Jan. 1 Is Deadline to Apply for Conference Peace with Justice Grants

November 17, 2010

The California-Nevada Annual Conference Board of Church and Society awards Peace with Justice grants twice yearly, in January and September. Up to $1500 is available for Peace with Justice ministries, with priority given to United Methodists and affiliated organizations. January 1, 2011 is the deadline to apply for the next round of grants.

The following grants were awarded this past September:
  • "Alternatives to Violence Project/California-Susanville": Outreach Pilot Project – working with trained Susanville United Methodist Church volunteers dedicated to reducing interpersonal violence inside and outside prison walls.
  • "Life Is for Everyone, Inc." located in the UM East Salinas Family Center – supporting the afterschool program of education and advocacy for healthy nutrition.
  • "Faith and the Environment," The Wesley Foundation, UC Merced and Merced College – supporting the development of leadership in environmental studies and water usage justice.
What can you and your church do? Consider the following projects:
  • Involve and develop leaders among United Methodists to address poverty and restore communities, here and around the world;
  • support policies that promote systematic economic justice and assist self-development; 
  • assist United Methodists in understanding and responding to violence and militarism, and in moving and leading nations and peoples to reconciliation, transformation, and redemption.
Contact Mary Liebke, Conference Peace with Justice Coordinator, at mliebke@yahoo.com, 530.273.3678, or 14983 Los Ninos Place, Grass Valley, CA 95945 for application, guidelines, and more information.
Find a need, join with others, create a project and give a gift to Jesus this Christmas!
(Note: Jan. 7 is the deadline to apply for a Peace with Justice grant through the General Board of Church and Society. See Nov. 4 story.)