Community Outreach

Austin Interfaith Environmental Network AZC is a member of the Austin Interfaith Environmental Network whose work is to inspire and assist Austin's religious communities to lead the effort to care for the earth and to transform ways of life that cause climate change; to provide experiences to allow the community to enjoy, understand, and appreciate creation (e.g. nature hikes, canoeing); and to satisfy environmental needs of the community, especially the underserved. (e.g. creek clean up, gardening).*

Hope Food Pantry. Partnering with Trinity United Methodist Church, Austin, we collect non-perishable food to be distributed to those in need.*

Hospice Volunteers
Information is available for those who are interested in volunteering in hospice work.*

Prison BuddhaPals Program
Information for those interested in writing to prisoners to encourage their Buddhist practice.

Prison Meditation Group Volunteers
Information is available for those who are interested in volunteering in prison meditation group work.*

Texas Interfaith Power and Light
Texas Interfaith Power and Light (TXIPL) is a nonprofit religious education project that helps congregations of all faiths in Texas take action to reduce global warming and air pollution through energy conservation and renewable energy strategies. TXIPL provides education and training needed to incorporate emissions reduction and renewable energy into day-to-day activities and operations.*

*—For information about these outreach groups just use the “General Questions” link on the dropdown menu on the AZC Contact page.


Financial Report

AZC financial report presented at our recent Annual Meeting on 2/4/2017.

Dharma Talks


Shotai De La Rosa, August 12, 2017, Letting Go

Shoryu Bradley, August 5, 2017, Your Perspective Is (Most Likely) Not The Only One: Keep Investigating!

AZC Dharma Talks »


Donna Birdwell

Our online magazine, JustThis, is an active, alive blog rather than a magazine which comes out in issues. We post pieces as they come in to encourage conversation and interaction between the readers and the writers.

We use the Tuesday night Zen Writing group as the source of many of the postings. As well, we welcome other submissions for consideration.

Visit the JustThis writers and artists in their endeavors.