We’re hiring! Apply to be our new Program Coordinator

PROGRAM COORDINATOR SUMMARYThe Program Coordinator (Coordinator) is responsible for the coordination,implementation, and maintenance of IAC programming, community outreach, and advocacy activities. They will be a detail-oriented, fast-learner who is thorough in their approach and willing to go the extra mile to complete tasks. A team player who can work independently, anticipate issues before they arise,Continue reading “We’re hiring! Apply to be our new Program Coordinator”

Statement Regarding Rise in Anti-Semitism

The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado stands with the Jewish community against the recent rise in anti-semitism and hateful rhetoric targeting our Jewish brothers and sisters.  We are appalled and, frankly, scared for the safety of our Jewish friends and family members at the increase in anti-Jewish hatred, both here in Colorado and across the UnitedContinue reading “Statement Regarding Rise in Anti-Semitism”

Watch the Livestream of Vigil for Victims of Club Q Shooting

On Monday, November 21, 2022, the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado is co-hosting a candlelight vigil with our friends at One Colorado to honor the victims of the deadly mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs last weekend. Click the video player below to watch the livestream at 7 PM MT:

Statement from Interfaith Alliance of Colorado on Archdiocese of Denver’s Guidance to Catholic Schools on Admission of Transgender Students

(Background: The Denver Post obtained a document from the Archdiocese of Denver, in which Catholic schools were instructed to not admit transgender students, and to treat same-sex parents of students differently than heterosexual parents of students. In response, the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Shara Smith. 9News also republishedContinue reading “Statement from Interfaith Alliance of Colorado on Archdiocese of Denver’s Guidance to Catholic Schools on Admission of Transgender Students”

Colorado has an addiction crisis. Here’s what we can learn from our neighbors

In May, Governor Jared Polis (D) signed a bill addressing “fentanyl accountability and prevention” in Colorado. Among other things, the new law implements stricter criminal penalties for possession of smaller amounts of fentanyl, along with fentanyl-laced drugs. The bill’s introduction came on the heels of fentanyl overdose deaths in Colorado quadrupling in 2021 compared toContinue reading “Colorado has an addiction crisis. Here’s what we can learn from our neighbors”

Wall Street is making homeownership even harder for Coloradans

The American Dream is often equated with homeownership — most Americans’ wealth is due to owning property, and owners have a net worth that’s approximately 40 times higher than that of renters. But buying a home is more difficult than ever before due to ever-increasing asking prices and sky-high interest rates that show no signContinue reading “Wall Street is making homeownership even harder for Coloradans”

How to Support Educators Under Attack Amid Critical Race Theory Debate

No matter our individual identities or faith traditions, we all believe in the common good. This requires us to do our homework to make sure we are informed, compassionate, and proactive.  Critical race theory is rooted in these very same ideals.

Reframing Reproductive Justice with Sam Carwyn

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado is reframing the concept of reproductive health, rights, and justice. We strive to create a different way of looking at a person, situation, and the impact of one’s actions. We are advocating for a broader idea of who needs access to reproductive healthcare. We seek to change the perspective that peopleContinue reading “Reframing Reproductive Justice with Sam Carwyn”

Press Release: HB 21-1214 Record Sealing Collateral Consequences Signed Into Law!

HB21-1214, with strong bipartisan support, was signed into law on July 6th, throwing open the doors of opportunity for thousands of Coloradans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021 (PDF version available here) Denver, CO — Clean Slate Colorado, an effort led by criminal justice reform advocates, faith leaders, grassroots organizations, and directly-impacted individuals and families, celebrates theContinue reading “Press Release: HB 21-1214 Record Sealing Collateral Consequences Signed Into Law!”

Proud, Prideful: Brian Henderson, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado Board Chair

Who would have imagined that what took place 52 years ago, would be making an impact on our country and communities still today? With defiance, courage, and conviction, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied individuals reacted on June 28, 1969, to the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. This outcry forContinue reading “Proud, Prideful: Brian Henderson, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado Board Chair”