Training and Developing the Next Generation of Leaders...

1708-GCLC_-_Douglas-Pierre-Assembly-with-Sheriff-Pinning-Very_-_Cropped.jpgThe Gulf Coast Leadership Council (GCLC) is a 501 (c)(3) organization founded by key religious and civic leaders in Houston as a vehicle to train leadership from diverse faith and community institutions to go beyond providing services in order to develop the capacity to act effectively in the public arena.  

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    We Must Link Arms in Pursuit of a Loving Nation


    ....His eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo said, “As we learn more about the horrible events of yesterday, our prayer turns to the people of Charlottesville who offered a counter example to the hate marching in the streets. Let us unite ourselves in the spirit of hope offered by the clergy, people of faith, and all people of good will who peacefully defended their city and country. We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism. Let us offer a special prayer of gratitude for the brave souls who sought to protect us from the violent ideology displayed yesterday. Let us especially remember those who lost their lives. Let us join their witness and stand against every form of oppression.


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    Know Your Rights / Conozca Sus Derechos

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    Todos que residen en los EEUU, inclusive los inmigrantes indocumentados , tienen ciertos derechos constitucionales.  Los siguientes videos repasan qué hacer si los agentes de ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents) te visitan en su hogar, su trabajo o en público. 

    Resumen de sus Derechos:

    1) No son obligados a abrir la puerta de su hogar
    2) Tienes el derecho de mantener silencio
    3) Tienes el derecho de hablar con un abogado

    Know Your Rights

    Lo mismo en español


    All people living in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, have certain U.S. Constitutional rights.  The following videos discuss what to do if Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE) visit your home, place of work, or stop you in public.

    Summary of Rights:

    1) You do not have to open the door to your home
    2) You have the right to remain silent
    3) You have the right to speak to a lawyer

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    St. Peter's Episcopal Church Hosts House Meetings in Pasadena

    1610_-_GCLC_-_St._Peters_Episcopal_Hosts_House_Meetings_in_Pasadena_-_Cropped.jpgAt a house meeting event hosted by St. Peter's Episcopal Church, leaders residing in Pasadena, Texas shared stories of pressures their families are struggling with including payday lending, healthcare coverage gaps, public education and crime in their neighborhoods.  Leaders sat around tables in these small group conversations.

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    All Saints Catholic Hosts DACA Workshop

    1610_-_GCLCG_-_DACA_Workshop_at_All_Saints_Catholic-_Blurred.jpgIn collaboration with Catholic Charities and the Gulf Coast Leadership Council, All Saints Catholic Church hosted a workshop covering the basics of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   

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    Archbishop Fiorenza Praises GCLC for Supporting Church's Mission

    Recalling the early days of IAF-inspired organizing of faith communities in Houston, Bishop Fiorenza sent his congratulations to the Texas IAF on the eve of its 40+ year anniversary.  He writes, " It is a happy moment for me to congratulate all who have...participated in making human life more just and equitable in Houston due to outstanding efforts of TMO / GCLC."  After listing local achievements, he adds, "It is evident that the work of TMO / GCLC and the Texas IAF are supporting the Church's mission to be a witness of compassion by putting faith into action."

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    GCLC Holds Civic Academy on Gentrification


    Gulf Coast Leadership Council's civic academy on gentrification near Resurrection Catholic Church drew over two hundred parishioner and neighborhood leaders to learn about the issue.