Deadlines to apply for General Board of Church & Society Peace with Justice (GBCS) grants are January 10 for March and August 10 for October for the Ethnic Local Church Grant and Peace with Justice grants, respectively. GBCS helps local churches and organizations advocate and establish social justice ministries.
Deadline to apply for North Georgia's Peace With Justice Grant is October 31st annually.
To qualify for a GBCS Peace with Justice Grant, applicants must work toward achieving at least one of the following objectives:
-Assist United Methodists in understanding and responding to violence and militarism.
-Involve United Methodists in efforts to end conflicts and violent aggression around the world.
-Promote just national and international policies and actions (governmental and non-governmental) seeking to restore communities and respond to the disproportionate effect of injustices on racial and ethnic persons.
-Support policies that promote systematic economic justice and the self-development of peoples.
For more information on North Georgia's Peace with Justice Grant, visit www.ngumc.org/PeaceWithJustice.
The purpose of the Ethnic Local Church Grant, is to strengthen ethnic local churches through education, advocacy or leadership training and development as they engage in social justice. January 10 is the deadline for the March funding cycle. August 10 is the deadline for the October cycle.