Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award Recipients
The Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, established by Interfaith Alliance in 1998, recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation. The honorees embody the values of civility, tolerance, diversity and cooperation in the advancement of public dialogue and public policy on traditionally controversial and divisive issues.

1998- reception in which we recognized Walter Cronkite himself and announced that the Faith and Freedom Award would carry his name

1999- 1st Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Chriss Doss
Donna Red Wing

2000- 2nd Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Rev James C. Miller
Dr. Kusumben Patel
Tom Brokow

2001- 3rd Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Rabbi Steven Jacobs
Former US Rep Chet Edwards

2002- 4th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Frosty Troy
Peter Jennings

2003- 5th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Jawad Khaki
Larry King
US Rep Amo Houghton

2004- 6th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Rev. Dr. James Forbes
Bill and Judith Moyers

2005- 7th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Dr. Keith Jennings
Gov. Tom Kean

2006- 8th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
George Clooney

2007- 9th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Jon Meacham
Sally Quinn
First President’s award went to Judith Light

2008- 10th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Rabbi Irwin Kula
Asra Nomani
Judy Shepard

2009 Year of Walter Cronkite’s Death- No Cronkite Award given but Norman Cohen and Marlene Adler received the President’s award

2010- 11th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Rev Joan Brown Campbell
Rachel Maddow

2011- 12th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon
Jim Lehrer
Chely Wright received the President’s award

2012- 13th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Rev. Dr.  C. Welton Gaddy
President’s Award- Mitchell Gold

2017- 14th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Diane Rehm
Khizr Muazzam Khan

2019- 15th Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award
Judge William H. Webster
Peter Maer