The Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships awards Local Initiative Grants to groups within annual conferences who are creating ecumenical and interreligious ministries in their local contexts. This includes building networks on a local level, among specific groups such as young adults, and online through social media.
These grants help highlight our bishops' emphasis on ecumenical and Interreligious ministry and give an opportunity for annual conferences to engage in their local context.
Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst Associate Ecumenical Staff Officer Leadership Development
Our racial reconciliation work with other UMCs and other denominational churches will help in changing the racial landscape of the US, starting right here in downtown Dallas.
Dr. Andy Stoker Senior Minister First United Methodist Church (Dallas)