Kansas Interfaith Action: Our Mission

Kansas Interfaith Action is a statewide, multi-faith issue-advocacy organization that “puts faith into action” by educating, engaging and advocating on behalf of people of faith and the public regarding critical social, economic, and climate justice issues.
KIFA (pronounced "KEE-fa") members are shaped by the values of our diverse faiths, which connect us to an age-old concern for justice, peace, and human dignity. Rooted in faith, we join hands across difference to work for moral public policy in Kansas.

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    KIFA 2017 Annual Dinner

    KIFA_Annual_Dinner_2017.jpgOur 2017 banquet took place on Tuesday, May 23, at Temple Beth Sholom in Topeka. More than 100 people attended, making it our best annual event yet.

    Our keynote speaker was Sister Simone Campbell, founder and executive director of NETWORK LOBBY and the original "Nun on the Bus." Prior to the dinner we held a meet-and-greet with sponsors, award winners, board members and Sr. Simone.

    It was a delight and honor to be able to ask Sr. Simone about how she puts her faith into action and receive her advice on how we can continue with our work in Kansas. She clearly has a keen interest in our state.

    Click through the photo album/slideshow below. Or click here to check out the photos from the dinner and program.

    Save the Earned Income Tax Credit!

    Part of Brownback's tax "experiment" included eliminating virtually all deductions that were available to lower-income and working people: the homestead exemption on rental housing, the child care tax credit; sales taxes were raised on food as well.

    The one worker-friendly policy that remained on the books was the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This very effective anti-poverty measure is refundable, meaning the person gets it as cash back, whether they have an income tax liability or not.


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    KIFA Calls on Gov. Brownback to Sign KanCare Expansion

    Lawrence, KS—March 28 — Kansas Interfaith Action today called on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to sign HB 2044, the KanCare expansion bill passed by a large majority in the state Senate yesterday.

    Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan, board chair of KIFA, said, “Access to healthcare is a human right. For too long KanCare expansion has been held hostage to politics. We call on the governor to do the right thing, the moral thing, and sign the bill, which is supported by the overwhelming majority of both houses of the state legislature and by the vast majority of Kansans as well.” 

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    "Revenue Rev" Takes a Walk

    by Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan
    Board Chair, Kansas Interfaith Action
    Unitarian Universalist Minister, Topeka

    Aka "Revenue Rev"

    This weekend (March 24-26), I will embark on an epic journey with intrepid fellow Kansans who will walk from three different cities (Manhattan, Emporia, and Lawrence) to Topeka – over 60 miles. We walk to demand that the state legislature "Restore the Revenue." We are asking for comprehensive and fair revenue reform—a return to responsibility. I am walking because I believe that revenue policies provide a moral compass for communities and, together with our budget, tell us what goods and service we will provide, who should pay for these goods and services, and who should receive them.


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