Columbus-based church coalition requests better business incubation, micro-lending programs

Building Responsibility, Equality and Dignity is hosting Nehemiah Action tonight at The Celeste Center to request commitments from Columbus City Council on the development of new business incubation and micro-lending programs.

“We devote millions of dollars to support large corporations while knowing that two thirds of all new job creation comes from small businesses,” says BREAD Co-President Reverend George Glazier in a press release issued last week.

Columbus City Council members Troy Miller and Zachary Klein will be in attendance at Nehemiah Action, and BREAD will ask council to adopt strategies on healthcare, juvenile crime, and the aforementioned entrepreneurial efforts under the banner of job creation.

BREAD is a Columbus-based interfaith coalition made up of 54 member congregations that focuses on a diverse range of issues. Their mission is to bring together people of faith to “do justice”.

Nehemiah Action 2012 takes place at the Celeste Center, at 717 E. 17th Ave., on May 7 at 7 p.m.

More information can be found online at http://www.breadcolumbus.org/.