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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Join us for the January 20th Faithful Thursdays Kick-Off Event!

In its fourth year, “Faithful Thursdays” is a diverse coalition of leaders, organizations and community members who are committed to adding a deeper, moral dimension to the public policy-making process in Colorado. Our focus is to advance a faith narrative and collaborative process that supports a just economy, promotes equity, and eradicates racism in Colorado.  […]

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November is National Caregivers Month

November is a time to publicly honor the millions of Americans who perform a very private andselfless act: caring for more than 6 million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s disease.More than 11.2 million people – an estimated 3.3% of the U.S. population – are currentlyserving as volunteer, unpaid caregivers for their loved ones […]

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CCC Testifies in Support of Affordable Housing Project before Aurora City Council

Here is the testimony provided virtually by Father Michael Nicosia on Monday, October 25, 2021 to the Aurora City Council. The testimony is in favor of a proposed housing project at Mountain View United Church in Aurora, Colorado: My name is Fr. Michael Nicosia, a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Council […]

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Caste Book Study Ministry

The Colorado Council of Churches seeks African American churches and predominantly white churches interested in pairing up for a joint reading and study of Caste, Isabel Wilkerson’s bestseller that examines the laws and practices that created what she describes as a bipolar, Black and white caste system in the United States. It is our hope that […]

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2021 Pentecost Reflection

We thank Father Michael Nicosia, Ecumenical Catholic Communion, Rocky Mountain Region, for this Pentecost reflection.

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2021 Voices for Justice Interim Legislative Report

Here’s a status report that highlights the status of some of the bills that or Voices for Justice task fork are currently tracking. These are bills that we’ve identified as important to the faith community. In June, we will provide a more detailed report. Though some areas are not covered this session, this report is […]

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Faithful Thursdays Moment for March 25th–Immigration

This week’s Faithful Thursday video comes from Jean Demmler of the Presbytery of Denver, and she highlights HB21-1194, the Immigration Legal Defense Fund bill. Here is the link to the video: Faithful Thursdays: March 25, 2021 – YouTube

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