AFJN Africa Faith and Justice Network is apart of a larger community dedicated to the improvement of Africa and its population. Below are many of the groups that we interact with.
- In Washington, DC we work to raise the level of understanding and attention to current events in Africa and in international policy and funding with Members of Congress, with the President, with key Administration officials, and in international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.
- Additionally, we work nationally and internationally through the organizational members and contact networks to increase the flow of dependable and timely action-oriented information shared among the Africa advocacy community here in the US, and between US-based groups and African grassroots groups.
- Finally, we mobilize progressive US voters across the country to be politically active on key US/Africa and international policy issues.
The CTFA seeks to listen to African church and civil society partners and to channel their concerns to U.S. policymakers. It has done this via:
- HOSTING African Catholic bishops and representatives of African non-governmental organizations, seeking their views and helping them communicate with appropriate U.S. government offices and officials
- ADVOCACY – including letters to Congress and the Administration, personal visits and participation in campaigns where appropriate – urging more effective U.S. policies towards Africa
- PUBLIC EDUCATION on African issues, particularly within Catholic institutions and networks
Please also consider visiting:
- Africa Action
- Catholic Relief Services
- Center of Concern
- Church World Service
- Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
- Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF)
- The Institute for Policy Studies
- Jubilee USA
- Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
- Resolve Uganda
- Save Darfur
- TransAfrica Forum
- U.S. Catholic Bishops
- U.S. Interfaith Trade Justice Campaign