iACT Hope Awards April 30

Join us Tuesday, April 30, from 6-9pm at the Bullock Texas State History Museum for one of Austin’s most uplifting evenings of the year – the iACT Hope Awards! We are proud to announce the 2019 Hope Award Honorees for their dedication to giving back and their tireless commitment to valuing friendships and building the Austin Community:

Earl Maxwell of St. David’s Foundation

Bobby Jenkins of ABC Home and Commercial Services

Ali Sait & Pria Gokhale of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Congregation Agudas Achim

The evening features an intimate conversation about friendship and giving back with two very inspiring givers, Earl Maxwell and Bobby Jenkins. Moderated by Rev. Joseph Parker.

Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT)

Red Bench: Genocide

Please join us on Sunday, March 24, 2019 for a special Red Bench conversation on the topic of Genocide at Congregation Agudas Achim (7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731) from 3-5pm. Our special guest will be Eva Schloss, one of the last touring survivors of the Holocaust and step-sister of Anne Frank, who will speak of her World War II death camp experiences and the consequences of indifference to justice.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend this conversation

Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT)

The Red Bench: Humor



Join us on Tuesday, February 26  from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a courageous conversation on the topic of Humor at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church (9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759).


If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Interfaith Action of Central Texas

iACT is proud to announce the 34th Annual Interfaith Day of Thanks Service will be held at San Jose Catholic Church (2435 Oak Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78704) on November 18, 2018 from 4pm to 6:30pm including Service and Reception.

Faith Leaders are invited to walk in the procession and Community organizations are invited to have an information booth.


The Red Bench: Sharing

Join us on Tuesday, December 4  from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a courageous conversation on the topic of Sharing at Austin Baha’i Center (2215 E M. Franklin Ave, Austin, TX 78723).

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Austin Interfaith Accountability Forum

Rio Texas MFSA was pleased to be a part of the Austin Interfaith Candidate Accountability Forum.  A large gathering of this year’s midterm election candidates met in Austin on Sunday, November 21.

(From KVUE 24) AUSTIN — On Sunday, candidates gathered for one of the largest candidate events of the local election season. Austin Interfaith brought together candidates for city council, mayor, State Legislature and U.S. House of Representatives for an accountability session.

They discussed topics such as affordable housing, living wage and immigration.

Those with Austin Interfaith say these sessions will help inform the community before they head out and vote.

“These assemblies are organized to invite candidates for public office to make their commitments, public,” said Carlota Garcia with Austin Interfaith. “In front of a body of folks who are then going to go out and knock on doors and inform voters on where they stand on the issues. The issues do not come from the top down, they percolate from the bottom up through conversations face-to-face, in the pews, in school parking lots, out in union halls. So what we do is develop questions that will help us move things forward that benefit working families.”


On behalf of Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), we cordially invite you to our fall fundraiser A Night Under One Sky on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at UMLAUF Scuplture Garden and Museum at 6:30pm. Join us for a night of music, dinner and dialogue in celebration of the relationships we have, and those we hope to build. Over the past year, events in our world have shined a light on the vital importance of iACT’s mission: to cultivate peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service and celebration. Let us come together to appreciate our unity.  http://interfaithtexas.org/anuos/




The Red Bench: 

Divine Presence


Join us at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 25 for a courageous conversation on the topic of Divine Presence at First Baptist Church of Austin (901 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701).

If you plan to attend, please RSVP





Our next big housing repair project will be Raise the Roof on Saturday, October 20, 2018. We will be painting and doing minor repair work to a number of homes in Austin. If you are ready to register a team for this event, please fill out this form. If you would like to volunteer for this event as an individual, there is no need for you to register. Simply show up at our sheds (701 Tillery Street, 78702, very back of complex right by the dumpsters) on October 20 for a half day or full day of volunteering. Full day: arrive between 8am and 8:30am. Half day: arrive between 1 and 1:30pm.  We will have waivers there for you to sign and will administer your project address in person

iACT Red Bench


The Red Bench – HOME

Join us on Tuesday, February 27 for a courageous conversation on

the topic of Home at Unity Church of Austin
(5501 West Highway 290, Austin TX 78735).

If you plan to attend, please RSVP