About CARJ

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CARJ is an independent charity, established in 1984 and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2009.

CARJ works to support people from diverse backgrounds

  • We work for the support and empowerment of black and minority ethnic Catholics and to give them an effective voice in the Church and in the wider society.
  • We support people from diverse backgrounds in the struggle for a more just and cohesive society.
  • We support Black and minority ethnic young people through a Schools Project and Young People‚Äôs Forum for World Citizenship.

CARJ works with Catholic Dioceses and Parishes

  • To raise awareness of the issues of racial justice and community cohesion.
  • To promote reflection, discussion and action.
  • To support diocesan and other local racial justice groups.
  • To promote network and collaborate with individuals and groups with similar aims.
  • To organise the annual celebration of Racial Justice Sunday.
  • To raise the CARJ profile in the church and the wider society.

Awareness raising and education for racial justice

  • To campaign for awareness raising and education for racial justice to be an integral part of training in Seminaries, Colleges, Schools, Parishes and Catholic organisations.
  • To sponsor and publish appropriate research.
  • To prepare material (eg publications, audio visual resources, etc) on topical issues relating to racial justice and community cohesion.
  • To publish spiritual, liturgical and theological material.

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Promotion of spiritual growth and development

  • To facilitate the integration of the spiritual, liturgical and theological with the moral and political struggle for justice and cohesion.
  • To prepare spiritual, liturgical and theological material.
  • To organise prayer, services and retreats.
  • To develop ecumenical links and links with other faith communities.

Advocacy

  • To respond to requests for advice and support from those who are victims prejudice, discrimination and injustice.