February 11, 2021 | by Jean Reynolds
Up to $2000.00 is available to UMC churches and organizations for projects that support Advocacy and Justice ACTIONS. We, who call ourselves United Methodists, are called to works of justice, to discover the reasons why 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.Now is the time to apply for Peace with Justice Grants and Ecumenical Grants. These grants are designed to help launch new projects to serve communities affected by injustice and inequality. The project proposal should include a component of advocacy. Advocacy seeks to target those who have power to change “root causes” of injustice in order to transform harmful, oppressive systems into more just ones.
How can the Advocacy & Justice Committee help your congregation or organization put together a justice program in your community or around the world?
Grant guidelines and applications are available from Jean Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply: February 22, 2021.