By BECKY KISER
The final in a series of Faith and Public Policy Forums sponsored by Kansas Interfaith Action, Lawrence, will be held in Hays, Mon., Oct 17.
The event is scheduled 7-9 p.m. in Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Drive.
“As a faith-based public advocacy organization, Kansas Interfaith Action (KIFA) sees the decisions of government as having an important moral component. Public policy issues often have clear spiritual implications, and it is our role to spell those out and to help the public get good fact- and values-based information on the issues of the day,” said Rabbi Moti Rieber, KIFA Executive Director.
“In this election season, KIFA will be holding four “Faith and Public Policy” issue forums at locations around the state, where experts in the issues of taxation and budget; assistance to the poor; healing the sick; and the safety of our university environments will make presentations. These will be non-partisan, facts-only events; we won’t tell you who to vote for, but we will help you get the information you need to make educated, values-based decisions in the voting booth.
Reiber is urging the public to attend and get involved. “Join us to hear about some of the most pressing issues facing Kansas with local policy experts, and to discuss how we can best advocate for effective action from a faith perspective.”
– Budget and Tax: Heidi Holliday – Executive Director, Kansas Council on Economic Growth
– KanCare Expansion: David Jordan – Director, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas
– “Campus Carry”: Megan Jones – Kansans Against Campus Carry
– Climate and Clean Energy: Dorothy Barnett – Executive Director, Climate & Energy Project
– Moderator: Rabbi Moti Rieber – Executive Director, Kansas Interfaith Action
Kansas Interfaith Action/Kansas IPL is a statewide, multifaith issue-advocacy organization that addresses and advances public policies consistent with the values of our various faith traditions. We put faith into action by educating and engaging people of faith and the public regarding critical social, economic, and environmental justice issues.