This week, one of the focuses of our prayers is the Near Neighbours programme – working to build and deepen relationships across religions and cultures. The overall programme is run by the Church Urban Fund and the Church of England. Pray for its Director, Liz Carnelley and Grants Officer Andy Mathews.
CTC administers the programme in eastern London. Pray for Basic Sports and Fitness, a Near Neighbours supported project in Manor Park run by Olympic boxer John Bosco, which is bringing together young people of different faiths to get to know each other, develop healthier lifestyles, and work on other local projects together (including the CitySafe campaign, to reduce street crime and create ‘havens’ for young people in immediate fear of violence).