During his recent visit to Luton, Revd Dr Andrew Prasad, Moderator of the United Reformed Church (URC) Thames North Synod, applauded the work of GRASSROOTS Programme and particularly the Church Related Community Work (CRCW) Project led by Karen Campbell in partnership with Bury Park Beech Hill Council of Churches.
CRCW Project has been sponsored by the URC and supported by the Methodist Church, for nearly a decade. He was pleased to learn how Karen and others in Luton were able to create ‘Touching Places’, enabling people across faiths, cultures, ethnicities and nationalities to meet-greet and befriend one another, thus dispelling myths and prejudices about one another.
Acknowledging it is the Fairtrade Fortnight from 25 February until 10 March, he warmly approved the Fairtrade ethos and congratulated GRASSROOTS and Luton for achieving a Fairtrade Town status. He shared an aspiration to make URC Thames North Synod, a Fairtrade Synod.
David Jonathan, Director GRASSROOTS said, “It was a privilege for us to host Revd Dr Andrew Prasad in Luton. He was encouraging and inspiring as he shared some positive ideas of developing our work further, in the years to come.”