Thursdays in Black formally endorsed at Churchwide Assembly

Thursdays in Black: Resistance and Resilience

The campaign is simple but profound: wear black on Thursdays. Wear a pin to declare you are part of the global movement resisting attitudes and practices that permit rape and violence. Show your respect for women who are resilient in the face of injustice and violence. Encourage others to join you. Share your Thursdays in Black campaign photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using hashtags #ThursdaysinBlack and #WCC!

Speaking during a plenary session at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, World Council of Churches (WCC) moderator Dr Agnes Abuom saluted those assembled for their collaborative work in embracing Thursdays in Black.

“The decision of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to endorse Thursdays in Black is timely,” said Abuom. “For the signs of the times around us indicate that here in North America and beyond, the world is in crisis.”