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Bernice with award news bannerBernice Boore, a member of St Andrew’s United Reformed Church (URC) in Reading, has won the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2020 South East Black History Month ‘Making a Difference’ Award.

As part of the RCN South East region’s Black History Month celebrations, around 60,000 members were asked to nominate individuals who had made a real difference in the delivery of healthcare.

Read more: Lead nurse wins Royal College of Nursing Black History Month Award

Cover November formattedCommunity stories take centre stage in this month’s edition of Reform magazine: from a pop up craft cafe in Gloucestershire to an award-winning gardening project in North Yorkshire, it celebrates the life and creativity of local churches.

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BLM by Clay Banks UnsplashWe are two-thirds into Black History Month 2020. Reflecting on the journey so far, Karen Campbell, United Reformed Church (URC) Secretary for Global and Intercultural Ministries, wonders what people are doing to mark it?  

Perhaps you have read a relevant book or reflected on some telling biblical texts.  Maybe you have researched one or more 'hidden' black heroes - their positive contributions to the world as we know it. 

Read more: Black History Month: how do we mark it?

Swansea CRCW Tuesday Donation MorningThe Covid-19 pandemic has impacted churches and church groups in a variety of ways. But what has remained steadfast is the desperate need of the vulnerable.

Adella Pritchard, a United Reformed Church (URC) Related Community Worker (CRCW) in Swansea, speaks to Roo Stewart, URC Programme Support Officer (Church and Society), about how the churches she supports have responded to the needs of their communities since lockdown.

Read more: Swansea churches doing justice, loving mercy, walking humbly

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