IBU logo with text "This monumental movement brings together volunteers from a variety of different backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths. We are putting aside our differences and working together in unity to help build affordable homes in El Paso County.

Overview of the Interfaith Build for Unity

In a time of division, uncertainty and fear, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity is working together with our community to build homes, unity, and hope. While El Paso County is home to diverse political opinions and theological beliefs, we can all agree that everyone deserves a safe and decent place to call home.

In 2021, Pikes Peak Habitat started bringing together congregations, groups, and communities from a variety of faith traditions, spiritual practices, and beliefs who worked side by side to build affordable homes for families in El Paso County. In March 2022, Pikes Peak Habitat and our valued partners celebrated the completion of the 1st Interfaith Build for Unity (IBU) home. The 2nd IBU home was dedicated in April 2023, and the 3rd was completed in February 2024.

IBU volunteer days are times of celebrating tolerance, cooperation, and love for our neighbor as volunteers come together to help make homeownership possible for a local family.

Fill out the 2024 Faith Community Involvement Form (PDF)!
Studs on house signed with blessings

How the IBU Works

  • Invite members of your faith community or group to participate in an IBU volunteer day. (No experience is necessary, but volunteers on our construction site must be at least 16 years old.) You can also volunteer as an individual.
  • Volunteers from two different faith traditions are paired for the day. The groups work together, share lunch, and stand unified as friends and equals.

In the Episcopal Church, we promise, as baptized Christians, to respect the dignity of every human being. The work of Habitat for Humanity promotes human dignity and gives volunteers the opportunity to work in the fields of hope. By coming together as an interfaith community to do this work, we witness to the all-embracing love of God in this world; we help make the world a better, and more beautiful, place.

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build is an opportunity to not only lay a physical foundation but also an emotional and mental foundation, for all faith groups, to come together as one, united for one common cause- HUMANITY.  I joined the Interfaith Build because I wanted to show our community that Islam is built on a foundation of compassion for our neighbors regardless of their faith.  We Muslims work hard to seek out charitable opportunities that reap great rewards with God, we strive for peace and harmony with our neighbors and lend a helping hand anywhere we can.  To see a family walk into their home for the first time and be able to call a permanent place home makes every minute of hard work worth it.

Meet the 2024 Interfaith Build for Unity Partner Family

Isxel moved to the United States from Mexico when she married more than two decades ago. She lived in a house her husband owned, and she didn’t have opportunities to learn English. The house was old and in poor repair, she recalls, and he didn’t try to fix anything. “I prayed with God. I said, ‘Yes, I trust you. I know that you love me, and one day you’ll give me something different,’” she says.

Read about Isxel's family!

"You are like angels for me! It's really a blessing. This opportunity is really, really good for people that need it. I feel blessed and grateful, so positive. It’s something really good for me and my children!"

Previous IBU Partner Families

Mom and son in front of lake

Jessica's family -- the 3rd IBU!

Anna, her mother, and one of her daughters

Anna's family -- the 2nd IBU!

Smiling mother and son

Ms. Andino's family -- the 1st IBU!

Faith in Action e-Newsletter

For Faith Communities

Check out our monthly Faith in Action e-newsletter for communities interested in interfaith opportunities!


Community Partners

We would like to recognize this ever growing list of partners, friends, supporters, volunteers, and donors. The Interfaith Build for Unity project would be nothing without the participation and enthusiasm of our local faith leaders.

IBU in the News

Pikes Peak Habitat's interfaith initiatives are gaining local and national attention!

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about how you or your community can get involved with the Interfaith Build for Unity, or engage with Habitat through our various Faith in Action Programs, please reach out:

Chloe Henry

Faith in Action Program Advisor


A Note about the Land

We acknowledge that the land on which we build is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapaho Peoples. We also recognize the 48 contemporary tribal nations that are historically tied to the lands that make up this region.