Don't Box Me Out - Second Chance Hiring & Housing Listening Session
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Don't Box Me Out - Second Chance Hiring & Housing Listening Session

Unfair barriers to housing and employment are NOT faithful

Faith in Texas invites Dallas residents with conviction or arrest records, who've had difficulties securing housing and employment in the city, to attend Don't Box Me Out. Engage in deep listening while hearing from Dallas residents as they share their stories and discuss steps towards building a movement to influence the passing of laws that reflect the humanity and value of all people. If you have a heart for protecting humanity and your rights, register today!

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Dallas Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) Meeting
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Dallas Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) Meeting

Engage with Faith in Texas in your area! 

The Dallas Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) of Faith in Texas invites you to attend its regular meeting of congregations and faith communities, located in the city of Dallas. Leaders within the cluster build relationships and work together on issues in their local communities, develop voter engagement plans, and connect with Faith in Texas campaigns. 

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Northeast Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) Meeting
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) Meeting

Engage with Faith in Texas in your area! 

The Northeast Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) of Faith in Texas invites you to attend its regular meeting of congregations and faith communities, located in the Northeast Suburbs (Mesquite, Richardson, Garland, Plano). Leaders within the cluster build relationships and work together on issues in their local communities, develop voter engagement plans, and connect with Faith in Texas campaigns. 

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Northeast Local Organizing Cluster Meeting
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Local Organizing Cluster Meeting

The Northeast Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) of Faith in Texas invites you to attend its regular meeting of congregations and faith communities, located in the Northeast Suburbs (Mesquite, Richardson, Garland, Plano). Leaders within the cluster build relationships and work together on issues in their local communities, develop voter engagement plans, and connect with Faith in Texas campaigns. 

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Dream Free: Cedar Crest Area Canvassing
Mar
11
9:30 AM09:30

Dream Free: Cedar Crest Area Canvassing

Dream Free: Cedar Crest Area Canvassing

Faith in Texas wants the faith community to be a powerful voting block for justice. The "Justice Team" at City Temple SDA Church invites its members and other Faith in Texas leaders to join them as they "get out the vote". Help energize Cedar Crest area communities about voting in 2018 elections, and register voters. It is time for elected officials in power to reflect your values and convictions! Sign-up today!

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LIVE FREE DFW Campaign Meeting
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

LIVE FREE DFW Campaign Meeting

  • St. Stephen United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Breaking down injustices throughout Texas, one policy at a time!

The LIVE FREE DFW campaign of Faith in Texas invites community members of all faiths to join them for its regular meeting. Here leaders engage in deep listening, power mapping and other steps towards building a movement to influence city, state, and national legislators to pass laws that reflect the humanity and value of all people. If you have a heart for protecting humanity, this is the group for you. Sign-up today!

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Clergy Table Lunch
Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00

Clergy Table Lunch

Prophetic Organizing with Faith in Texas

The Clergy Table of Faith in Texas invites clergy who are leading Covenant Partner congregations (or Covenant Partners-in-process), to attend its regular meeting. Clergy leaders gather during this time to build relationships, strategize for the mobilization of our congregations, and build a network of prophetic voices who are leading the movement for racial and economic justice. 

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Dream Free: Bachman Lake Area Canvassing
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Dream Free: Bachman Lake Area Canvassing

  • Christ's Foundry United Methodist Mission (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dream Free: Bachman Lake Area Canvassing

Faith in Texas wants the faith community to be a powerful voting block for justice. The "Justice Team" of Christ's Foundry United Methodist Mission invites its members and other Faith in Texas leaders to join them as they "get out the vote" in this predominately Latino community. Help energize the surrounding communities of Bachman Lake about voting in the March primary, and register voters. It is time for elected officials in power to reflect your values and convictions! 

Come out March 3 to ensure your community is organized and actively voting for people who care about your family and community. Sign-up today!

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Dream Free: Northeast LOC Phone Bank
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Dream Free: Northeast LOC Phone Bank

  • St. Stephen United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Calling all Northeast Faith in Texas Justice Team, Campaign and clergy leaders!

