BRIDGE Maryland uses intentional relationship building, organizing and intensive leadership development in order to strengthen congregations and faith leaders to demonstrate and advance justice in the world.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings: Note: Meetings will resume in September, 2023!
1st Thursday, 7 PM -- Board of Directors' meeting
2nd Thursday, 10 AM -- Religious Leaders' Caucus (open to clergy and congregation leaders of any faith)
3rd Thursday, 7 PM, every other month -- General/Delegate Assembly Meeting (open to all)
4th Saturday, 10 AM -- Ntosake Pride Women's Meeting
Some meetings are still by Zoom. Get notified by joining our listserv (click red box at top of this page) or by contacting one of our organizers.
Work Groups and Strategy Groups set their own meetings.
For news of other events, check our Facebook page, which you can access by clicking the button at the top of this page. The BRIDGE Maryland leadership wishes health and a continuation of hope to you all!
Training Leaders in Community Organizing
BRIDGE Maryland provides training for members of faith-based organizations, on the principle that the people experiencing injustice, given the right tools, are most effective in challenging it. Training includes identifying self-interest, relationship building, cutting an issue, power analysis and strategic planning.
Several Congregations have just completed Sacred Conversation/Listening Campaigns.
The issues that surface from these campaigns will be discussed and voted upon at an Issues Convention in early June. All BRIDGE Maryland member congregations can participate.
Additional training is offered at every meeting of the General Assembly, the Religious Leaders' Caucus and the Ntosake Women's Pride. More intensive and extensive training is offered through local 1-2 day trainings, held at least twice a year.
All organizational and individual members are eligible and partially subsidized for the longer trainings offered by our national organizing, Gamaliel Network.
Here are some Gamaliel Trainings coming up: