CARJ Christmas Appeal 2021
Christmas Appeal 2021
Dear Friends of CARJ
As Christmas approaches, I’m writing to ask you to consider making a donation to the work of CARJ.
Covid-19 has been with us for the past two years. Just as the effects of the pandemic were beginning to emerge, we heard from the USA of the killing of George Floyd on 25 May 2020. Protests, under the banner ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Stand Up to Racism’, started in the USA and quickly came to the UK. During the pandemic, CARJ has been very active, working to raise awareness of:
– minority ethnic groups disproportionately effected by the pandemic
– schools, families and young people in marginalised communities
– issues for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
– caste discrimination in the UK
– islamophobia and anti-semitism
– institutional racism in society and in the Church
– terminology in the struggle for racial justice.
In all this, we work with others, from diverse backgrounds and beliefs, to read the signs of the times and to discern how we might address together the local, national and global challenges we all face.
Our work has increased exponentially during the pandemic – responding to requests for awareness raising, advice and support. We’ve been delivering training via zoom sessions – for schools, parishes, Catholic organisations and seminaries. A full report of our work over the past two years is available here link
Although the work of CARJ is more important than ever, some of our traditional funding is no longer available. So, we are coming to you at Christmas to ask you to remember us with a financial donation. Some of you did remember us with a donation last year and even this Christmas. We are truly grateful for your support.
We welcome cheques made out to ‘CARJ’, or bank payments to CARJ’s account. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the bank details or if you would like further information.
With every best wish for a happy Christmas and blessings in the New Year.
Mrs Yogi Sutton
Chair of CARJ