Peace with justice grants due Jan. 5.

December 19, 2012

Jan 5, 2013 is the deadline to apply for a Peace with Justice grant from the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.

What is peace with justice? It is a faithful expression of shalom in the Bible. It calls the church to “strengthen its capacity to advocate publicly in communities and nations” throughout the world. The peace with justice program of The United Methodist Church aims to make shalom visible and active in people’s lives and communities by setting people free from bondage.

We will celebrate peace with justice when all people have access to adequate jobs, housing, education, food, health care, income support and clean water. We will further celebrate when structures and systems that reflect economic exploitation, war, political oppression and cultural domination no longer exist. (See Social Principles of The United Methodist Church 2009-2012).

To apply for a conference grant or receive more information and assistance, contact conference PWJ coordinator Dr. Patricia T. Bates, pbates@lsus.edu or 318-927-3456. To apply for a grant from the General Board of Church and Society (deadline Jan. 10, 2013), contact the Rev. Neal Christie, assistant general secretary, Education & Leadership Formation, (202)488-5611, or visit the GBCS website for an application form.