The Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) held their AGM on Saturday at St Thomas More Church, Manor House, north London. Participants included members and friends of CARJ from the UK and nine visitors from India.
CARJ has identified a number of vulnera ble groups who need support. They include:
Migrants, refugees, victims of trafficking and EU citizens in the wake of Brexit
Young people struggling to achieve their full potential
Muslim and Jewish groups who may be victims of Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism
All victims of hate crime.
Families in de-industrialised areas who feel 'left behind'
Black and minority ethnic groups in the criminal justice system
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
Those who suffer caste discrimination in the UK
With these groups and the wider social context in mind, the AGM initiated a conversation about a vision and strategy for the future. This conversation will continue during the coming months. Local groups are invited to participate, and CARJ has produced a background paper to aid the process. The paper, Equality and Community: A Review of Recent Papers and Reports, attempts to summarise the current situation in the UK and the challenge we all face.
The paper is available from CARJ. Email: [email protected]
CARJ is an independent charity which works with others to create a more just, more equal, more cooperative society. For more information see: www.carj.org.uk
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