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Social Justice at RLBC

RLBC formed a social justice team in 2017. In October of 2018, we adopted a vision statement that identified three focus areas to guide our initial social justice efforts:

  • Racial Justice, for people of color in our community.
  • Immigration Reform, particularly for Muslim and Central & South American immigrants.
  • Healthcare Access, for people who lack adequate and affordable healthcare.

You can review our justice team vision statement here.

We also elected to partner with Faith in Texas (FiTX), a multi-racial, multi-faith organization that develops civic leadership in faith communities for economic and racial justice. FiTX is part of the PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing) National Network . PICO is the nation’s largest network that develops civic leadership in low and moderate-income faith communities for economic and racial justice.
Faith in Texas

RLBC Rapid Action Network

RLBC members can participate in our Rapid Action Network (RAN). This group engages with policymakers in Austin at critical points in the legislative cycle regarding issues that align with the focus areas noted above. The team captain sends a text message with a link to the applicable action summary/script, and the RAN makes phone calls to the appropriate legislators as instructed. This process has proven very effective at impacting the lawmaking process.

If you are a member of RLBC and would like to participate in the RAN, you may sign-up here:

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Bautistas por la Paz (BPFNA) is the largest network of Baptist peacemakers in the world. We celebrate and support the peacemaking work done by Baptist churches in our four home countries of Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico by raising the visibility of these efforts; bringing peacemakers together in regional and international gatherings; and providing resources, speakers and training to our members. We also actively connect with peacemakers from other traditions, faith-based and secular, to build alliances and work together toward our common goal of a more just and peaceful world.
Bautistas por La Paz

International Rescue Committee

Founded at Albert Einstein’s request, the IRC offers lifesaving aid and solutions to today’s most challenging human crises. The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
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Texas Impact

Texas Impact is a statewide religious grassroots network whose members include individuals, congregations, and governing bodies of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. Texas Impact exists to advance state public policies that are consistent with universally held social principles of the Abrahamic traditions.
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Resources for AAPI students

Twenty-eight mental health and substance use resources for Asian American students, carefully curated by experts at the Lexington Addiction Center.
Lexington Addiction Center

a guide for addressing the loneliness epidemic

In May of 2023, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a special report on the public health crisis of loneliness in America.
The Loneliness Epidemic

addiction and behavioral health

An incredible guide with dozens of mental health and substance use resources.

Live Another Day

Another Day was founded with the purpose of providing equal access to life-saving resources. They offer dozens of resources ained at finding help for mental health and substance use.
Live Another Day 

Support for BIPOC Parents

An extensive resource list curated for BIPOC parents. This guide was put together by experts at the Louisville Addiction Center.
Louisville Addiction Center