Applications for Arkansas Conference Peace with Justice grants due June 18

The work of ending hunger, racial intolerance, economic and environmental injustice and several other social justice issues continues to be life-transforming work of moving from despair to hope, from brokenness to reconciliation. If you are involved with a program or ministry dedicated to this important work for shalom in God’s kingdom on earth, the Arkansas Board of Church and Society would like to help, and invites you to apply for a Peace with Justice grant.
This year, the Peace with Justice Sunday is June 15. On this Sunday, one of six special offerings in the United Methodist Church is collected. Half of the Peace with Justice offering is sent to the General Council on Finance and Administration for the General Board of Church and Society, and the other half remains in the Arkansas Conference. The Conference Board of Church and Society uses this offering to provide Peace with Justice grants to selected applicants. Peace with Justice grant amounts given through the Arkansas Conference typically range between $250 and $1,000.
Over the past several years, many Arkansas United Methodist projects, as well as ecumenical activities including United Methodists, have received small grants to further the work of reducing and eliminating the disproportionate effects of injustice in our communities.   
The 2014 Peace with Justice Small Grants application form is available for download at www.arumc.org (see the “Forms” section on the front page). Applications must be returned by June 18 to the Rev. Stephen Copley, P.O. Box 2441, Little Rock, AR  72203, or scopley438@gmail.com. If you have questions about the application form or process, contact Copley at 501-626-9220.