Commission on Religion and Race awards grants


WASHINGTON (UMNS) — The United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race has announced grants totaling $296,000 to support nine projects aimed at services that advocate for the rights, human dignity, and inclusion of racial/ethnic groups, immigrants and refugees.

The nine one-year grants, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, were awarded to Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, Austin, Texas; Justice for Our Neighbors Southeastern Michigan; Central Florida Justice for Our Neighbors, Orlando; Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Legal Clinics of Northern Illinois Conference, Elgin, Ill.; New York Annual Conference, Justice for Our Neighbors Project, Brooklyn; Rosewood United Methodist Church, Justice for Our Neighbors, Los Angeles; Staunton District United Methodist Church, Casa De Amistad, Waynesboro, Va.; Student Action with Farm Workers, Into the Fields Program, Durham, N.C.; and Valley Interfaith Project, Phoenix.