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”

What’s the solution to America’s mass shooting emergency?

‘No Way to Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens,’ is a dark Onion headline that always makes the rounds on social media after every mass shooting in America. This is obviously satire, but it’s worth looking at exactly why America uniquely struggles with regular tragedies like Highland Park on a near-daily basis.Continue reading “What’s the solution to America’s mass shooting emergency?”

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”

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”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”