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ADL Asks Clergy to Support Religious Freedom

ADL Southwest Regional Director Martin B. Cominsky has sent an e-mail  to area clergy, asking them to support Texas Believes, an effort to convince legislators to reject bills that would limit full religious freedom for all Texans.   Below is a copy of that e-mail, with a link to Texas Believes. Dear Friends, Since its inception, ADL has been committed to

The Other Side of the Picket Line

Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper will talk about what it’s like on “The Other Side of the Picket Line” when they are in Houston March 24 and 25. The Phelps-Ropers are granddaughters of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, who created the church famous for their anti-gay, anti-government and anti-Semitic picketing outside LGBT-related events, military funerals, and Jewish institutions.   They grew

ADL National Civil Rights Director to Speak to Women’s Initiative

With terrorists targeting journalists and police, the traditional champions of our constitutional freedoms, and grand jury decisions on allegations of police brutality prompting protests, civil rights are on top of everyone’s mind these days. That’s why the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Women’s Initiative brings National Civil Rights Director Deborah Lauter to Houston February 18 to discuss:  “The Fierce Urgency of Now:

2015 Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award Applications Available

The Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award pays tribute to three Region IV educators for their outstanding efforts to create an atmosphere in their schools that rejects prejudice and regards diversity as a strength.  The Award is named after Holocaust survivor Walter Kase, who has dedicated much of his life to speaking to youth, educators, and community leaders about the dangers