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Thursday Blackv1The World Council of Churches (WCC) has unveiled a new design for its ongoing ‘Thursday’s in Black’ campaign.

Thursdays in Black is a campaign of solidarity and advocacy against all forms of sexual and gender-based violence. The new design aims to give new momentum to a movement that recognises the resistance and resilience of women, children, and men in the face of violence.

Read more: New design relaunches campaign against rape and violence

Remembrance 100 credit Hope TogetherAn initiative to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War  – with 100 days of prayer – will begin across the UK on 4 August.

Remembrance 100 – organised by Hope Together, a Christian charity – will run until Armistice Day on 11 November upon which the centenary falls.

The United Reformed Church is a partner in the initiative, which encourages local churches, schools and communities to observe the centenary in different ways. On each of the 100 days, those who sign up are invited to spend just a few minutes taking part in prayers and other activities.

Read more: Remembrance 100: First World War centenary events get underway

greenbelt 2017Now in its third year of being an associate partner of Greenbelt, the United Reformed Church Greenbelt planning team is busy making sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Greenbelt 2018.

The Greenbelt Festival has run every year since 1974, and takes place over the August bank holiday weekend (24-27 August) focusing on arts, faith and justice.

Special guests include: Russian protest punk rock group Pussy Riot, New York-based rock band We Are Scientists, electronic afro-funk band Ibibio Sound Machine, poet Dame Carol Ann Duffy, broadcaster June Sarpong, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, activist Jack Monroe, and much more. People can also look forward to theatre, comedy, visual arts, worship and spirituality, workshops, sports, and crafts.

Read more: Fun and more in store at Greenbelt Festival 2018