Read with Us: Safe and Sound

This month, we’re reading Safe and Sound: A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Repair by Mercury Stardust, the Trans Handy Ma’am. Stardust, a certified repair technician, collaborated with Habitat for Humanity International to promote our Home Is the Key fundraising campaign and also has expressed her appreciation as a trans person for the acceptance and support […]

Making and Keeping Electricity

At Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, we’ve transitioned to building homes that are fully electric (rather than relying on a combination of electricity and natural gas). We’ve made this shift for multiple reasons–to make homes safer, keep utility bills lower for our homeowners, and focus on more sustainable energy. But that raises questions Pikes Peak […]

Summer religious holidays provide opportunities for interfaith awareness

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity is a proudly Christian organization that works with people of all faiths and no faith to promote affordable homeownership. Our Interfaith Build for Unity and international award-winning U.N. World Interfaith Harmony Week activities bring together people from diverse faith communities who share the common goal of building homes in partnership […]

Read with Us: On Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth, this month we’re reading On Juneteenth by Harvard professor and Texas native Annette Gordon-Reed. While her research and publications cover an impressive range of topics, she has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Her extensive research into Thomas Jefferson, […]

IBU Bench: USAFA Muslim Cadets

This is Part 7 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.  Chaplain Tamer SayedAhmed shares about the contribution from the United States Air Force Academy Muslim cadets. The USAFA Muslim cadets were honored […]

IBU Bench: St. Francis of Assisi Parish

This is Part 6 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.  Barb Treacy from St. Francis of Assisi Parish shared with us her church’s contributions to the Unity Bench. St. Francis of Assisi […]

IBU Bench: First United Methodist Church Prairie Campus

This is Part 3 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.  Kymm Hockman from First United Methodist Church Prairie Campus shares why her congregation participated in the bench project. We always […]