Council of Bishops invites applications for two ecumenical programs


August 06, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is inviting applications for the following programs:

  • 2020 Local Initiatives Grants
  • Scholarship to Attend The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

2020 Local Initiatives Grants

The Council of Bishops is offering three (3) grants of $1,000 each to groups within annual conferences for special projects designed to strengthen ecumenical and/or interreligious relationships.
Preference will be given to groups within annual conferences elected to lead in Christian unity and interreligious relationships. Projects selected will be ecumenical and/or interreligious in both invitation and goals.

The application deadline is September 13, 2019. Applications should be emailed to jhawxhurst@umc-cob.org.

Click here for 2020 Local Initiatives Grants Application Form
 

Scholarship to Attend The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

The Ecumenical Institute was founded by The World Council of Churches in Switzerland in 1946 as an “ecumenical laboratory,” bringing together students of ecumenism from across the Christian community. 

The Council of Bishops is offering an annual scholarship to one student to participate in the “Complementary Certificate in Ecumenical Studies” (CC) through Bossey in conjunction with the University of Geneva. A total amount of $10,000 US will be sent to Bossey on behalf of the chosen student. 

Applicants for this scholarship must be active UMC members, between the ages of 22 and 30, preparing through an approved seminary for vocational ministry in The UMC, and be accepted by Bossey into this program. Completed applications for this scholarship must be received by the Council of Bishops’ office no later than September 13, 2019. 

Click here for Application form for Scholarship to Attend The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

Any questions about these programs should be directed to Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst via email at jhawxhurst@umc-cob.org