Thirty-five UPF members and guests gathered in Livingstone House, Bromley to launch a local branch of UPF in the Bromley region, which includes the boroughs of Lewisham, Bexley and Greenwich, serving over one million residents. In Bromley alone there are over 500 active charities and voluntary organisations: UPF’s task is to discover what could be our unique contribution to this community.
After watching a video introduction to UPF, Mr. Keith Best QC and former MP gave
the main speech to encourage us to forge a new path and spread UPF’s vision in our community. Mr. Robin Marsh, UPF-UK Secretary General, shared the work of UPF-UK and its spiritual principles. After a rousing Chopin piano piece played by Mrs. Linda Brann, smaller discussion groups engaged in a broad ranging and dynamic insight into the role UPF could play in the local community.
The main issues highlighted included the importance of interfaith understanding, promoting the value of marriage and family, overcoming the culture of fear of speaking out and educating our young people on these points through the five principles of UPF. Further programmes will be announced in the New Year.