The Council of Bishops provides leadership for the ecumenical and interreligious ministries of The United Methodist Church. To that end, they are offering 3 grants, each in the amount of $1,000 to groups within United Methodist Annual Conferences for special projects designed to strengthen ecumenical and/or interreligious relationships. The application deadline is the 10th of November 2023. Recipients will be chosen and the initial $500 will be granted by the 31st of December 2023. The projects must be completed between January and July 2024. The second $500 will be granted once a summary report is filed. Preference will be given to groups within annual and central conferences elected to lead in Christian unity and interreligious relationships. Please note these grants are specifically for projects that are ecumenical and/or interreligious in both scope (who is included) and focus (the goal is visible unity).
Download the Local Initiative Grant Application