Source: Interfaith Alliance
On March 15, 2006 an Interfaith Alliance Press Release reported, "At its National Leadership Gathering in Nashville, The Interfaith Alliance, a nonpartisan grassroots organization representing more than 150,000 members of various faith traditions, presented the 6th annual Bishop P. Francis Murphy Local Activism award to The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado for its advocacy and educational work throughout the state. The award honors the memory of Bishop Murphy, an Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, and founding board member of The Interfaith Alliance, who believed passionately that religion can be a constructive and healing force in public life... In 2005, TIA Colorado opened interfaith dialogue on Islam, participated in statewide coalitions and lobbied to restore funding to healthcare and education. TIA Colorado also advocated to protect the filibuster and oppose a federal budget cut that would harm programs providing food stamps, student loans and health care to those in need."