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CARJ Mourns Rita Forster (28th Dec 1941 – 31st Aug 2019)

Rita died peacefully after a long illness and a night in hospital aged 77. Rita was a much loved past Trustee and Treasurer of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice. She will also be remembered by many as a teacher at St Anne’ Convent School for over 30 years. She will be...

CARJ is 35!

                  CARJ has produced a review of its work in the last ten years (Available for free on request).  The next Urban Network meeting on 9th July 2019 will provide a forum for the discussion of the theme, 'CAR the next ten...

Migrant Mass 6th May 2019 – Westminster Cathedral

Celebrated by Bishop Michael Campbell, the Mass is in honour of St Joseph the Worker, celebrating the diversity of London, Kent, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Essex. The gathering for the procession starts at 9am and the procession itself commences at 10 am with the Mass at 10.30am.   Venue Westminster Cathedral...

Church Group Published 10 point Plan to Reduce Knife Crime and Support Young People

The National Church Leaders Forum (NCLF) has produced recommendations for both government and churches to tackle the alarming rise of knife crime among the youth. Recommendations for The Church Educate members to raise awareness of young people's needs and the pervasiveness of child abuse, as well as providing training for...

CARJ Briefing – Institutional Racism: Revisiting the Macpherson Report

The UK recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Macpherson Report which was published on 24 February 1999.  The media coverage of the Anniversary saw the police  being asked what progress had been made to eradicate institutional racism.  It seems an appropriate time to revisit the Macpherson Report and its...

Freedom Song Gospel Event at the Hackney Empire

In 1871 a group of Freed Slave Singers from Nashville Tennessee began their tour of the USA and Europe to raise  money to build the first Black University after the emancipation of the slaves and to fight for the right of all African Americans to be educated. They introduced the...

Racial Justice Sunday 2019 – Dignity for All Workers

CARJ encourages its members to celebrate Racial Justice Sunday on 17th of February. The theme this year is “Dignity for all workers”, recognising the problems faced by people due to racism and ethnic discrimination in the workplace. See more here

Recent Deportations, Windrush and EU Citizens after Brexit – the racially disparate impact of immigration law and policy

CARJ has produced a briefing on the recent Windrush deportations and the EU citizens status concerns after Brexit. Very recently, the news highlighted a deportation flight which carried 29 foreign nationals from London to Jamaica.  They were said to be ‘serious offenders’ and had been held in detention centres awaiting...