United Methodist churches, districts, and affiliated organizations are invited to apply for the General Board of Church and Society's 2009 Peace With Justice Grants. The deadline is February 15, 2009, but the process involves several steps, which makes an early start advisable.
Ecumenical groups and organizations working with and through one or more UM agencies or organizations are also invited to apply.
Funding for this program is generated by the local churches and Annual Conferences from the Peace with Justice offering taken on Peace with Justice Sunday, which “witnesses to God’s demands for a faithful, just, disarmed, and secure world.” The Annual Conferences retain 50% of the offering and the remainder is forwarded to the General Church. (See paragraphs 264.5 and 822.5 of the 2004 Book of Discipline).
2008 grants totaled $51,000.
Applications will be evaluated at the March meeting of GBCS's Board of Directors.
For assistance in filling out the form, applicants may call Donna Brandyberry, 202-488-5641, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.