Don't you want the faith community to be a powerful voting block for justice? Of course you do! The Northeast Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) invites congregations in the Northeast suburbs (Mesquite, Richardson, Garland, Plano) to call registered voters and encourage them to to show up to the polls March 6. Sign-up today!

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District Attorney Forum: Show Your Receipts
Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

District Attorney Forum: Show Your Receipts

  • St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If Your Budget is Moral, Make it Public!

What makes Show Us Your Receipts! different from other District Attorney Forums? This LIVE FREE DFW event is being led by and includes the voices of formerly incarcerated people and the children of undocumented parents. These Dallas County residents, and their families/communities, represent those most likely to encounter the District Attorney's office. If you've ever been in the criminal justice system, or experienced your family being torn apart or having to endure the strains of unjust policies, this is the event for you!

We understand budgets are moral documents and they reflect our elected officials' priorities. Is Dallas County's next District Attorney seeking to fund restorative justice or merely the punishment of Black, Hispanic, working class and poor people? Come out to hear directly from the District Attorney candidates, Sunday February 25. Register today!
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Faith in Texas te invita a un evento único el 25 de febrero del 2018 5:00 p.m. Iglesia St. Luke 5710 E. R L Thornton FWY Dallas TX 75223. Conoce los candidatos a Fiscal General de Dallas (DA por sus siglas en inglés) muestren sus presupuestos al publico. Como sabemos el Fiscal General es importante porque ellos son los que deciden la sentencia de una persona es acusada de un crimen. Además se encarga de cargos criminales que pueden resultar en deportación. Por eso Fe en Texas te invita a asistir a esta reunión para observar como los candidatos intentan usar nuestros impuestos como Fiscal General de Dallas. Como comunidad vamos a exigir que trabajen para minimizar el impacto a nuestra comunidad indocumentada. Informate! Involucrate! Organizate! Protege tu Familia! Registrate Ahora!

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Dream Free: Early Voting Phone Bank
Feb
24
9:30 AM09:30

Dream Free: Early Voting Phone Bank

Calling all Faith in Texas Justice Team, campaign and clergy leaders!

Don't you want the faith community to be a powerful voting block for justice? Of course you do! Come out to call registered voters and encourage them to show up to the polls for early voting, this March Primary.

Sign-up today for one or both shifts on Saturday, February 24.

  • 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Dallas: Local Organizing Cluster *Strategy* Meeting

100% voting congregations is possible in Dallas!

2018 is when Dallas can redefine the narrative of what it means for people of faith to be actively involved in reshaping their society! It's time for us to talk about what it means to consolidate our power, connect our people and create a platform which reflects our convictions for all!

The Dallas Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) is asking for a minimum of two (but more can come) representatives from each Covenant Partner's (Covenant Partner-in training) Justice Team to attend. Register today!

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast: Local Organizing Cluster Meeting

Engage with Faith in Texas in your area! 

The Northeast Local Organizing Cluster (LOC) of Faith in Texas invites you to attend its regular meeting of congregations and faith communities, located in the Northeast Suburbs (Mesquite, Richardson, Garland, Plano). Leaders within the cluster build relationships and work together on issues in their local communities, develop voter engagement plans, and connect with Faith in Texas campaigns. 

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Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

Faith in Texas Clergy Table Meeting

Prophetic Organizing with Faith in Texas

The Clergy Table of Faith in Texas invites clergy who are leading Covenant Partner congregations (or Covenant Partners-in-process), to attend its regular meeting. Clergy leaders gather during this time to build relationships, strategize for the mobilization of our congregations, and build a network of prophetic voices who are leading the movement for racial and economic justice. 

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Dream Free: Voter Engagement for Primaries

Faith in Texas wants the faith community to be a powerful voting block for justice. We invite members of ALL Faith in Texas congregations and faith communities to join us for a "one-stop-shop" voter engagement opportunity. 

  • Voter Registrar Training - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) Deputation - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Canvassing and Voter Engagement Training - Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Both, Voter Registration and Volunteer Deputy Registrar attendees are asked to attend Canvassing and Voter Engagement Training at Noon. Invite your family members and church/mosque/synagogue friends to register and come with you. 

