Best Of 2019

Best Interfaith Humanitarian Effort: Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, Transformations CDC, immigration attorneys and activists

In 2018, local immigration activists stepped up to help those caught in the political crosshairs of a new, “zero tolerance” immigration push. A multi-generational, multi-organizational, interfaith effort led by organizations like the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, Transformations CDC, immigration attorneys and activists is seeking to provide legal help, shelter, advocacy and other aid for immigrants from vulnerable groups who are seeking asylum in the United States from violence, war and poverty in their home countries. The movement comes after the election of President Donald Trump, who has made intense and often factually-inaccurate claims about immigrants and who has pushed for tighter restrictions on asylum claims and refugee aid. These organizations give us heart that, regardless of the political winds blowing, there are those among us who recognize our shared human dignity.