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St Georges Hall Liverpool bannerThe Revd Jacky Embrey, Moderator of the United Reformed Church Mersey Synod, will help lead Liverpool’s tributes to the country’s war heroes on Remembrance Sunday.

Jacky will be leading the “thought for the day” at the Liverpool Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph outside St. George’s Hall on Sunday (10 November).

Read more: Synod Moderator to help lead Liverpool's Remembrance Sunday tributes

Tommy credit Les Hull GeographThe Revd Nicola Furley-Smith, the United Reformed Church Secretary for Ministries, reflects on the type of walls that divide people for Remembrance Sunday.

People have been building walls for thousands of years: those that keep people in and those that keep people out.

In recent years examples include President Trump’s 2000-mile barricade to keep people out of the United States, and the Berlin Wall that kept the people of East Berlin in a communist state.

Read more: Remembrance Sunday: Tear down the walls that divide us

Daleen Ten Cate and a fellow protestor at the Preston New Road fracking site credit Kevin SnymanChristians who have long campaigned for a halt to fracking in Lancashire have called the government’s U-turn on shale gas extraction a “community win”.

On 2 November, the government announced fracking would not be allowed in England after a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said it was not possible to predict the probability or size of tremors caused by the practice.

Read more: Faith protestors celebrate after government U-turn on fracking

People gather at an opening made in the Berlin Wall credit US DoDTwenty-three people from the United Reformed Church (URC) are to join colleagues in Germany to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Starting on 7 November, the party will spend four days in Frankenthal and will be hosted by families from partner churches in the Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz (EKP).

Read more: URC and German colleagues to mark 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall