For the first time, religious groups have filed court briefs against the so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ ban in Senate Bill 4, entering the fray in a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the implementation of the law that they say will harm their faith communities.
A broad coalition of mainstream Texas religious leaders spoke out August 1 against Senate Bill 3 and other so-called “bathrooms bills” that would discriminate against transgender youths and adults. The speakers, who represent millions of mainstream faith community members, included leaders from...
Already a young adult lay leader in the Episcopal church, Maria Bautista recently started work as a community organizer with congregations in the Diocese of Texas. EHF asked Bautista a few questions about her work to bring forward new leadership and voices in communities. She reflects on some of...
As your bishop, I signed a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott on May 17, 2017, along with 200 other Texas religious leaders, condemning the law as "anti-immigrant" and contrary to the biblical principles for which we stand as Christians.
Preparándose para lo peor, Elena Jiménez*, junto con sus gemelas de 15 años, Camila y Carla*, vinieron a San Santiago, Austin, el 6 de mayo para obtener ayuda para preparar una declaración jurada autorizando un apoderado de sus hijas menores, por si ellas son separadas a causa de una deportación.
En un esfuerzo para educar y ayudar a la comunidad inmigrante de Houston, la Iglesia Catedral de Cristo organizó un taller de inmigración con abogados y líderes comunitarios para informar a los inmigrantes acerca de sus derechos y para discutir el nuevo enfoque de la administración en las...
The Rev. Jerald Hyche on St. James', Conroe, and how they learned to embrace interfaith conversation.
Proyecto Santiago, at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Austin, is offering pro bono assistance to immigrant parents who wish to prepare a power of attorney for a relative in case the parents are deported.