January 6 Deadline to Apply for Peace with Justice Grant


Ministries passionate about Restorative Justice can apply for a Peace with Justice grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) by early January. Funding for this program is generated through the Peace with Justice Special Sunday offering (June 2, 2012) of The United Methodist Church. In 2011, $50,000 was awarded to18 ministries.


Applicants must work toward achieving at least one of the following objectives:


· Assist United Methodists in understanding and responding to violence and militarism, and in moving and leading nations and peoples to reconciliation, transformation, and redemption.


· Involve and develop leaders among United Methodists and enjoin the general public in efforts to end conflicts, human rights violations and violent aggression around the world;


· Promote just national and international policies and actions (governmental and non-governmental) seeking to address poverty and restore communities; or


· Support policies that promote systematic economic justice and the self-development of peoples, in particular to respond to the disproportionate effect of injustices on racial, indigenous and ethnic persons.


Preference will be given to institutions related to The United Methodist Church, then to first-time requests and, finally, to those including an advocacy component in their program or project.


Applications will be evaluated by GBCS’s Board of Directors.


Applicants may seek assistance in filling out the form, which is available through the GBCS: Download Peace with Justice Grant Application.


For assistance, contact Marvlyn Scott, (202) 488-5643.