We're pleased to announce KIFA's 2018 Honorees. Awards will be given out at our Annual Dinner on May 9, 2018.
Faith Into Action Award - Given to a congregation or individual in the KIFA network who have been there consistently throughout the course of the year or a particular campaign
Awarded to the Vitality Committee of First Congregational Church, Manhattan, KS, for their work on racism dialogues in Manhattan, as well as “Stand with Muslim Neighbors” activities and their Underground Railroad Tour.
Beloved Community Award – Given to an organization or individual that has done stellar work in an area in which KIFA is active
Two Awardees: LaTonya Boyd of Moms Demand Action, for her work on gun violence prevention, and her dedication to making a difference on this issue in the aftermath of the tragic loss of her daughter.
Davis Hammet of Loud Light, for his tireless work in the state legislature as well as his voter registration and youth organizing work, and his involvement in Kansas People’s Agenda.
A new award this year:
Justice Hero Award - given to a person who has made a significant, largely unrecognized difference on an important issue
Awarded to Rev. Cynthia Meyer, of the United Church of Christ, for standing up for her personal authenticity and for justice for LGBT people in the United Methodist Church, at great personal cost.
Legislator of the Year: A legislator who has consistently championed the causes for which KIFA advocates
Awarded to Sen. Barbara Bollier, for her work on Medicaid expansion as well her dedicated efforts on the issue of gun violence.
Please come celebrate these folks with us at our event on May 9! To purchase tickets click here.