Austin Interfaith is a non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-issue organization of 43 congregations, public schools, and unions who work together to address public issues that affect the well being of families and neighborhoods in our community.

We are a broad-based citizens' organization committed to promoting justice and democratic values. We work to develop leaders and to provide opportunities for member institutions to negotiate effectively through the political process with local government and community leaders around issues of common concern. Austin Interfaith is strictly non-partisan. Austin Interfaith is one of thirty organizations of the West / Southwest IAF network and one of sixty-five organizations that make up the Industrial Areas Foundation.  


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    AI Civic Academy Examines Plight of Unaccompanied Minors

    Border_Emergency_-diowesttxerd.jpgAustin Interfaith leaders from the Equal Justice Center and Congregational Church of Austin hosted a civic academy, in collaboration with RAICES of San Antonio, to educate a crowd of about 100 about the dangers children are fleeing and challenges they face today.  Experts from the UT Austin Longhorn Institute for Latin American Studies laid out the political context of the Central American region while Ryan, from RAICES, shared some historical perspective on US policy towards refugees.  Two recent arrivals from Central America shared powerful testimonials about what they fled, bringing these issues to light. 

    [Photo Credit: Diocese of West Texas]

    In Flight from Central AmericaAustin Chronicle

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