Join Us for Legislative Session Opening Day Events: Service of Public Witness and Legislative Training

Faithful engagement with civil power has always held in tension the prophetic and the pastoral, the pragmatic and the pure.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 is the opening day of the 84th Texas Legislature. Join us at 9:00 a.m. on the South Steps of the Capitol for our Interfaith Service of Public Witness, featuring prayers and wisdom from leaders of diverse religious traditions about our shared responsibility to work together for the common good.

CPRI Faith Community Conference Call December 19, including Better Neighbors Focus of Domestic Violence

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for our December Community Partner Faith Discussion, a monthly conference call where we share information, stories and best practices among congregations helping their neighbors get access to food and health care through Texas' Community Partner Recruitment Initiative.

Date: Friday December 19
Time: 11:00AM to Noon
Dial-in: (712) 432-3066, Conference Code: 424548

This month, our guest speaker will be Jeff Sternberg, who will provide information on our Better Neighbors Focus of the Month, Domestic Violence.

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

Better Neighbors | December 2014: Domestic Violence

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International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Visit to Texas Impact, December 2

GlobalAustin, in conjunction with the US Department of State, coordinated a visit to the Texas Impact office on December 2. Mr. Yong Zhang, Secretary General of the Nanning Youth Health Service Council, met with Texas Impact Executive Director Bee Moorhead to discuss the work of their respective organizations. They discussed opportunities and challenges in civic engagement in China and the U.S. The visit was a part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which coordinates meetings and opportunities for cross-cultural sharing for over 400 international dignitaries from over 90 countries.

In the News: Bee Moorhead Discusses Health Care

Update: Audio from the KUT panel is now streaming online.


Yesterday, Bee Moorhead published an opinion piece about the Texas Health and Human Services Commission's sunset review in the Austin American-Statesman entitled "Fixes to health and human services will keep evolving."

"Meeting human needs in a state as vast and varied as Texas is not a question of “one and done.” Legislators will be working to keep up with changing needs and conditions far into the future."

Read more here.

Bee was also a part of a KUT panel on Tuesday to discuss the second year of the Affordable Care Act. Other panelists included State Representative John Zerwas (R-Simonton), LBJ School Professor Sam Richardson and Tim Eaton with the Austin American-Statesman.

Read the Daily Texan's coverage of the panel here.

CPRI Faith Community Conference Call November 21, including Better Neighbors Focus of Mental Health

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Community Partners Monthly Faith Discussion
This month's call includes information on Mental Health

Join us for our November Community Partner Faith Discussion, a monthly conference call where we share information, stories and best practices among congregations helping their neighbors get access to food and health care through Texas' Community Partner Recruitment Initiative.

Date: Friday November 21
Time: 11:00AM to Noon
Dial-in: (712) 432-3066, Conference Code: 424548

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