Religions Texas is a digital public humanities initiative that explores Texas as a site of religious encounter and a meeting place for people and communities from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. It catalyzes the power of stories to transform– to amplify underrepresented voices, empower Texans to tell their stories on their own terms and in more nuanced ways, and diversify the historical record.
Current collections include:
- Muslim Voices: An ongoing community-based oral history project that records stories of the multifaceted lives of Muslims in Texas.
- Corona Chronicles: A collection exploring and preserving the stories of religious leaders across Texas as they have maintained their communities and navigated the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Texas Freeze: A collection that hears from working-class people of color, community organizers across Texas, and essential workers in the immediate aftermath of the polar vortex that devastated the lives of many Texans in February 2021.
- Voices of Change: An ongoing project that seeks to have conversations with community leaders and people who are part of grassroots movements about their background, goals, and commitment to making a difference.
- September 11, 20+ Years Later: A collection that records the memories and experiences of Texans in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent events of the past twenty years.