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Dream Free: Voter Engagement Trainings for VITA Sites

Volunteer Deputy Registrars

Dream Free: VITA Site Voter Engagement Trainings

 January 16th, 24th, 25th, 7PM - 8:30PM
OR January 27th, 10AM-11AM

Faith in Texas wants the faith community to be a powerful voting block for justice. We invite Volunteer Deputy Registrars to join us for a "one-stop-shop" voter engagement opportunity at VITA sites throughout the DFW. Training opportunities exist throughout the month of January. Participants only need to sign up for one of four training workshops and invite your family members and church/mosque/synagogue friends to register and come with you. Participants need only attend ONE workshop.

What is Dream Free? 
Faith in Texas invites you to join a movement of faithful voters committed to the dream of freedom. We believe that every person deserves the chance to prosper. We believe that affordable healthcare is a human right. We believe that criminal justice systems can restore, not just punish. We believe that immigrants are a blessing, not a threat. We believe in investing in our children through fully-funded, equitable public education systems. We can work together, across race, class, and religion, to step out of the shadow of oppression and build a new community based on our values. We invite you to join us in holding our candidates and elected officials accountable to our dream of freedom! Dream Free. Vote with Faith in Texas.

Choose ONE date to RSVP!

 

NOTE: The Jan 27th training will be held at Life in Deep Ellum.

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Jan
12
12:30 PM12:30

Prophetic Organizing - Leadership Training for Faith in Texas Clergy

Clergy who are leading Covenant Partner congregations (or Covenant Partners-in-process) are invited to attend this training event featuring several PICO National leaders. The event will focus on determining and developing our own prophetic witness (our "why") as clergy leaders for justice; understanding FiT's voter engagement goals for 2018 and developing a clergy leadership plan for voter engagement in your congregation and community; and the unveiling of our Clergy Table Action Plan for 2018. Following the training, stay for dinner and worship with Rev. Dr. William Barber preaching. You won't want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and equipped for engaging in justice ministry in 2018!

 

12:30-4:30 - Training with PICO National Staff and Leaders, including: Rev. Michael-Ray Matthews, PICO National Clergy Director; Andrea Marta, PICO Action Executive Director; Rev. Troy Jackson, Executive Director of Amos Project

5:00-6:00pm - Dinner with FiT Clergy, Staff, and PICO National Leaders

6:15-8:00pm - Temple Worship, with Rev. Dr. William Barber preaching, reception following

8:30pm - Debrief with FiT Staff and Leaders: Moving into ACTION and inviting others to join the FiT movement for racial and economic justice (open to ALL clergy who attend worship event)

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

December Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

  • Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrolton, Irving, and other suburbs northwest of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our next meeting of the Faith in Texas Northeast Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and other suburbs northeast of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Voter Deputy Registrar Training

  • Christ Foundry United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you tired of sitting at tables for hours, to get just a handful of people to register to vote? Come and learn how to register TWICE as many people to vote. 

* How to engage more people to register

* How to collect additional information to follow up with voters

* Technology to help you register voters and make sure they turn out on Election Day!

This training is for people who are already Volunteer Deputy Registrars or who plan to become one soon.

"I've already been trained by the Elections Office. Why go to another training on voter registration?" If you don't follow up with the people you register, most of them will NEVER cast a vote. But Texas law does not permit you to track contact information from the voter registration card. This training will teach you best practices that have been vetted by attorneys at the Texas Civil Rights Project! These best practices will help you register more voters and follow up to make sure that more of them become faithful voters!

This training is for leaders active in the following organizations: Faith in Texas, Workers Defense Project, Texas Organizing Project, Mi Familia Vota, JOLT

Are you registering voters as part of another organization, or on your own? You are very welcome to attend, if you are willing to partner with one of these groups to record your voters voters. When you register, please choose which of these groups you prefer to partner with. You'll be asked to sign a pledge to follow our internal policies and Texas law related to voter registration.

Please bring a laptop computer. If you do not have a laptop computer, please contact jaziz@faithintx.org or your organization for assistance.

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Tarrant County Cluster Meeting

Join us for the Faith in Texas Tarrant County Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for cities in Tarrant County. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Dallas Cluster Meeting

Join us for the Faith in Texas Dallas Organizing Cluster. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrolton, Irving, and other suburbs northwest of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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