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CARJ 40th Anniversary Event on Sat May 25th 2024

Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) 40th Anniversary Day – Sat 25th May 2024
(Free event, Lunch Provided)
Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) 40th Anniversary Day – Sat 25th May 2024
(Free event)
CARJ was established 40 years ago on 16 June 1984 at a meeting of approximately 25 ‘founding members’ from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. From the beginning, CARJ was seen as a black-led, independent organisation where ethnic minorities could find support and a voice, and where people of all backgrounds could work together for racial justice. Despite challenging times in society and in the church, CARJ secured remarkable achievements along the way including:

  • Hosting the first National Congress for Black Catholics -1990
  • Holding the National Racial Justice Congress -2003
  • Since 2006 CARJ has worked in schools, delivering workshops on racial justice, training youth ambassadors and supporting the general educational attainment of black and minority ethnic young people

To mark this important milestone, CARJ is holding 2 National events on Sat 25th May and Sat 21st September. On Saturday the 25th of May in London, CARJ launches a new ‘Racial Justice Agenda for Change’, which will be the vision for the work of CARJ for the future after these four decades of tirelessly working for racial justice in society. The Agenda for Change builds on the experiences and learning of the past 40 years and puts forward a strategy for bringing about greater equality and creating a racially just church and society, a goal which continues to elude us in the 21st century.

Date: Saturday 25th May 2024

Venue: Amigo Hall at St George’s Cathedral London SE1 7HY

Time: 10.30am

(Open to all and Free to attend, with lunch served and a Sung Mass)

The second event will be held in Oldham at St. Patrick’s Church, Foundry Street at 10am on 21st of September 2024 (more details will be made available).

For more information and to take part, please email your interest to

Also visit the CARJ website for more details and a program for the day

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