August 15 Deadline to Apply for California-Nevada Peace with Justice Grants
Up to $1500 is available for United Methodist churches and organizations who create projects and programs that support advocacy and action:
- Environmental sustainability and justice;
- Individual liberty, justice, and dignity;
- Social justice, including equality and nondiscrimination;
- Economic justice; and,
- Peace and nonviolence.
This year, the following churches and organizations have received grants:
- First UMC, Pacific Grove, for the One Starfish Safe Parking for Homeless program;
- Merced UMC, for the Merced Prison Project;
- First UMC of Redding, for the Genocide No More- Save Darfur, Moving Beyond Witness program;
- Pine UMC, for California-Nevada Philippine Solidarity Task Force and Network on Religion and Justice for Asian Pacific Islander LGBTQ people, Justice at the Intersections project;
- Wesley UMC, Fresno, for the start up Circles program;
- California Church IMPACT, for the one time support of the expansion of the Activist/Advocacy Alert System; and,
- Temple UMC, JFON-BAIT, for the Mexico/U.S. Border Seminar.