Do you know of someone who has committed extraordinary acts of courage on behalf of immigrants and refugees? It could be individuals who have taken a risk, set an example, or inspired others to awareness or action. If so, you are encouraged to nominate such people for a new national Freedom from Fear Award. The award seeks to honor unsung heroes who are not professional advocates. Awardees will receive a $5,000 cash prize.
"Disciples who have confronted injustice on behalf of refugees and immigrants often go unrecognized," said Jennifer Riggs, director of Refugee and Immigration Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). "This award will give recognition of extraordinary things done by church and secular volunteers who are nominated to receive it." Individuals or groups must be nominated for the award by Feb. 28. Get more information at freedomfromfearaward.com as well as on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FFFAward) and Twitter (twitter.com/fffaward).