Our Work

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The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado tracks legislation and provides testimony for bills addressing our current public policy priorities, upholding religious freedom, providing economic justice, and standing up for racial justice.

 
 
 

Each year we invite you to spend a day at the Colorado State legislature to learn more about how the legislative process works, and how to make your voice and your values heard. On the first Monday in February, we gather at the State Capitol to hear from experts in their fields on how a bill becomes a law, how legislative committee hearings determine the fate of a bill, and how you can get through the noise to make a difference. You will have the chance to visit the floor of the Senate or the House, to meet your legislators, and to connect with others in your community who are ready to make change. Watch for registration for 2019 coming soon! 

 
 
 

Voicing your values is one of the greatest tools you have as a grassroots advocate. Within the legislative context, you are a constituent. Your legislator was elected to serve the needs of their constituents. As such, your voice must be heard. It is up to all Coloradans to preserve our democracy and promote our values of dignity, equality, and opportunity for all by making our voices heard. This Advocacy Guide will help you to do that.

 
 
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Through the Progressive Congregation Network we strengthen our foundation as communities committed to learning, reflection, connection and action for human rights and equality issues in our state. From August to May representatives from each congregation come together monthly to build tools for advocacy, to become informed on pressing issues, to connect to each other, and to mobilize for shared action.

 

We work to bring people together to engage in conversation about important political topics across religious, political, and ideological differences. This is a partnership between Iliff School of Theology, Regis University, and Denver Seminary where we hold events to support 'real conversation across real difference'. Events bring people together who are deeply grounded in their own tradition and view, and who can practice conversation that is civil and generative.

 

Are you looking for someone to come speak to your congregation or community about Islam? About homelessness and poverty in Denver? About racism and our criminal justice system? We have connections across the state with experts and people on the ground who have stories to share. Reach out to schedule a speaker or a workshop to build understanding and inspire rights and equality for all.

 
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In 2017, we co-founded Colorado Village Collaborative alongside advocacy partners to rapidly and affordably develop self-governed communities with and for people coming out of homelessness. We’re making good on our beliefs that housing is a human right, that everyone should be treated like a human being, and everyone should have a safe place to thrive.

 

Colorado faith communities collectively own thousands of acres of undeveloped land--right when this asset is most needed to address our state’s affordable housing crisis. In partnership with Radian Inc., we promote the use of congregation-owned land for attainable affordable housing, facilitate a workshop series to help congregations clarify what to do and how to do it, and find the right partners to make these projects a long-term success.

 

We believe a new sort of economy is necessary. One that produces equity not inequality, that rights the wrongs of white supremacy, and treats creation regeneratively instead of extractively. In partnership with the Community Wealth Building Network, we’re supporting new institutions to create the backbone of a new economy emphasizing employee ownership, local investment, public banking, and more.