Peace with Justice Sunday offerings support grants for social justice programs and education?
A portion of the funds received on Peace with Justice Sunday support the work of The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS). Giving allows the agency to disperse funds in the form of grants to ministries that are doing the important peace with justice work in many places around the world. They award three different grants available to United Methodist congregations and organizations. The grants support Ethnic/Minority Local Church ministries, and programs related to the denomination’s Special Sundays for Human Relations Day and Peace with Justice. GBCS works to connect with conferences, agencies and other networks to educate, equip and mobilize actions in support of identified Economic, Health, and Gender Justice priorities.
ABOUT PEACE WITH JUSTICE SUNDAY (PWJS)
Peace with Justice 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. It 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 as witnesses to God's demand for a faithful, just, disarmed and secure world. Generally, Peace with Justice Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday after Pentecost and a special offering is collected. The offering is administered by the General Board of Church and Society and benefits peace with justice ministries in the Annual Conferences and around the world.