Apply for Council of Bishops' Local Ecumenical/Interreligious Initiatives grants

July 29, 2021 | by Admin

Apply for Council of Bishops' Local Ecumenical/Interreligious Initiatives grants

The Council of Bishops provides leadership for the ecumenical and interreligious ministries of The United Methodist Church.

To that end they are offering 3 grants, each in the amount of $1,000 to groups within United Methodist Annual Conferences for special projects designed to strengthen ecumenical and/or interreligious relationships.

Preference will be given to groups within annual and central conferences elected to lead in Christian unity and interreligious relationships. Projects selected will be ecumenical and/or interreligious both in invitation and goals.

The application deadline is September 17, 2021. Recipients will be chosen and the initial $500 will be granted by November 17, 2021. The projects must be completed between January and July, 2022. The second $500 will be granted once a summary report is filed.

If you are chosen to receive a grant and accept it, then you are agreeing to: 1. Keep account of how the money is used and send that report to the COB office within 2 weeks of the end of the event, no later than August 15, 2022. 2. Write a 1-page reflection to be used by the COB, include at least 2 photos, and mail it to Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst at jhawxhurst@umc-cob.org within 2 weeks of the end of the event. 3. Agree to be highlighted in Council of Bishops publications and news releases.

Again, the application deadline is September 17, 2021. Applications should be emailed to jhawxhurst@umc-cob.org.

Click here for 2022 Local Initiatives Grants Application Form