21st September 2024 @ 10:30 am – 4:45 pm
St Patricks' Church
St. Patrick’s Church
Foundry Street, Oldham

CARJ logoThis one day conference is the Northern  conference in celebration of 40 years of CARJ (The Catholic Association for Racial Justice).

The conference will begin at 10am with arrivals and coffee/tea.

The Bishop of Salford will open the meeting and welcome people at 10.30am.

The first keynote speaker is Max Farrar (Emeritus professor of Leeds Beckett University).

Max will be followed by Alison Lowe (Deputy Mayor of West Yorkshire).

There will be a complimentary lunch provided at about 1.30pm.

At 2.30pm there’ll be an item on CARJ’s ‘Agenda for change’ by Fr Phil Sumner, HAnds reaching into the airParish Priest of Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish, Oldham

This agenda, building on  experiences over the last 40 years, is intended to guide the efforts of CARJ, and all those of goodwill, to promote greater equality and to create a more racially just society.

At 3pm there’ll be workshops, with the opportunity for different diocese’s /parishes in the north of England to present something of what they are doing for racial justice.

The Conference will conclude with Mass at 4pm.

Anyone living or working in the Leeds Diocese will be able to claim public transport costs to and from Oldham. Simply email jandp@dioceseofleeds.org.uk if you are interested in taking up this offer and we will send you the details.