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European Action Week Against Racism
European Action Week Against Racism

Faiith and community groups are celebrating the European Action Week Against Racism this week. 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 and other parts of the world, with many seeking refuge or simply a better life in Europe and the UK. Here in the UK the gap between the rich

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CARJ welcomes report highlighting impact of Brexit on Roma community
CARJ welcomes report highlighting impact of Brexit on Roma community

The Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) is currently engaged in an effort to identify and support specific groups who have become newly vulnerable since Brexit. Long involved in supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, CARJ has welcomed the recent Institute of Public Policy report: Roma Communities and Brexit - which traces the migration of Roma communities from Central and Eastern Europe to the UK and warns that once EU funding for the integration of this group is withdrawn following Brexit, the Government may not make up the shortfall.

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NJPN North West Justice & Peace E-Bulletin, August 2016
NJPN North West Justice & Peace E-Bulletin, August 2016

The August bulletin contains a report from the recent annual conference of the National Justice and Peace Network with the theme, 'Justice, Power and Responsibility; How Can Democracy Work for the Common Good?'. The main speakers were: Jon Cruddas Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham, Jenny Sinclair of Together for the Common Good, Polly Jones of Global Justice Around

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CARJ statement: After the Referendum - Supporting One Another
CARJ statement: After the Referendum - Supporting One Another

It is only days since most of us were shocked by the results of a referendum which put the UK on track to leave the European Union. The months leading up to the referendum saw an increasingly polarised debate in which 'immigration' became a focus of disagreement and discord. Many migrants and refugees, even those long settled here, became nervous. Some with anti-migrant sentiments may have felt that the result of the referendum gave them permission to speak and act against their neighbours.

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    CARJ Panel: Towards a New Politics
CARJ Panel: Towards a New Politics

'Towards a New Politics' was the theme of the latest Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) Urban Network & Round Table, held at Newman House in Central London on 9 September. The Panel (John Battle, Ellen Teague, Cate Tuitt and Richard Solly, with Theresa Byrne in the Chair) were given a lengthy session to discuss with the larger group the theme 'towards a new politics'. There was considerable agreement that Pope Francis's approach and his Encyclical Laudato Si were a good starting point.

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CARJ reviews new initiatives for young people in marginalised communities
CARJ reviews new initiatives for young people in marginalised communities

The Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) has published a Review of selected educational initiatives designed to support young people, families and schools in marginalised communities. The review - entitled Stepping Stones to a More Equal Society - outlines the educational disadvantage faced by some young people from ethnic minority and low income backgrounds. Attempts to address this 'achievement gap' have been partially successful, but important challenges remains.

