BBIC Social Justice Ministry
He has told you, O man, what is good - and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8)
BBIC’s Social Justice Ministry is committed to following the example of Christ as we engage the Church and the surrounding community in identifying and eliminating systemic and systematic injustices that impact our lives. When possible it is our desire and effort to collaborate with community action organizations to answer the call for justice
Thus, we seek to create opportunities for people to move from vulnerability to sustainability wherever they are in the city, state, nation, or the world. As we are a movement and not a monument, we acknowledge we are called to go out into communities seeking to walk where God walks – among the most vulnerable.
II. Areas where we seek justice:
Civic engagement sustains and embraces the capacity of all its members to build a caring and mutually responsible society in which everyone plays a role in economic and social wellbeing. Underrepresentation of groups in the government causes issues faced by groups such as Blacks, low-income, and women groups to be ignored and overlooked.
actively recruit people to serve during election cycles
partner with organizations such as the NAACP for “souls to the polls”
inform church and community members on upcoming elections
partner with organizations such as Urban League to assist with voter registration
Providing access to fresh, healthy, nutritious, and affordable foods, promoting gardening, advocating for equitable government food budges, developing food network systems, and promoting land sovereignty.
Food Justice works to ensure universal access to nutritious and affordable food for all, while also addressing questions of land ownership, agricultural practices, distribution of resources, workers’ rights, and the historical injustices Black communities have faced. Food justice is important because it scrutinizes the structural roots of the food systems that leads to food apartheid, and it aspires to address food access disparities.
identify food deserts near or within our community
partner with organizations to collect food for the community
open food pantry/host food give aways at BBIC
Creating opportunities for a living wage, clearing pathways to conventional banking and financing, and promoting entrepreneurship opportunities.
Host or partner with community organizations to equip and empower individuals economically.
Speak out and protest against predatory lending organizations and practices
Create opportunities for black businesses to be exposed and thrive within our community
Ensuring equity of power, resources, influence, and holistic well-being for girls and women.
Partner with organizations to equip, and empower African American girls and women.
Stay informed and address issues facing African American girls and women
Contact: Brother Yohance Pettis