The initiative was once called the Texarkana Area Community Leadership Coalition. However, interest in a coalition format proved to be lacking so the decision was made to stick with the conference format as it provides sufficient flexibility and autonomy while allowing for both meetings and associations.
Texarkana Area Christian Leadership Conference (TACLC).
Provide a framework and forum and information center for communicating and coordinating successes, concerns, recommendations, and actions in regards to core values
in collaboration with autonomous partners individuals, organization, task forces, and coalitions in meetings and/or associations
using formal and/or informal autonomous connections.
To realize and promote inter-religion/spiritual/faith, interdenominational, interracial, inter-political communication, cooperation, collaboration, effectiveness, and non-violent impetus regarding critical/core value-based life/cultural issues so as to reach for equitable quality of life for all.
Through a series of non-violent transparent interdenominational interracial inter-political initiatives, provide and acquire highly visible integrated problem-solution oriented collaboration, networking, sharing of information, and similar activities regarding critical/core value-based life/cultural issues.
Core Value-Based Life/Cultural Issues:
Core values provide guiding principles for belief and action regarding right and wrong. Core value-based life/family/cultural issues are moral, legal, racial, sexual/gender, education, housing, homelessness, poverty, social, economic, criminal, and political justice and equity with historical and interdependence considerations, and other community quality of life matters, and as otherwise identified.
Employ forums, conferences, email, websites, FaceBook, Zoom, and similar technologies. Physical locations as announced and appropriate.
Executive Office for General Management and Accountability:
Chaurcey D. Boyd
Membership/Association is of the informal type and is not a separately registered non-profit. Partners operate autonomously as either formal or informal affiliates. Formal affiliate is required to be listed as such to serve on committees. Formal affiliation is not required to participate in meetings/conferences and otherwise partner with TACLC. Informal affiliation may be all that is required; however, the structure with associated formal committees capability is provided for in case it is needed to achieve TACLC vision, mission, and objectives.
Chaurcey D. Boyd
and supporting organizations/individuals.
Example Potential Participators:
- Local Citizens With Questions/Concerns/Etc.
- Local Religious Leaders
- Local Political Leaders
- Local City/County Officials (Boards/Councils/Law Enforcement, etc.)
- Local Education Officials
- Other Community Officials/Leaders
Membership Cost: None; Meetings/Conferences Cost: No charge unless otherwise announced
Business casual or as appropriately desired
Typical Meeting Format
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Executive Office Report
- Topic/Committee Report
- New Topic/Committee Formation
- Questions and Comments
- Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Primary Hosting Organization Or As Otherwise Announced
No Blame Gathering:
We do not gather to point blame fingers. We gather to encourage more awareness and diligent
resolution of the perception or actuality of problems in community, city, state, and nation. Remember those on the
mountain may not hear the concerned talk in the valley and those in the valley may feel those on the mountain are not
listening and do not care, and vice versa. It is up to those on the mountain and those in the valley to
peacefully and compassionately reach down and up to one another in the human struggle to live a godly/morally loving dignified life.
Be mindful mountains and valleys are relative and contextual.
We do not claim one group consists of better persons than another; we seek righteous equity and justice for all.
Let us all with godly/righteous humility grow in grace, understanding, and appreciation for one another
regardless of role, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, political affiliation, education, and socio-economic status, etc.
Let us all have the courage and conviction to carry out our societal role in a godly/righteous spirit of care, concern, and compassion
regardless of the perceived or actual power or lack thereof we possess relative to one another.
All Truth Must Rise!
Pressing Forward and Upward with Love, Truth, and Unity!
Standing For Right and Against Wrong No Matter What Color or Gender It Is!
Let Us Not Be So Thinned Skinned!
Let Us Choose the Better Way Not Just a Way!
No Silence and No Violence But Action!
Let Us Not Be the Evil We Despise in Others!
Point of Contact:
Chaurcey D. Boyd