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Campaigners march against racism
Campaigners march against racism
About 10,000 people took part in the Stand Up to Racism and Fascism protest in London last Saturday. Over 1,000 protested in Glasgow and up to 700 in Cardiff. The Stand up to racism and fascism event to mark UN anti-racism day was organised by the TUC and Unite Against Fascism. Among the sea of banners there was CARJ (Catholic Association for Racial Justice) migrants groups, Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football, the Woodcraft Folk, the Filipino Domestic Workers Association, trade unions, and Roma and Irish Travellers groups.
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Southwark: Conference on Christian responsibility to Dalits
Southwark: Conference on Christian responsibility to Dalits
A major two-day conference on Christian responsibility to Dalits and Caste discrimination will take place in Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, London on 18 and 19 February. The main speakers confirmed so far are: Lord Bishop Richard Harries (House of Lords) Lord David Alton (House of Lords) Bishop Patrick Lynch, (Catholic Bishops Conference of England & Wales-CBCEW) Bishop Pete Broadbent (Bishop of Willesden & Deputy Bishop, London) Bishop Sarat Chandra Nayak (Member Dalit Commission, CBCI- India)
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CARJ honours two black leaders
CARJ honours two black leaders
On Saturday, the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) remembered Nelson Mandela and Haynes Baptiste was made a Member of the Order of the Knights of St Gregory for his services to CARJ, to the Catholic community and to the wider society. CARJ also announced that it would be celebrating its 30 anniversary by organising a Young People’s Congress for World Citizenship 10-12 July 2014 at Liverpool Hope University. The following statement was released after the meeting, which was held at St Thomas More Church, Manor House,
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Racial Justice Sunday - 8 September
Racial Justice Sunday - 8 September
Racial Justice Sunday on 8 September 2013 offers Christian communities across Britain and Ireland the opportunity to focus on the issue of ending racism and racial inequality. Churches, schools, groups and individuals are invited to mark the day by praying and acting to raise awareness of the 50th Anniversary of the ‘I have a Dream’ speech by Dr Martin Luther King and to ask 50 years on, where are we now? The speech, delivered on 28 August 1963, called for liberty, equality and justice for all people, regardless of their racial heritage.
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CARJ welcomes UK legislation banning caste discrimination
CARJ welcomes UK legislation banning caste discrimination
.... " The passage of new legislation, making caste discrimination illegal in the UK, marks the end of a long struggle for justice. The new legislation requires the Secretary of State to bring forward regulations to include Caste as an aspect of Race (under Section 9(5) of the Equality Act. Some 480,000 Dalits, living in the UK, will now be protected. The government has also asked the Equality and Human Rights Commission to look into this and consider what more might be done."
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Racial Justice Sunday
Racial Justice Sunday
This year, Racial Justice Sunday is on the theme: Being an Inclusive Church…and not an exclusive club. Racial Justice Sunday 2012 explores what it means to be an Inclusive Church in a multi-ethnic society and the actions that each of us can take to promote it. The Catholic Church is universal and embraces all ethnicities. Racism is a sin; a sin that divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific members of that family, and violates the fundamental human dignity of those called to be children of the same Father
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London: Charities call for commitments from candidates ahead of Mayoral Election
London: Charities call for commitments from candidates ahead of Mayoral Election
Fifteen of London’s largest Catholic Charities have called on the mayoral candidates to reaffirm their support for poor and vulnerable in the city. In a letter to the Evening Standard, charity leaders called upon the candidates to develop strategies to protect families and communities affected by welfare changes, and to prioritise disabled Londoners’ right to access public
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CARJ urges more responsible attitude from football managers as hate crimes soar
CARJ urges more responsible attitude from football managers as hate crimes soar
The vice chair of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) has welcomed the increase in the number of prosecutions for race related hate crime but called for an examination of conscience among public figures, like football managers, for their role in promoting an atmosphere where racism is considered acceptable in society.
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Bishop Lynch comments on Stephen Lawrence case
Bishop Lynch comments on Stephen Lawrence case
Following the convictions of Gary Dobson and David Norris  for the racist attack and killing of Stephen Bishop Patrick Lynch SSCC, a Bishop in Southwark and  President of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) issued the following statement: ... "It is a great pity that it has taken so long and that in itself has contributed to the frustration and anger felt by many. It is also a reminder to all of us
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Appeal for 'peaceful solution' for Dale Farm Travellers
Appeal for 'peaceful solution' for Dale Farm Travellers
The Equality & Human Rights Commission has made a last-minute appeal on behalf of the Irish Travellers due to be evicted from the land they own and have been living on for more than ten years. It said: "The Commission recognises the complex nature of planning provision for Gypsy and Traveller sites and the challenges this presents for Local Authorities.
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Resources for Racial Justice Sunday
Resources for Racial Justice Sunday
Every year Racial Justice Sunday provides Christian communities throughout Britain and Ireland with an opportunity to come together to pray for an end to racism and injustice. Thousands of churches, schools, groups and individuals mobilise their resources to find a practical response to a single theme.  The theme this year is:  'Created by God, treated like slaves: Tackling human trafficking'.
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Catholic agency statement on Gypsies and Travellers
Catholic agency statement on Gypsies and Travellers
Since 2005, the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) has been repeatedly calling attention to the prejudice, discrimination and disadvantage suffered by Gypsy and Traveller communities, and the lack of suitable accommodation and security of tenure on existing local authority sites.
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CARJ anniversary celebration: 'Changing Face of Britain'
CARJ anniversary celebration: 'Changing Face of Britain'
The Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)  are marking  their 25th anniversary, this year with a series of events in parishes and schools around the country on the theme of:   'The Changing Face of Britain'.  On Saturday,  7 November  they are holding a special day-long national celebration in Westminster Cathedral.  Speakers in the morning will include: Rt Hon John Battle, Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Dr Usama Hasan.
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