BETTY Luckham, the organiser of July's national conference for black Catholics, is to visit Liverpool this month to speak about racism in the church and encourage participation in the event.
Mrs Luckham, a teacher who lives in Manchester, will speak to Merseyside Pax Christi on June 8 at 7.45 pm at Friends' Meeting House in Paradise Street. She will outline why the national congress is taking place and what are the issues for Asian, African, Chinese and Caribbean Catholics in Britain.
The national event, organised by the Catholic Association for Racial Justice at the request of the bishops' conference of England and Wales, aims to tackle racism, to examine strictures that exclude black Catholics, and to make recommendations for the future. Ten delegates from Liverpool will attend the congress at Digby Stuart College in London. Further details from CARJ's national office on 081 274 0024.
• Young people from sixth form colleges in the Birmingham area gathered recently at Harborne Hall to discuss multi-faith issues with leaders of seven different religions. The event was organised by the Birmingham Inter-Faiths Council.