Highlights from the Walk of Courage Gala
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service walks alongside migrants and refugees on journeys that demand courage and hope. We recognize and thank our 2016 Walk of Courage Award Gala sponsors for their support and commitment to welcoming migrants and refugees.
Advocates of Welcome
On October 26, 2016, LIRS presented the annual Walk of Faith award to the Reverend Mark Hanson for his decades of service and advocacy on behalf of migrants and refugees. The Walk of Courage award was presented to Secretary Madeleine Albright for her courage and commitment to forwarding the American ideals of justice and freedom for everyone. Omar al-Muqdad, a Syrian journalist and filmmaker, shared his story and Joseph Lewis, a former refugee from Liberia, was Master of Ceremonies for the night.
Please enjoy these videos and photos from a wonderful evening
celebrating migrants and refugees.