Austin District Amos Commission

Our Mission is to empower and equip members of each United Methodist congregation in the Austin District to influence public policy in ways that are consistent with the Gospel and the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. The Amos Commission's goal is to provide churches with resources to do advocacy and justice work. The site will provide access to speakers, trainers, training programs, web resources, lists of advocacy and community action organizations throughout Texas and the United States. The intent is to enable every United Methodist to become passionate about doing justice, going beyond charity, to change systems, and to bring God's Kingdom here on earth.

Justice Stories

Bridges to Life

A faith commitment can be like a stone tossed into water, sending out ripples that spread wide into God’s world.  Anne Mund has had that experience.  As an active member of St. John’s UMC-Austin, Anne has felt led to social justice ministries.  One of these, the Texas Coalition Against the Death Penalty (TDACP), works to […]

Bible Blog

This is what the Lord Almighty says:  ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another’.

—Zechariah 7:9

The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

—Isaiah 32:17