Peace with Justice Grant

United Methodist churches are encouraged by our bishops to rededicate themselves to a “ministry of peace, justice, and hope to overcome poverty and disease, environmental degradation, and the proliferation of weapons and violence.” (United Methodist Bishops’ Pastoral Letter: God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action) In short, our churches are urged to engage the world with this vision of Hope and Action for Peace with Justice.

Support of this vision is one way the General Board of Church and Society and the Conference Board of Church and Society live out their Disciplinary mandate to ...

 …relate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the members of the Church and to persons and structures of the communities and world in which they live. [The General Board of Church and Society through the Church] shall seek to bring the whole of human life, activities, possessions,use of resources, and community and world relationships into conformity with the will of God … [advocating for] the reconciliation that God effected through Christ [that involves] personal, social, and civic righteousness. [and] forthright witness and action on issues of human well-being, justice, peace and the integrity of creation. (2012 Book of Discipline, Paragraphs 1002 & 1004).

Peace with Justice Grant Guidelines and Application (Word)


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