This year, Racial Justice Sunday on 9 September 2012 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. Each Catholic parish has a tremendous opportunity to evidence God’s Kingdom on earth by taking deliberate action to include members of Britain’s ethnic minority communities in its congregation.
Bishop Patrick Lynch, Archdiocese of Southwark and President of CARJ, and Paul Anderson-Walsh the Chief Executive Officer of the Stephen Lawrence Trust have both contributed suggested homilies to the Racial Justice Sunday resource pack.
The Resource Pack and materials are available in electronic format at: http://www.carj.org.uk, or in hard copy by contacting the CARJ office below. The materials have been produced by the Catholic Association for Racial Justice and the Racial Justice Network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI). The materials have been circulated to parishes, secondary schools, justice and peace networks and other contacts.
For more information contact: Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)
9 Henry Road, London N4 2LH
tel: 020 8802 8080 email: email@example.com