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When you give to the Peace with Justice Fund, your gift changes lives in places where the joy of knowing Christ is mixed with the tragedy of poverty and violence. See how your gift can make a difference in the lives of people in Ohio and around the world.

 

In West Ohio...
Each summer, hundreds of students in West Ohio participate in a Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School, a six-week program dedicated to increasing literacy in students who have fallen behind in their studies. Beyond this, CDF Freedom Schools aim to help children fall in love with reading, increase their self-esteem, and generate more positive attitudes toward learning. With 14 of the 27 Ohio CDF Freedom Schools run by United Methodist churches or organizations, the United Methodist Church has played a key role in expanding the opportunities for students to participate. Still, there are many more who could benefit - with the help of your congregation! Learn more about West Ohio's Freedom Schools...

In Congo, Africa...
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bishop Nkulu Ntanda Ntambo assumed his post as a brutal civil war began in 1996. After nearly eight years of war, he helped to broker a peace settlement at a conference where 250 fighters committed not to fight again. United Methodists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — 2.3 million strong — received two Peace with Justice grants from the General Board of Church and Society to respond to the 2011 post-election violence and to teach people to share Jesus’ love. Learn more about the United Methodist Church in the Congo...

*NEW: Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities, a new three-session Bible study addressing gun violence from a Biblical lens, based on Micah 4:1-4


Peace with Justice Sunday is the last Sunday in May, but can be celebrated at any time. We invite you to contribute to the Peace with Justice Fund by sending your donation to the West Ohio Conference, 32 Wesley Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085.  Please make checks payable to West Ohio Conference and reference Peace with Justice Fund.