Texas Interfaith Advocacy Conference

This conference brings Texans of faith together for three days of advocacy and legislative training on February 16-18, 2020.

Register here.

Speakers and sessions will cover immigration, health equity, and climate – with an opportunity for participants to meet with their state elected officials.

Information about hotels to come soon.

Download and print the flyer here.

Anti-Racism Workshop

Anti-Racism Workshop

 

Shaping Beloved Community: From Dignity,
Recognition and Inclusivity to Advocacy and Equity

 

Saturday, February 29 – 9:00am -3:30pm

Saint John’s United Methodist Church

2140 Allandale Rd. – Austin, TX

 

Sponsored by

Rio Texas Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) &

Saint John’s Risk-Taking Mission & Service Committee

 

Featuring

Rev. Neal Christie

Rev. Christie, who serves as Assistant General Secretary for Education and Leadership Formation on the UMC General Board of Church and Society, directs the agency’s educational opportunities, including world-wide trainings, workshops, seminars, & internships. He also coordinates curriculum related to the UM Social Principles.

Rev. Christie has authored a number of publications and produced several educational videos on social justice for the church. He is an elder in the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. Neal has been devoted to the ministry with Church and Society for 20 years.

Please join us for a day of learning from Rev. Christie about the dignity of each individual and how we can advocate for equality for all persons.

A light lunch will be provided.

Please register by Wednesday, February 26. Registration information below.

 

Registration Information

Pay by Credit Card:  $10.00 (fees included) Use this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anti-racism-workshop-shaping-beloved-community-from-dignity-recognition-and-inclusivity-to-advocacy-tickets-91912567965

Pay by Check:  $10.00 in advance (by February 26). Mail check and this form to the address below.

Pay at the door:  $15.00 (limited number available)

Name(s):  __________________________________________________

Address:  ______________________________City: ________________

Congregation:                                    # Tickets: ____ X $ 10.00 = $ _____

E-Mail (for confirmation): ______________________________________

Indicate Special Dietary Need: _________________________________

Make Check to Rio Texas MFSA

Mail this form and check to:

Rio Texas MFSA

PO Box 66055

Austin, TX  78766-6055

For more information contact Anne Mund ennadnum@hotmail.com

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2019-2020 Theme

Stand Up!  Speak Out!  Take Action!

January 2020 – Make Plans to Take Action

Rio Texas MFSA will not have a monthly meeting in January.  We urge you to join in the Women’s March and Rally at the state Capitol on January 18.  Then on Monday, January 20, join us in attending the MLK Program, March, and Rally beginning at 9 am at the UT campus.

Rally at the Capitol – Austin

Saturday, January 18, 12p-3p – South Steps of Texas Capitol

Please note that various advocacy groups are planning concurrent marches on January 18 that start earlier than noon.  Speeches at the Capitol will begin about noon. https://www.womensmarchontexascapitol.org/

UMW Legislative Event 2020

Save the Date for the 2020 United Methodist Women’s Legislative Event, happening January, 26th-28th in Austin. You may register online https://texasimpact.org/umw2020central/. Make sure to share and invite your UMW friends and circles.

The Texas UMW Legislative Event is a three-day annual conference in Austin, TX. There will be speakers, workshops, panels and breakout sessions about public policy issues, faith and social justice and how to meet your elected officials.

What you should expect:
– Up-to-date information on important policy issues
– Grounding in how United Methodist Social Principles relate to the Texas Legislature
– New ideas about connecting faith and public life in your local community
– Fostering relationships with your elected officials and staff

It has been more than 30 years since a small group of faithful women from across Texas came together to launch a new project: an annual event where UMWs could learn about legislative issues related to United Methodist Social Principles and the priorities of United Methodist Women. Now, hundreds of UMWs gather annually for briefings on current public policy issues and to learn about ways to engage their local communities in social justice work. Come and be a part of the movement this year!

Texas Interfaith Advocacy Conference

This conference brings Texans of faith together for three days of advocacy and legislative training on February 16-18, 2020.

Register here.

Speakers and sessions will cover immigration, health equity, and climate – with an opportunity for participants to meet with their state elected officials.

Information about hotels to come soon.

Download and print the flyer here.