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Peace With Justice in Franklin, Indiana (Church & Society)

January 31, 2022

This month, The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) caught up with a grant recipient from our last cycle of Peace With Justice grants to ask how their project had turned out. This grantee, Bridges Alliance of Johnson County (BAJC), is a nonprofit organization that shares GBCS’s goal of supporting policies and initiatives that promote systemic economic justice and sustainable self-development. Through localized programming, BAJC collaborates with churches, agencies, local residents, and businesses to alleviate poverty in Johnson County, Indiana. The Peace With Justice grant was awarded to support one such program, “Surviving to Thriving.”

One participant shared her experience with us. “Poverty is a multifaceted issue that isn’t just about money or working harder. Working harder doesn’t get me out of poverty. When Bridges said they would help me build intentional friendships, I knew it was for me,” said Laura Segundo, Surviving to Thriving cohort and current Circle Leader.

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