (alternate session)
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Together We Vote Bootcamp (alternate session)

  • Faith in Texas Offices

This training prepares Faith in Texas community members and leaders to have over 10,000 sacred conversations moving folks to vote! Together We Vote congregations make a plan and build a team to achieve 100% voting among eligible citizens in your congregation. You also turn out your members to a Faith in Texas community canvass later this spring ahead of the local May elections. 

Rapid Action Network Training
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Rapid Action Network Training

  • Christ Foundry United Methodist Mission

This training is for all justice team members and congregations with volunteers preparing for participation in planned actions and rapid solidarity response within congregations.

A Healthy Future for Texas Lobby Day
Mar
23
10:30 am10:30

A Healthy Future for Texas Lobby Day

  • Texas State Capitol

Faith in Texas will be joining the American Heart Association, and advocates of all ages from across the state in a fun filled day of action and lobbying in Austin. We'll be educating elected officials and their staff on policies to support healthy eating and active living, and it’s very important that they hear from constituents like you.

You don't have to be a policy expert to participate! Just bring your passion for heart health. We'll offer a pre-training conference call, which will be recorded so you can prepare at your convenience. Ahead of our legislative meetings on March 23, we'll gather over lunch to answer any questions and share our stories. Then we'll meet with key target lawmakers and their staff to discuss specific legislation to increase access to healthy food in underserved communities, identify physical education best practices, and encourage healthier early childcare environments.

Don't miss this special day, which will also feature a display of artwork from students across the state.

March All Team Meeting
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

March All Team Meeting

  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

For all teams in Faith in Texas--open to all people interested in one of our Justice Teams or Campaigns Teams. This meeting is also open to people who want to build a new team in their congregation or looking to plug into an existing congregational team. We will also provide updates on our legislative actions in Austin and plan for local spring elections throughout DFW.

Justice Teams are made up of laypeople and clergy who together organize their local faith community or congregation. Campaign Teams bring together people across many congregations to win change around a specific issue cut. Active Campaign Teams are: LIVE FREE (to end mass incarceration), Education, Moral Economy (fighting predatory lending), and Together We Vote.  

Rep. Pete Sessions Town Hall
Mar
18
11:30 am11:30

Rep. Pete Sessions Town Hall

  • 160 North Coit Road Richardson, TX, 75080 United States

In the past, Rep. Pete Sessions has opposed payday lending regulation and supported policies that would reduce access to healthcare for our most vulnerable people. We want to let Rep. Sessions know that the people being targeted by exploitive lenders and the people vulnerable to cuts in healthcare do not stand alone - the faith community stands with them. Join us as we lift our voices to call for justice.

LIVE FREE! March Strategy Meeting
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

LIVE FREE! March Strategy Meeting

  • Northaven United Methodist Church

Join the LIVE FREE! campaign team for their monthly strategy session. No matter your congregation or faith community, if you are interested in our legislative and local actions to stand in solidarity with formerly incarcerated individuals we look forward to seeing you!

March Clergy Gathering
Mar
9
12:00 pm12:00

March Clergy Gathering

  • The Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin Guadalupe

Our monthly clergy gatherings bring together faith leaders to explore and support one another as they build power within their congregations and faith communities to stand together for racial equity and social justice. Join us for lunch, sacred conversation and edification of a beloved community.

Deputation of Deputy Registrars
Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

Deputation of Deputy Registrars

  • Temple Emmanu-El

The Dallas County Elections Department will come to Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, Texas on March 8, 2017 at 6:00PM to deputize Deputy Registrars who in turn will be able to register new voters in Dallas County. All previous deputy registrar’s authority to register new voters expired on December 31, 2016. The new deputation will be valid until December 31, 2018.

Deputation is open to all so please ask your friends and neighbors to join with us in becoming deputy registrars. To be a Dallas County Deputy Registrar one must live in Dallas County, be a registered voter and a United States citizen.

Click below to RSVP: It is important to register in advance if you will be joining us.

Together We Vote Bootcamp
Mar
5
3:00 pm15:00

Together We Vote Bootcamp

  • Faith in Texas Office, Suite 595

This training prepares Faith in Texas community members and leaders to have over 10,000 sacred conversations moving folks to vote! Together We Vote congregations make a plan and build a team to achieve 100% voting among eligible citizens in your congregation. You also turn out your members to a Faith in Texas community canvass later this spring ahead of the local May elections. 

Winter 2017 Clergy Retreat
Feb
22
8:00 am08:00

Winter 2017 Clergy Retreat

  • Briarwood Retreat Center

This retreat is to bring together our multifaith clergy from across the DFW metroplex for a time of reflection and preparation to continue leading our congregations and faith communities in faith-rooted organizing and rapid action.

February 2017 All-Team Meeting
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

February 2017 All-Team Meeting

  • Dallas Masjid Al-Islam

For all teams in Faith in Texas--open to all people taking on regular responsibility in one of our Justice Teams or Campaigns Teams. This meeting is also open to people who want to build a new team in their congregation or looking to plug into an existing team.

Justice Teams are made up of laypeople and clergy who together organize their local faith community or congregation. Campaign Teams bring together people across many congregations to win change around a specific issue cut. Active Campaign Teams are: LIVE FREE (to end mass incarceration), Education, Moral Economy (fighting predatory lending), and Together We Vote.  

February Moral Economy Strategy Session
Feb
19
3:00 pm15:00

February Moral Economy Strategy Session

  • Faith In Texas Office - 5th floor conference Room

This meeting is for all Moral Economy justice team members and leaders from all faith communities and congregations. We look forward to you joining us to discuss strategy for the 85th legislative session and policy priorities for the local spring elections.

Live Free! February Strategy Session
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Live Free! February Strategy Session

  • Northaven United Methodist Church, Room 234

This is the February strategy session for our justice team members and leaders working on the Live Free! campaign and congregation leaders seeking to build a justice team focused on the Live Free! legislative and policy priorities.

Introduction to Faith Rooted Organizing
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Faith Rooted Organizing

  • St. Luke Community United Methodist Church

This is a training & information session for all clergy & laypeople across congregations & faith communities. This meeting is open to all Campaign & Justice Team leaders & members, new to faith based community organizing.

Moral Economy Campaign Meeting
Jan
22
3:00 pm15:00

Moral Economy Campaign Meeting

  • Temple Emanu-El, Ackerman Room

Our moral economy work continues in 2017 beginning with a focus on protecting the economic stability of families during the 85th Texas legislative session. RSVP by clicking the link below for the Jan. 22nd campaign meeting.