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Luce Foundation COVID Relief Grant

In the wake of the novel coronavirus, many mosques, churches, temples and community organizations — particularly Black, Brown, Indigenous and other vulnerable communities — find themselves working on the frontlines to meet not only spiritual needs, but also providing communities with food, housing, transportation, education and access to health services. Through a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Graduate Theological Union is able to provide rapid support for community-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects. The grant of $150,000 is intended to enable the GTU to partner with local faith-based and related organizations assisting communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We welcome and are grateful for the GTU community’s participation in this project, especially students. Please feel free to share any of your ideas, work, and resources. Email Dr. Munir Jiwa: mjiwa@gtu.edu

About the Grant

Learn more about the Henry Luce Foundation's $150,000 grant to the GTU to assist local orgs and faith-based communities with COVID relief.

Orgs and Projects

Read about the incredible work being done by various community organizations and their projects funded by the Luce grant.

Resources

Find out more about the Henry Luce Foundation, including resources for other grant projects.

Project Steering Committee

Munir Jiwa
Director of Luce Rapid Response Project, Founding Director of the Center for Islamic Studies, and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Anthropology

Valerie Miles-Tribble
Associate Professor of Ministerial Leadership and Practical Theology and Chair of the Women's Studies in Religion Certificate Program

Dorsey Blake
Faculty Associate in Leadership and Social Transformation at Pacific School of Religion

Mahjabeen Dhala
Director of the Madrasa-Midrasha Program and Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

Project Support Staff

Huzaifa Shahbaz
Project Coordinator and Research Associate for Luce Rapid Response Project

Matthew R. Hartman
Academic Centers and Programs Administrator

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