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.


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).   


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."

Read original letter by Archbishop Fiorenza


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.