BALTIMORE—For the second year, the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) is offering Capacity-Building Grants for alumni of the ICJS Justice Leaders Fellowship to inspire, incentivize, and equip these nonprofit and community leaders to create a new interreligious initiative within their spheres of influence.
The grants are funded with the support of the T. Rowe Price Foundation,.
Since 2016, more than 100 participants have completed the ICJS Justice Leaders Fellowship, a 10-month intensive program that offers Baltimore area community and nonprofit leaders the opportunity to draw on the rich resources of diverse religious traditions to inform and inspire building a more just Baltimore. Justice Fellows participated in learning, conversation, and discovery of their own and others’ religious traditions, teachings, and values.
ICJS will offer four Capacity Building Grants for up. to $2,200 to Justice Leaders Fellowship alumni who have an initiative that integrates their expanded understanding and interest in crossing religious barriers in service of the common good. These grants will expand the capacity of participants to take the risk to initiate their idea.
“We have been impressed with the positive impact our Justice Leader Fellows have had in their communities, and we see the potential for much more,” said Fatimah Fanusie, program director, Justice Leaders. “These grants will act as a catalyst in building an interreligious community that will work for justice and equity.”