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Racial Justice Sunday: 28th January 2018

January 28

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CARJ would like to encourage all its members and well-wishers to celebrate Racial Justice Sunday on the 28th of January in your various Parishes across England and Wales.  Resources have gone out to all parishes from the Migrants’ Department of the Bishops’ Conference; please check whether your parish priest has received them.

CARJ will use the opportunity provided by this year’s Racial Justice Sunday celebration to reaffirm its commitment to identifying and supporting the vulnerable groups in our midst, who are struggling due to a variety of complex local as well as global challenges facing our world.

Please read the statement to be published in the Tablet regarding our commitment:

Supporting Vulnerable Groups in a Changing World

The BREXIT Referendum has highlighted some of the serious divisions in our society.  These divisions are set against the background  of continuing turmoil in the middle east, the threat of terrorism and many seeking refuge in Europe and the UK.  Here at home the gap between the rich and the poor is increasing, many feel left behind, minorities continue to experience discrimination and disadvantage, and there is an increase in hate crime.  In the face of this complex local and global challenge, we in CARJ feel it is an appropriate time to identify vulnerable groups whom we wish to support – including:

  • Migrants, refugees, victims of trafficking and EU citizens in the wake of Brexit
  • Young people in marginalised communities struggling to achieve their full potential
  • Muslim communities seeking a full and equal place in society, and those individuals or groups who may be targets of radicalisation
  • Families in de-industrialised areas who feel ‘left behind’
  • Black and minority ethnic groups in the criminal justice system
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities with inadequate site provision
  • Victims of caste discrimination in the UK
  • Victims of hate crime.

We hope you will join us in this endeavour.  For further information or to support this work, please contact: CARJ, 9 Henry Road, London N4 2LH (020 8802 8080), info@carj.org.uk

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January 28