By: Catherine Boldeau, Adventist Development and Relief Agency News, courtesy Adventist Review
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the United Kingdom completed its second phase of the I AM URBAN initiative for Global Youth Day on March 16, 2019, in the Holloway and Willesden district churches in London.
I AM URBAN is a joint initiative between ADRA in the UK and Adventist Community Services (ACS) of the British Union Conference (BUC) church region, and includes partnerships with several other entities of the church in the UK, including the Trans-European Division (TED). The initiative was established in order for the Adventist Church in the UK to utilize the 17 sustainable development goals outlined recently by the United Nations.
Young people from the Holloway church have adopted a local care home, and on March 16 they performed “random acts of kindness” on city streets and at a local shopping center. In the afternoon, the #ENDITNOW Knife Crime march led by the Holloway Pathfinder Club, with the Pathfinder Drum Corps, brought focus to the recent knife crime deaths in the capital city.