Application deadline September 30, 2014 . The Great Plains Conference Mercy and Justice Team will administer funding to assist with projects that address issues of social justice . The criteria under which applications can be made are:
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September 30, 2014
The Great Plains Conference Mercy and Justice Team will administer funding to assist with projects that address issues of social justice
Select from these issues
The Natural World ¶160, B) Energy Resources Utilization; D) Global Climate Stewardship
The Social Community ¶ 162 H) Rights of Immigrants; I) Rights of Persons with Disabilities; L) Alcohol and Other Drugs;
The Economic Community ¶ 163 D) Consumption; E) Poverty; H) Family Farms
The World Community ¶ 165 C) War and Peace
Paragraph (¶) and alphabetic section refer to official United Methodist positions as stated in the Social Principles of the church contained in The 2012 Book of Discipline. The Social Principles can be found at http://umc-gbcs.org/social-principles.
The grantee will return all unused funds to the Conference Treasurer
Social Justice Seed Money Application
Funding for each seed money project:
Maximum amount: $1,000
Funding renewable for a second year upon application
What is a “social justice” issue?
As you begin preparations for your seed money application, keep in mind that the focus of the seed money is to address social justice, not charity or mercy. Charity includes direct services to those in need, such as supporting a food pantry or volunteering at a homeless shelter. Justice means working for social, political and institution-al change, such as working to change the mini-mum wage or affordable housing. Justice deals with systems, policies and structures. A social justice issue is an issue that impacts the larger community and requires change in the socio-economic or political community.
For more information or to submit seed money application, please contact:
Nancy Brown ([email protected]) and
Andrea Paret ([email protected]).