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Troubles faced by the Windrush Generation: Paper by CARJ

The Windrush Generation – A Historical Footnote Prior to the 18th Century, the modern concept of nationality did not exist.  During the long years of Empire and Commonwealth the status of ‘British subject’ was held by people of different races and cultures, living in different parts of the world and...

National day of commemoration for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that a national day of commemoration for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will take place on 22 April every year. It came as the family of the black teenager attended the 25th anniversary memorial of his death the service at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. The 18-year-old was stabbed to...

Theresa May says victims of Windrush scandal will get compensation

Theresa May says the UK government will do whatever it takes to resolve the ‘anxieties and problems’ that people of the Windrush generation have endured, and has offered compensation were appropriate. read more here The Home Office has set up a dedicated web page to help Commonwealth citizens confirm their status...

Long-term Commonwealth-born UK residents declared “illegal immigrants”

A number of long term commonwealth born UK residents now face job losses, destitution, denial of health services and even deportation because they arrived in the 1950s and 1960s and were never formally naturalised or have no documents to prove their status. One such person is Michael Braithwaite, who arrived in Britain from...

BBC to air ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech by Enoch Powell

On Saturday April 14th and for first time on UK radio, Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech will be read in full on BBC Radio 4 by actor Ian McDiarmid. The BBC has defended this controversial decision which some have criticised as an "incitement to racial hatred" and a 'normalisation of racism'....

National Geographic confronts its failings on Race

National Geographic has confronted its failings in dealing with race over the years as part of a focus on race this April. Beginning a series about racial, ethnic, and religious groups and their changing roles in 21st-century life the National Geographic said: "How we present race matters. I hear from readers that National Geographic...

CARJ Liverpool Work Report 2017

Activities continue to increase in Liverpool. The highlight of the year was the visit of CARJ’s Chair Yogi Sutton to our projects accompanied by Administrator Gloria Oham. MUSIC The activity with the Voices of Hope Gospel Choir at St Hugh’s and St Clare’s Primary Schools has continued to flourish. Membership...

CARJ is looking for Volunteers to work with Prisoners

Volunteers are needed for work with Prisoners. Volunteers can play a very significant role in helping people in prison and post release. Prisoners value them greatly as they give their time to look after people who so often feel they are worthless. Volunteers motivated by their Catholic faith will have many...

CARJ’s response to the Education Green Paper – Schools that Work for Everyone

CARJ has submitted a response to the Education Green Paper - Schools that Work for Everyone. Through our Stepping Stones Project, we are working with others to support schools, families and young people from marginalised communities; and we welcome the Green Paper’s suggestion that Independent Schools, Selective Schools and Universities...