Peace With Justice Grant Applications Are Due in August
August 15, 2019 is the deadline to apply for a Peace With Justice Grant. Up to $2,000 is available to United Methodist churches and organizations for projects that support Advocacy and Justice Actions.
We, who call ourselves Methodists, are called to works of justice, to discover the reasons that the homeless are homeless, why the working poor don’t make a living wage, to stand with those who have no voice in our system, to address underlying causes for injustice, and to make our world a better place.
Projects must address social justice and advocacy for public policy. Projects must advocate for systemic change as well as provide acts of mercy.
The following California-Nevada churches and organizations have received grants in recent years:
California Church Impact, for the Online Guide/Tool Kits and Workshops for churches to help ex-felons expunge their records in order to help them become employed
Los Altos UMC, to train workshop leaders and conduct workshops teaching people how to recognize signs of potential acts of personal violence and how to respond to reduce the risk of personal violence
CA House at UC Davis, to create a food pantry for food-insecure students and to advocate for programs to address homelessness and food insecurity among students
First UMC of Salinas, for an interfaith celebration of and advocacy for diversity
Sierra Service Project, for inclusion of advocacy training in its programs
Bethany UMC, to provide legal and housing assistance to asylum seekers in San Francisco and to advocate for justice for asylum seekers.
How can the Advocacy and Justice Committee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference help your congregation put together a justice program, in your community or around the world? Grant guidelines and applications are available from Jim Cramer at firstname.lastname@example.org.