The B.R.E.A.D. Organization is comprised of many congregations, who in turn each represent different traditions. Each of our congregations believes in something different - about the nature of God, the name of God, about what God wants us to do. But each of us shares a commitment to pursuing justice in God's name - to finding, in the things that we share, the strength that unity can bring.
B.R.E.A.D. uses a four-step process to bring to surface and win issues of justice:
1) We listen to our members in one-on-one meetings and "house meetings" in order to surface community problems for research and action. The listening process also serves to invite more people to become a part of the justice ministry/Rodef Tzedek (pursuers of justice) networks within congregations.
2) We research the problems to identify workable solutions.
3) We gather a large number of people, in order to show our supportive power and attract the attention of the decision-makers who can implement the solutions we are requesting.
4) We follow-up on the public commitments made by the decision-makers in order to ensure that there is action to address the problem by implementing the requested solutions.
How do you become involved with B.R.E.A.D.?
People can become involved in B.R.E.A.D.’s work on many levels. Contact a leader of the justice ministry/Rodef Tzedek Network in your congregation to get involved. You may also call the B.R.E.A.D. office at (614) 220-9363 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your congregation involved.
The base level of the justice work in B.R.E.A.D. is to:
- bring three people with you to the Nehemiah Action
- attend three other community wide meetings to build momentum for the Nehemiah Action
- the Rally
- the Celebration
- the Annual Assembly
See the calendar for dates of key upcoming meetings.