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Thanks-Giving Square – who are we and what do we stand for? We have no political ideology, and no religious ideology. Institutionally our views are neither conservative nor liberal. At Thanks-Giving Square, we welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs – whether cultural, political, spiritual, generational, sexual or otherwise – to gather, reflect, celebrate and grow both personally and collectively.

Our Mission:  Coming together on Common Ground, moving together to Higher Ground

Our work can be described as an undertaking of two important goals;

  • Coming Together on Common Ground – a convening of the community to negotiate differences and create understanding and appreciation of the diversity present among us.
  • Moving Together to Higher Ground – an initiative to lead, inspire and elevate the community to a more morally and ethically perfected state of being.

Our Beliefs:  We believe in the power of three simple ideas to elevate Dallas…

  • Choose LOVE over HATE
  • Get Involved, Make a Difference
  • Practice Gratitude

Inclusion is our ideology.  If you are a person of goodwill, then you are invited to come together with us on Common Ground, and to move with us to Higher Ground.  We hope you will join us on our journey!


Recognize fallen Dallas police officers
July 7 marks the 5th anniversary of the tragic shooting of several Dallas police officers in downtown. To honor the fallen, the Square will feature a small display in their memory. The Chapel of Thanks-Giving will also be open late until 9 p.m. for individuals to write notes of gratitude and reflection to place on the community message board. That morning, the Square will also participate in the Dallas Police Department’s Memorial Service, which kicks off with a march from Griffin & Young St.

Pride Month at the Square
Last month at Thanks-Giving Square, members of the community were invited to express their definition of love through chalk art in honor of Pride Month. We appreciate the volunteers who helped make this a great event and all of the participants for their powerful messages and artwork

World Refugee Day Celebration
On June 19, Refugee Services of Texas celebrated World Refugee Day with baked goods, drinks and live jazz music at the Square. During the event, Judge Clay Jenkins gave remarks and recognized June 20 as World Refugee Day in Dallas County.


Thanks-Giving Square’s Glory Window was featured in the 2011 Oscar-nominated film “The Tree of Life.” It was also chosen for the offYou can host your wedding in the Chapel at Thanks-Giving Square! The intimate Chapel of Thanks-Giving has welcomed weddings, memorials, concerts, and other special services. This architectural jewel contains the Glory Window and a circular floorplan oriented toward a large marble cube.

UPcoming Events

A Star-Spangled Spectacular with the Dallas Winds
Sunday, July 4 | 1 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center

Dallas Police Memorial Service
Wednesday, July 7 | 10 a.m.
500 South Akard Street

Gratitude Spotlight

Expressions of gratitude left by visitors on our Gratitude Wall.

Partner Feature

Perot Museum
This month, we are pleased to spotlight our friends at the Perot Museum. Located in Victory Park, the Perot Museum serves to bring families together to learn and allows individuals to take a break from their daily routines to ponder the vast mysteries of science. Visitors can wander, either to get lost or to find their way, as they discover something new and fascinating.

About us

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