I am very sad to announce that our much-loved colleague, Holly Petersen, is to leave CHIPS in November.
CHIPS peace charity is currently recruiting for two exciting posts, which will play key roles in the central office team.
This week was the fourth week that Josh Grear, the Brixton Team Leader, has teamed up with another youth worker to play football on the pitch in the centre of the Loughborough Estate. They head down to the pitch twice a week and run sessions with youth that happen to be in the area.
This week there were about 14 boys who were keen to play. The group stayed for about 20 mins and were aged about 14 years and upwards.
Some of the lads had met Josh before and recognised him from the detached youth work that he has been doing around the estate. However some of the group were completely new.
CHIPS members Paul and Josh prayed this morning at the site where a 17-year-old boy was murdered in Brixton, London, on Saturday.
The boy was found lying in the street with serious head injuries on Flaxman Road after reports of a street fight. Medics tried to save the teenager, however he was pronounced dead at the scene less than an hour later.
This is a time of consolidation and growth, where the most successful projects of last year are being rolled out to new groups.
Speaking topics: faith, community, peace-making and development.
Paul has been working in the humanitarian field for eight years now. When he finished studying Maths at Cambridge University, he worked for Action Against Hunger, before joining Christian International Peace Service (CHIPS) in January 2009.
Christian International Peace Service in coming into its 50th year as a charity - with this comes a wealth of experience, stories and wisdom. Peace is an important and expansive issues in the Bible and we would love to share our vision to encourage and inspire Christians around the country to seek peace locally, nationally and internationally.