Wesley Moncrief Advocacy Corner: A 2022 Colorado Election Results Highlight

Now that we are a few weeks past the always hectic election season, let’s reflect upon what changes have been made and how this will inform the future of Colorado. Because they have the greatest implications, I’m focusing on Propositions 121, 122, 123, FF and GG.  To start us off, Proposition 121 passed 65%/35% and  […]

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Faith leaders! Please fill out this survey on your experiences with advance care planning conversations.

CCC leaders are invited to participate in a survey to support a Doctorate in Ministry research project.  Dottie Mann is a student from the Iliff School of Theology researching faith leaders’ experiences having conversations about serious chronic illness, medical advance directives and/or end-of-life experiences.  You are eligible to be in this study because you may […]

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Opinion: The Merits of Proposition 122

By Wesley Moncrief, CCC Social Justice Fellow In the 2022 election cycle, the Colorado Council of Churches (“CCC”) took public stances on a number of statewide ballot initiatives. After some internal debate, the CCC decided to be neutral on Prohibition 122–Decriminalization and Regulated Access Program for Certain Psychedelic Plants and Fungi Initiative. Despite the CCC’s […]

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Welcome Wesley Moncrief, the CCC’s 2022-23 Social Justice Fellow

Hello Everyone, My name is Wesley Moncrief. I’m currently in the second year of a Master of Social Justice and Ethics degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Prior to moving to Denver in January 2021, I lived in Mississippi and earned an Undergraduate in Psychology from Mississippi State University. I am originally from Mississippi, but […]

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Improving Your Physical and Mental Health with Prayer

Prayer means many different things to different people, but most agree that it involves lifting the heart and mind to a power greater than oneself. Many choose to call this power God. Studies have documented mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of prayer.  Scientific studies of prayer Scientific studies of prayer are complicated by the fact […]

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Final 2022 Voices for Justice Legislative Report

We thank Haley Anderson and the Voices for Justice team for all of the work that they did to track bills during the 2022 Legislative Session of the Colorado General Assembly. Here are their reports, organized by the Colorado Council of Churches public policy priorities. Environment Submitted by Mark Meeks HB22-1012 – Wildfire Mitigation and […]

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Why Registering to Vote Matters

Contributed by Brian Rodriguez Deborah Richardson, Executive Director of ACLU Colorado wrote in a recent op-ed: “For over a year, we have seen incident after incident that substantiates a concentrated effort to disenfranchise Black and Brown voters. Moreover, there is continuing rhetoric, despite any proven evidence, that the 2020 elections were ‘stolen.’ In response to […]

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Voices for Justice Legislative Halftime Report

Voices for Justice Legislative Halftime Report: The Voices for Justice Team of the Colorado Council of Churches follows legislation throughout the legislative session that fall under our Public Policy Statements. The session is half-way through, and there are many important bills being debated by our lawmakers. We feel it is important that people of faith […]

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Sexuality, Families, and Abuse Spotlight:

From Haley Anderson. Our Christian faith and traditions affirm that: Human sexuality, gender identity, and the need to be in healthy relationships with others are gifts from God in our creation. We are called by our faith to invest ourselves in relationships that are based responsibly in love, mutuality, faithfulness, and creativity. Unfortunately, cycles of […]

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Education Advocacy Update

From Haley Anderson How we care for and invest in our children reflects our values and the kind of future we envision. If we value a future where our state has critical thinking, well rounded, whole, and healthy citizens, we show that by investing in our children. If, as people of faith, we value justice, […]

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Why “Healthy School Meals for All” Matters

By Haley Anderson, Social Justice Fellow My first experience in the field of education was as a Special Education Assistant in a public school in East Tennessee. I loved many aspects of that job, but my favorite part of the day was lunchtime. First, because of the hilarious and heartfelt conversations that would often take […]

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Advocacy Update from Haley Anderson

The Colorado Council of Churches’ Voices for Justice team has been working diligently this legislative session to track areas of policy that are important to our faith communities and the people we care for. Each month of the session, we’ll be highlighting a few of the bills that matter to us as citizens of Colorado […]

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