Brockton Interfaith Community (BIC)
65 W. Elm St.
The Brockton Interfaith Community (BIC) is a 17-year old multi-issue, broad-based power organization. Our members are 17 religious congregations, one local college, and one local community advocacy organization. We are rooted together in a shared belief in God and faith values, united to do together what individual congregations cannot do alone. BIC members take action to bring about major, concrete improvements in the lives of families, congregations, and communities. The base of our power lies in the organized numbers of close to 6,000 families of our member institutions. By identifying, training, and developing grass roots leaders from within those institutions, BIC enables people to assemble the skills and allies necessary to build power and use it effectively as well as to strengthen their own congregations. BIC is multi-faith, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and strictly non-partisan. BIC is funded through congregational dues based on congregations’ budgets, as well as support from local corporations, and various denominational and organizational grants. BIC is affiliated with the Massachusetts Congregations Action Network (MCAN) which includes 5 other like-minded organizations in Massachusetts, and the PICO Network which is made up of 53 other broad-based power organizations across the nation.