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The Texas Freedom Network advances a mainstream agenda of religious freedom and individual liberties to counter the religious right.

Texas Freedom Network

Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 100,000 religious and community leaders. Based in Austin, the Texas Freedom Network acts as the state’s watchdog, monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers and textbook censorship at the Texas State Board of Education.

As the resource of record on the religious right in Texas, the Texas Freedom Network has become a trusted source for producers and reporters from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Journal, TIME, all major U.S. broadcast and cable news media, the BBC and the American Bar Association Journal. Texas Freedom Network spokespeople have appeared on National Public Radio (NPR), ABC World News Tonight and Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning News, NBC Nightly News, NBC’s Today Show, Dateline NBC, FOX News programs such as The O’Reilly Factor, 60 Minutes II, MSNBC’s Donahue and Hardball and the BBC.

The Texas Freedom Network is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. Contributions to TFN are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. 

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Texas Freedom Network Education Fund

The Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, created in 1996, supports research and education efforts that promote religious freedom and individual liberties. The TFN Education Fund is widely recognized as an influential think tank on a number of critical social policy issues. Our growing library of original research has become invaluable to policy-makers on a wide range of church-state and education issues, such as the faith-based initiative, public school Bible courses and sex education. The TFN Education Fund also focuses on citizen education projects that help mainstream Texans formulate and advocate a faith-based response to the religious right’s policy agenda.

The Texas Freedom Network Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. Contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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Formed in 1996 as a project of the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, the Texas Faith Network is a statewide group of more than 600 mainstream religious leaders united in their support of religious freedom, civil liberties and strong public education.

Members seek to promote the positive role of religion in public life through advocacy, community education and clergy training. As part of its mission, the Texas Faith Network regularly sponsors events that focus on religion, politics and society.