Peacemakers Prayer Patrols began in Bristol 2002 as a way to help build better, safer communities. Over the years it has extended its work across Britain, Europe, and many continents 18 years later it continues to be a beneficial presence, a force for good, and a strategic partner for the regeneration of many cities.
In 2004 The work was awarded for bravery and peacekeeping with a Chief Superintendents Award from Avon and Somerset Police Constabulary. In 2007 PPP Chief Commissioner was awarded Ambassador for Peace part of a global network of Peace Leaders by UPF which is an NGO in General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. In 2009 the City of Bristol Gold Star Award. There have been numerous recognition, achievements, and awards over the years.
The dynamic presence of the patrol teams and close community engagement at a grass-roots, help boost morale in the areas patrolled resulting often in lower levels of violence, gang and weapons-related crimes, with much less visibility of the illegal selling of substances on the streets and better community cohesion.
You can read more about the History of Prayer Patrols Bristol in this BBC News article from the time of the 2005 General Election.
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