[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications again for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation.
The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation, enabled by Resolution A030, Create Task Force On Climate Change, approved at General Convention 2015, will make recommendations for grants up to $10,000.
Application information is available here. Deadline for applications is March 31.
Episcopal Church congregations, seminaries, schools, monastic communities, non-profits, dioceses, provinces, etc. are encouraged to develop projects that find and establish connections between eco- and social justice, engaging the local community as partners and participants. The projects should seek to foster cooperation between communities of faith, civic, scientific and educational organizations. Projects should have specific outcomes which create lasting impact, enhance faith formation and social understanding and serve groups and/or regions that are vulnerable and/or underrepresented in the church. Projects including intergenerational engagement, demonstrating innovation and creativity, and promoting churchwide learning, understanding and practical application are welcomed. Projects should not be solely focused on materials or capital expenses.
The Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation will make recommendations to the Episcopal Church Executive Council for its May 2017 meeting, and final grant decisions will be made at that time. If funds allow, a third cycle of grantmaking will occur in the fall of 2017.
This marks the second grant cycle; the first cycle closed on Dec. 31. Decisions from the first grantmaking cycle will be announced by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church following its February 2017 meeting.
For further information and details contact Chris Sikkema, mission associate for justice and advocacy ministries, at email@example.com.
Members of the Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation are: Bishop Marc Andrus, co-chair, Diocese of California; the Rev. Stephanie Johnson, co-chair, Diocese of Connecticut; Paul Anton, Diocese of Minnesota; the Rev. Jerry Cappel, Diocese of Kentucky; the Rev. Patrick Funston, Diocese of Kansas; the Rev. Esther Georges, Diocese of the Virgin Islands; Perry Hodgkins Jones, Diocese of Atlanta; the Rev. Martha Kirkpatrick, Diocese of Delaware; the Rev. Nurya Love Parish, Diocese of Western Michigan; Kelly Phelan, Diocese of Los Angeles; Peter Sergienko, Diocese of Oregon; Dr. Andrew Thompson, Diocese of East Tennessee; Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, ex officio; President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, Ex Officio; Jayce Hafner, staff liaison.
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