Diocese of Texas

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August 2, 2017

The Rev. Lisa Hunt, rector of St. Stephen’s, Houston and the Rev. Jon Page, pastor of First Congregational Church, Houston met with Rep. Todd Hunter, chair of the Calendar Committee of the Texas Legislature during an Interfaith Advocacy Day to oppose the “bathroom” bill.

[Episcopal...

May 17, 2017

[Diocese of Texas press release] New programs to help children and youth keep themselves safe have recently been released, the Rev. Canon Carol Petty, canon for wellness & pastoral care/safe church minister for the Diocese of Texas has announced.A new curriculum for K-4

A new...

May 7, 2017

[Church World Service] On May 8, 200 Texas religious leaders sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott, condemning signing into law SB4, notably the harshest anti-immigrant bill to be passed by a state legislature. This legislation will force state, local, and campus police to serve as immigration...

March 20, 2017

[Diocese of Texas] Lawyer Jim Harrington doesn’t mince words as he assists a family comprised of legal and undocumented immigrants in filling out power of attorney and caregiver affidavits.

“These forms need to be clear and correct, or they’ll find any reason to separate you from your...

March 20, 2017

El abogado Jim Harrington no mide sus palabras mientras él asiste a una familia compuesta por inmigrantes legales e indocumentados al llenar de declaraciones juradas de apoderado y cuidador.

“Estos formularios deben ser claros y correctos, o encontrarán alguna razón para separarlos de...

February 28, 2017

Lawyers, community and religious leaders participate in immigration forum at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. Photo: Diocese of Texas

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] In an effort to educate and assist the immigrant community of Houston, Christ Church Cathedral held an immigration forum...

January 30, 2017

[Diocese of Texas] The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has announced the release of Juntos en Mision: Invitación, Bienvenida y Conexión, a digital training series for Spanish-speaking congregations. Juntos en Mision was developed to help parishioners learn to invite, welcome and connect visitors and...

April 28, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Although most of the water has receded, residents in Montgomery County are now facing a harsh reality after historic floods that devastated the Greater Houston area last week—many have uninhabitable homes and others have no federal aid from the Federal Emergency...

February 4, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] In court on Feb. 2, Isaac Tiharihondi, the oldest son of the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe and his wife Dorcus, was sentenced to life without parole after he pleaded guilty to murdering his parents in their Houston apartment on Jan. 27, 2015. Authorities also...

January 14, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Primates of the Anglican Communion, meeting in Canterbury this week, released a statement today about the continuing relationship between The Anglican Communion and The Episcopal Church. You can read the document online.

I am profoundly grateful that the...

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