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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    Expand AND FIX KanCare

    Kansas is one of the only states in the nation that has completely privatized Medicaid services, and like all of Gov. Brownback's policies, it's been a disaster. In January 2017 the federal government refused to certify renewal of the program, calling it “substantively out of compliance with Federal statutes and regulations." Complaints included "a lack of engagement and adversarial communication from the State." This key quote from the article says it all: “We had a system that worked, and we wrecked it.”  

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    Another Day, Another Mass Shooting

    Another day, another mass shooting.

    It's hard to know what to say about this that hasn't been said a hundred times already. Rev. Daniel N DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), said it best:

    This incomprehensibly tragic event joins an ever-growing list of mass shootings, some of which were also at Churches while people were worshipping and at prayer.  We must come to the firm determination that there is a fundamental problem in our society. A Culture of Life cannot tolerate, and must prevent, senseless gun violence in all its forms. May the Lord, who Himself is Peace, send us His Spirit of charity and nonviolence to nurture His peace among us all.

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    #TakeAKneeforNique

    This is a longer version of a letter to the editor, written by our Board Chair, Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan, that was submitted to the Topeka Capital-Journal. 

    This weekend my family visited a local area farm to enjoy their many fall activities. While the activities were fun, we noted a moment that disturbed and underscored the challenges we have in addressing systemic racism and its consequences for people of color in our state. Most of the families that day were white, and we noticed that when volunteer kids were asked for to help with the pig races, a black family in front of us was initially overlooked and then the young man leading this activity chose to not even acknowledge the area that family was in -- he actually had to intentionally choose not to look our way so as to not “notice” the children in this family who wanted to be picked. 

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    Reb Moti Honored by Crescent Peace Society

    Rabbi Moti Rieber, accepted the 2017 Community Outreach award recognizing him for his work as Executive Director of Kansas Interfaith Action. This past year Reb Moti helped to organize "Stand With Your Muslim Neighbor's Day" in Topeka where Muslims and non-Muslims held a rally and met with legislators. Kansas Interfaith Action does incredible work advocating for social, economic and climate justice.

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    The event took place on August 21, 2017 in Overland Park. 

     



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