We Stand With You.

During this time we feel the need to speak up a little louder. bcmPEACE has crafted a statement that was inspired by the moment, but is made thinking about the future of our community:

We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of color who we witness suffer at the
hands of a system built on oppression. We stand with the families of those who have left
us due to the systemic injustice of this nation and the consequences that the racist
foundation of this country produces.

We seek peace, understanding that peace is not simply the absence of violence, but the
presence of JUSTICE.

It is not only the unjust killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd
that have happened recently that call us to action; but the foundational policies of our
country that systematically oppress people of color demand our response. We see your
pain, and your anger, and we stand with you.

As an organization founded on God’s peace and service in the inner city, we vow to work
at not making this a statement of the moment, rather, we commit to work increasingly
more to change systems of injustice and stand alongside those who are oppressed.

We will continue to nurture nonviolence training practices for youth, especially youth of
color, through our Agape Satyagraha Program.

We will continue to work at breaking the cycle of poverty and encourage leadership in
our black and brown communities through our Pathway to Prosperity Program.

We will tend to the needs of the community by intentionally partnering with other
organizations led by our brothers and sisters of color.

We will be more intentional in growing our leadership to better include voices of color
both on the Board of Directors and in our staff.

We will do better because our black and brown lives deserve better.
We are with you.

– bcmPEACE Board and Staff

Walk for bcmPEACE at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the annual  Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is going virtual! Highmark still arranges the event so that charities can keep all fundraising proceeds and bcmPEACE actively participates in this event as it is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!

We will be engaging with donors, supporters, and community members more than ever this year! We will be hosting an online community discussion on creating a Healthy Community [register and find more information here], selling t-shirts [more information to come in the following weeks], and hosting a Walk the Walk event where we walk where we are to spread awareness for a Healthy Community [show us you are coming and find more information here]! You can still create teams and gather donations on behalf of bcmPEACE as well as register for the walk on the main page courtesy of Highmark, here.

We partner with Highmark in order to continue to effectively carry out our mission to “serve Allison Hill in becoming a safer, healthier community, empowered by God’s peace.” This mission is achieved by ministry partners like you when you financially support bcmPEACE, volunteer for bcmPEACE programs, spread the message of bcmPEACE through word-of-mouth, and empower bcmPEACE through your faithful prayers. Join us as we walk for a healthier community and raise funds to support the ministry to enhance South Allison Hill! Check out our programs page to see how the funds raised will impact our community! 

Register and Donate for the walk here –  http://hcf.convio.net/bcmpeace

Email us at brethren.com.min@gmail.com for more information