the evening of Thursday, September 30, 1996, B.R.E.A.D. was formed at a covenant
assembly attended by 523 delegates from 21 religious congregations of varying
traditions. That night, those people of faith committed to one another and the larger
Columbus community to build an organization that would achieve a greater degree of justice
in our neighborhoods and the Columbus area.
B.R.E.A.D. is 40 congregations strong and represents over 25,000 people. The membership is interfaith, including both Christians and Jews.
It is multi-racial, including congregations that are predominantly African-American,
others that are predominantly white, and others that are racially mixed. While the
majority of covenanting congregations are in poor, working- class and mixed-income
neighborhoods, others are located in middle-class and professional neighborhoods. As an interfaith, multi-denominational group, B.R.E.A.D.
effectively addresses core public issues pertaining to crime, safety, jobs, poverty, and
Although B.R.E.A.D.'s membership is
racially mixed, economically diverse, and geographically dispersed, it is unified in its
pursuit of Building Responsibility Equality
The organization is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation,
non-partisan, and does not provide any direct services nor does it accept government money
for its internal budget.
To learn more about our work and the issues on which we
are working, click one of the areas in the left border. To speak with someone at the
B.R.E.A.D. office, please call (614) 258-8748. If B.R.E.A.D. sounds like a bright idea for
your congregation, click the icon below for membership information.
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