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.

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. 

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.

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!

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.


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.

LA RED Campaign Meeting
Jan
21
1:30 pm13:30

LA RED Campaign Meeting

  • Faith in Texas 7th Floor Training Room

Faith in Texas congregational and justice teams with organizers, leaders, and volunteers that are interested in the LA RED campaign should attend this meeting. Click the button below to reserve your spot!

Live Free Campaign Meeting
Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

Live Free Campaign Meeting

  • Faith in Texas 7th Floor Training Room

This meeting is for all organizers, leaders and volunteers in Faith in Texas congregational and justice teams that are interested in the Live Free campaign. Click below to register for the meeting on January 21st.

January All Team Meeting
Jan
10
7:00 pm19:00

January All Team Meeting

  • Cathedral Guadelupe

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.  

At our November meeting, we'll get ready for our Policy Summit on December 3, 10am-4pm in Dallas.

Texas Legislative Planning Session
Jan
8
3:00 pm15:00

Texas Legislative Planning Session

  • Faith in Texas

All leaders for Campaign Teams and Justice Teams are invited to join Faith in Texas staff to strategize our plans for impacting policies and laws for economic dignity and social justice across our state in the first legislative session of 2017.

Faith in Texas Policy Summit
Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

Faith in Texas Policy Summit

  • Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church

Join over 200 people and get ready to make our voices heard in Austin in 2017! Fellowship with people from diverse faith communities and social backgrounds who are working together to make Texas a better place for everyone. Learn how to counter hateful rhetoric with our vision of love and fairness! Learn about policy proposals underway in the Texas Legislature that could change your life--for better or for worse--in 2017! Practice meeting with your representative in Austin to share your perspective! This event is bilingual; we will translate into English and Spanish.

You'll get to choose two of the following options:

  • Education: Help more Texas kids access high-quality Pre-Kindergarten!
  • LIVE FREE: Learn about bills to reform bail, parole, and sentencing!
  • Moral Economy: What Texas lawmakers can do to stop payday predators!
  • LA RED: Keep immigrant families together and protect our Dreamers!
  • Health Equity: End food deserts and expand access to Healthy Food!

We encourage you to bring a team of people with you, to train and prepare together for action in 2017!

Tickets are free--but you must RSVP early to save your seat! Lunch and refreshments will be provided. We encourage everyone to make a voluntary gift to support the summit, as they are able!  

Giving UNITY on Giving Tuesday Press Conference
Nov
29
10:00 am10:00

Giving UNITY on Giving Tuesday Press Conference

  • Islamic Association of North Texas

On Giving Tuesday, we announce the most impactful way to give our leaders the support they need to fight for justice. Join us at the Islamic Association of North Texas beginning at 10 AM for the press conference.

November Team Meeting
Nov
15
7:00 pm19:00

November Team Meeting

  • Temple Emanu-El

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.  

At our November meeting, we'll get ready for our Policy Summit on December 3, 10am-4pm in Dallas.

October Team Lead Meeting
Oct
18
7:00 pm19:00

October Team Lead Meeting

  • Westside Baptist Church

We have our DFW 20/20 vision: Let's make it a reality! We gather monthly with all leaders from Justice Teams and Campaigns Teams to see how we're building power together. Please RSVP here!

This meeting brings together two kinds of people for planning, strategy, and training:

1. Justice Team leaders who are building a team in their congregation with Faith in Texas

2. Leaders active in one of our four Campaigns: Together We Vote, LIVE FREE, Education, and Moral Economy.

This meeting is also open to guests who want to plug into a specific campaign or learn how to build a new Justice Team in their congregation.

The Shirts off Our Backs Demonstration
Sep
27
6:15 pm18:15

The Shirts off Our Backs Demonstration

  • Springcreek Church

35 cities in Texas have passed ordinances limiting the predatory practices of payday and title lenders - but Richardson isn't one of them. Instead, they have said that regulation should take place at the state and federal level. Faith in Texas is calling members of Richardson City Council, as well as our state representatives, to meet us outside a local lender to hear our stories and to join their voices with ours by making a public statement that loans with interest averaging 450% APR, which are designed to trap people in cycles of debt, are morally wrong and should face tougher regulations. 

We will make our statement by gathering en masse outside a lender, where we will hear prepared statements by faith leaders and borrowers, hold signs warning the community about predatory loans, and present our representatives with shirts with messages about the harm payday loans have caused written on them. As this is a public demonstration, please be prepared to arrive at 6:15 for preparation at Springcreek Church. It is critical that we speak and act with one voice, from the same page.

South Dallas "Together We Vote" Canvass
Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

South Dallas "Together We Vote" Canvass

  • St. Luke Community United Methodist Church

Join South Dallas faith communities as we invite our neighbors to vote! On Saturday, September 24th, we'll go out in diverse groups of 2-3 people to knock on doors of folks who rarely vote. We'll start at 9am with a training on how to share your story and hold "sacred conversations" with your neighbors. It's truly a sacred experience to reach out to your neighbors and say, "We see you. Your voice matters. Join us and vote!" This canvass is sponsored by St. Luke Community United Methodist Church.

Please RSVP below so we can make a packet for you! 

This canvass is part of the "Together We Vote" campaign of Faith in Texas. Our congregations have pledged to hold over 10,000 sacred conversations to invite people to vote, both this Fall and in the next round of local elections.  Faith in Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that organizes local congregations for the common good. This is a nonpartisan event, open to people of all faith traditions who care about bringing new voices into the public square.

Please wear a hat and comfortable shoes. If you have a smartphone, please bring it fully charged. You'll have the option to download an app to help you knock on doors. Paper lists and ipods will be available for you to use if you don't have a smartphone.  If you a deputy voter registrar in Dallas County, please bring your materials with you.

We encourage you to invite friends, family, and members of your faith community to join you! We also encourage everyone to reach out to people and congregations from different racial, ethnic, or faith backgrounds to walk with them. Door-knocking is a fun activity to bring along tweens and teens. Just make sure to RSVP your guests so we can prepare enough materials for everyone!

September Team Lead Meeting
Sep
20
7:00 pm19:00

September Team Lead Meeting

  • Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church

We have our DFW 20/20 vision: Let's make it a reality! We gather monthly with all leaders from Justice Teams and Campaigns Teams to see how we're building power together. Please RSVP here!

This meeting brings together two kinds of people for planning, strategy, and training:

1. Justice Team leaders who are building a team in their congregation with Faith in Texas

2. Leaders active in one of our four Campaigns: Together We Vote, LIVE FREE, Education, and Moral Economy.

This meeting is also open to guests who want to plug into a specific campaign or learn how to build a new Justice Team in their congregation.

Educators and Nonprofit Staff: Get Deputized to Register Voters!
Sep
7
7:00 pm19:00

Educators and Nonprofit Staff: Get Deputized to Register Voters!

  • Paul Quinn College

Are you a teacher or nonprofit staff? Get deputized to register your students or clients to vote! Learn how to fire up new people to become regular voters and make their voices heard. Please RSVP in advance to reserve your deputy voter registrar packet!

Open to Everyone--this event is geared to teachers and nonprofit staff, but everyone is welcome to attend and become a deputy voter registrar!

Co-sponsored by COMMIT! and Faith in Texas. The Dallas County Elections Office will provide voter deputization training.