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		                                    Perceptions: Exploring Gun Violence		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">On Sunday, May 2 at 3 PM, BJC and BHPC will host the virtual presentation of a short documentary film on urban gun violence, presented by the Perceptions Film Forum/DC Area Interfaith Network for Gun Violence Prevention.

This inspirational, 14-minute film, “Do-It-Yourself Gunshot Treatment on Chicago’s South Side,” sheds light on urban emergency first response training.</span>
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		                                    BJC Community working toward Environmental Justice		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">How are we called to work for environmental justice? If you missed the 5/23 program ask a member of the social action committee to fill you in.
As people of faith, we are called to care for our neighbors and all creation by responding to climate change and speaking out for stronger poli­cy. Together, we'll all find ways to make a prayerful commitment to taking at least one step towards climate justice. The workshop was moderated by Joelle Novey, Director, Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)</span>

Our Social Action Focus

BJC will always support efforts that will make a difference in our community, our nation, and our world.  Do you have an idea that could make a difference?  We welcome your involvement.  For more information, contact the SAC Chair, Harri j. Kramer, by clicking HERE.  

BJC also has a long-standing commitment to several organizations in our community. Many of our members are contributing their 3 hours and more to the following organizations:

Stepping Stones

The Stepping Stones Shelter for women and their children provides for those who are victims of domestic violence, services including 24/7 crisis lines and intervention, temporary shelter, clothing and food, transitional housing, counseling, support groups, and advocacy. BJC members join with many others to prepare meals for Stepping Stone residents. For more information contact Terri Reicher.

The National Center for Children & Families (NCCF)

NCCF provides shelter, food, clothing, and counseling for homeless families in our community. One Sunday afternoon in the fall, members from BJC and Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church come together to tackle a range of chores on the nearby NCCF campus, particularly landscaping, sorting, painting, etc. Both congregations conduct an annual school supply drive for NCCF residents, and at Thanksgiving we work together to build holiday baskets with homemade treats and the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal.

For more information, click here

Good Deeds Day

BJC joins with The Jewish Federation and the Greater Washington community, along with over half a million volunteers from around the world, for this fun and meaningful day of service.


Manna's mission is to end hunger in Montgomery County. During High Holy Days, BJC members and the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School fill grocery bags with healthy food for Manna Food. BJC Youth Education participants move the collected food to the Manna truck. In 2019, we collected about 2 tons of food. For more information, contact Sheila Wolpert .

Gun Violence Prevention

Since March 2017, BJC has participated in an interfaith communications network of synagogues, churches, and mosques in the Washington, DC area focused on the issue of gun violence prevention. The network facilitates sharing information with interested BJC members on recent legislative developments and opportunities for action on gun violence prevention in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.  

Examples of shared information are: meeting members and programs, legislative action days, opportunities to act, significant court rulings, and bills under consideration in the Maryland and Virginia legislatures and in the DC City Council. If you would like to be added to the list receiving the information and updates, contact Barbara Faigin.

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