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More than 100 young people from all 13 synods came together on 22 to 24 January to build relationships, discuss issues, worship together and to plan for the future at the United Reformed Church Youth Assembly.

Meeting at Whitemoor Lakes in Staffordshire, the young people approached a packed schedule with energy, ideas and a desire to make things happen. Laughter, honesty and creativity infused the meeting.

Creative workshops on Saturday covered drama, visual arts, baking, horticulture and music. A wide range of seminars explored media issues, evangelism, and how people can get involved in tackling social justice issues.

Read more: Youth Assembly sets agenda for next 12 months

From 8 to 18 February the London Inter Faith Centre is hosting the acclaimed exhibition of the Forgiveness Project, a thought-provoking collection of arresting images and personal narratives exploring forgiveness in the face of atrocity.

Drawing together voices from South Africa, Rwanda, the US, the Middle East and the UK, the exhibition examines forgiveness as a very human healing process, a path out of victimhood and, ultimately, a journey of hope. The exhibition and programme of events are open to all.

Read more: Exploring forgiveness exhibition in London

Homeless Sunday is 24 January. The Revd Harry Lanham reflects on three years of serving free meals from Havant United Reformed Church

Don’t blame fate when things go wrong – trouble doesn’t come from nowhere. It’s human! Mortals are born and bred for trouble, as certainly as sparks fly upward.
Job 5: 3-7 The Message

There is, says the world, no such thing as a free lunch. But at Havant United Reformed Church we have been offering one weekly for the past three years. We have found that the message soon gets round that something different is on the table.

Read more: A free lunch