When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Social Justice Awards

The JRLC, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, hosts their annual Day on the Hill lobbying day, with a conference and briefings at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel, followed by meetings with legislators at the Minnesota state capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 7, 2019, in the middle of a blizzard. 

Photo by Angela Jimenez for JRLC
The JRLC, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, hosts their annual Day on the Hill lobbying day, with a conference and briefings at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel, followed by meetings with legislators at the Minnesota state capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 7, 2019, in the middle of a blizzard. 

Photo by Angela Jimenez for JRLC

JRLC confers two Interfaith Social Justice Awards at its annual Day on the Hill. The Lawrence D. Gibson Interfaith Social Justice Award is given to an individual, and the Interfaith Social Justice Community Award is given to a congregation or organization.

JRLC's interfaith social justice awards recognize work done in an interfaith context that moves members of a community to effective public action. Yes, you can nominate yourself or your congregation/organization!

 

Past Awardees

2019 (pictured above)

Joan Wittman
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

2017

Kathy Langer
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester

2015
Mark Haase
Detroit Lakes Human Trafficking Working Group

2014
James D. Soderberg
Riverside Hope Student Group, Al-Amal School, Fridley

2013
Gov. Al Quie
Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness, Minneapolis

2012
Terry Schoonover

2011
Joänne Tromiczak-Neid
Caring in Common, White Bear Lake

 

 

2010
Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian
St. Stephen's Human Rights, Minneapolis

2009
Sr. Mary Heinen
St. Francis of Assisi FaithJustice Team, Rochester

2008
Dr. Ellen Raeker
Justice Circle, Moorhead

2007
Nonnie Andre
CHUM, Duluth

2006
Karen Fitzpatrick
SE MN Cares, Rochester

2005
John DeHarpporte
West Metro Faith Communities in Action, Wayzata

2004
Evelyn Belmer
Congregations in Partnership for Public Witness, Mankato