Reproductive Justice Lobby Day Stories: Ev Evnen & Rev. Heather Haginduff

Last month, we joined seven partner organizations to host a reproductive justice virtual lobby day for advocates and a handful of our state legislators. During that event, our storyteller Ev uplifted the experience of trans masculine people while Rev. Heather Haginduff shared her abortion story, highlighting the importance of comprehensive sexual education. Both of theirContinue reading “Reproductive Justice Lobby Day Stories: Ev Evnen & Rev. Heather Haginduff”

Black Maternal Health Week: Claiming our Power, Resilience, and Liberation

April is National Minority Health Month, a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. This week is also the fourth annual national Black Maternal Health Week. It was founded and is led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The campaign serves to amplify the voicesContinue reading “Black Maternal Health Week: Claiming our Power, Resilience, and Liberation”

Regarding Today’s Tragic Events In Boulder

Like all Coloradans, we are heartbroken and horrified at the events that occurred earlier today at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder. We are mere days away from a racially-motivated mass shooting in Atlanta, and tragedy has now again struck in our backyard. As a coalition of people and communities from many faith traditions,Continue reading “Regarding Today’s Tragic Events In Boulder”

A Response to Denver Law Enforcement’s Departure From Task Force To Reimagine Policing

The response letter below was sent to Director of Safety Murphy Robinson on January 20 following an email to Dr. Robert Davis informing him that Robinson and his representatives with the Denver Police Department would pull out of the community-led Task Force to Reimagine Policing and Public Safety. Interfaith Alliance of Colorado has participated inContinue reading “A Response to Denver Law Enforcement’s Departure From Task Force To Reimagine Policing”

A Statement Regarding Violence at our Nation’s Capitol and the Electoral College

Sometimes moments of extreme fracture can bring greater healing – just as the bone grows back stronger in the broken places. We pray that the fracture and heartache so many of us experienced by seeing the People’s House overrun by our own fellow citizens will inspire a fortitude in us to recommit to our democracyContinue reading “A Statement Regarding Violence at our Nation’s Capitol and the Electoral College”

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado celebrates local and statewide election results, calls for peace and patience as Presidential election results remain uncertain

The following statement may be attributed to Rev. Amanda Henderson, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado executive director:  “The uncertainty of the Presidential election results is stressful for everyone, so I urge all Coloradans to remain calm while ballots are tabulated. It’s much more important for the count to be accurate than it is to be fast,Continue reading “Interfaith Alliance of Colorado celebrates local and statewide election results, calls for peace and patience as Presidential election results remain uncertain”

Announcing the Departure of our Executive Director

It is with deep appreciation and sadness that we announce the departure of Rev. Amanda Henderson as Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, effective November 12, 2020. In her six years leading the organization, Amanda has played a crucial and influential role in shaping the mission and work of The Interfaith Alliance ofContinue reading “Announcing the Departure of our Executive Director”

What’s Happening in Armenia?

This past legislative session, I had the privilege of working closely with the Western Region of the Armenian National Committee of America (among other communities as well as the bill sponsors Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet, Representative Emily Sirota, Senator Steve Fenberg, and Senator Dennis Hisey) to pass HB20-1336: Holocaust And Genocide Studies In Public Schools. Continue reading “What’s Happening in Armenia?”

A Statement Regarding Safe Outdoor Spaces in Denver

DENVER, CO — The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado alongside partner organizations including Colorado Village Collaborative have been hard at work to offer viable solutions to Denver’s growing homelessness problem amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Integral to these solutions are Safe Outdoor Spaces that allow for unhoused residents to safely camp in designated areas outfitted with services,Continue reading “A Statement Regarding Safe Outdoor Spaces in Denver”

Colorado Faith Leaders Against Proposition 115

We, the undersigned faith leaders, reflecting a rich diversity of faith traditions in Colorado, stand in unified opposition to Proposition 115. The measure, which will appear on this November’s statewide ballot, seeks to ban abortions later in pregnancy. It would allow politics to dictate personal health decisions that should be made by a woman andContinue reading “Colorado Faith Leaders Against Proposition 115”