About Us

AustinOur Mission
The Institute for Diversity and Civic Life is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance understanding of religious and cultural diversity and advocate for a more inclusive public sphere.

Our Vision
In today’s society of ever-growing diversity, it is imperative that we work to build a culture that values and includes all its people. IDCL is a nonpartisan educational organization that is dedicated to the task of advocating for a more inclusive public sphere — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. Through research and education, our programs document the religious and cultural landscape of Texas, provide resources and develop skills for engaging diversity and creating inclusive spaces, and foster conversations about inclusion, belonging, and recognition.

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