You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress such a one, for you were sojourners in the Land of Egypt. Exodus 22:20 This verse is read in synagogues this week, as part of the annual re-reading of the Torah. It is part of a weekly portion called Mishpatim – “rules” or “laws” – and comes […]
Rooted in our sacred traditions, we work together to move from fear to liberation, from violence to life, from isolation to beloved community, so that our thoughts, words and actions place human dignity and care for creation at the center of public life.
OUR NORTH STAR
Our vision of God’s Commonwealth is a sacred community where we share a commitment to sustaining the earth and all its inhabitants, so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive, without exception.
- Faith in God’s goodness is the essence of who we are. It is the driving force, the power that is deep within us. Faith guides our powerful action.
- Faith was the force that led our ancestors through growth and struggle. It gave them strength to re-imagine a hurting world and to pass on their dreams to their children. This same faith drives us today to create a better world for our children and our children’s children.
We dedicate ourselves to transforming the world as it is into a community committed to an agenda that creates structural and racial equity, builds people’s control of the government, builds community control of the economy, and expands the public sphere.
One person, one act at a time, linked together, creating the world that we know is possible.
FAITH LEADER MEMBERSHIP
We are committed to equipping and supporting Colorado faith leaders of all traditions to better advocate and work with their faith community.
We invite you to join our growing statewide network of faith leaders committed to building an agenda for human dignity across Colorado. Find out more here.
FAITH LEADER CAUCUSES
Together Colorado's regional Faith Leader Caucuses build capacity to identify and address the issues most deeply impacting our local communities.
By engaging existing power structures we are able to move policy and effect structural change.
FAITH LEADER RESOURCES
Sermon: Civic Engagement and Blessing of Ballots -
A Theology of Voting by Rev. Jim Chapman -
Immigration Reform -
Hospitality to the Stranger: Reflections on Immigrants and Refugees by Dana Wilbanks, Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Iliff School of Theology
Economic Justice -
Fair Wage as an Agenda for Christians by Dana Wilbanks, Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Iliff School of Theology
Basic Cash Assistance Increase to State Human Services Board-May 2018- 129 signers.
Abolish Constitutional Slavery to 100 Colorado legislators-April 2018-249 signers. Passed both Houses unanimously.
FAMLI Act, supporting Paid Family Leave to 100 Colorado legislators-March 2018- 77 signers. Died in the Senate.
RTD Youth & Low-income Pass Petition, February 2018 - 90 faith leader signers.
In such a time as this, we must think about how we support one another to organize around the changes we want to see in creating quality schools, a moral economy, accountability and voice in local and national policies, equal access to affordable health care and dismantling systems of racism and white supremacy. Please take a look at our work to become familiar with what we do.
We desire a merciful, rehabilitative justice system that maintains the hope and human dignity of every person.
We desire a moral and communal economy based on the infinite value of human beings, not material objects.
We have a moral obligation to provide equal access to affordable health care for all people.