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AFJN’s Projects in Focus

AFJN has many projects going on at any given time and please click below to see some of the projects that we are focusing on at this time.
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African Bishops Urge the Church to Engage in the Transformation of Society

On February 16, 2013 the Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) issued a pastoral letter titled “Governance, Common Good, and Democratic Transitions in Africa” calling on the Church to be fully involved in an “in-depth transformation of our society.”
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Update on the Empower Africa Project

From the end of September to early October 2013, I was in Accra, Ghana for a series of meetings at the continental headquarters of the Catholic Bishops in Africa and with Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra. The meeting highlighted the importance of taking practical steps to empower African communities to harness their resources to build a bright future.
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Latest Stories

Local women changing Congo from within

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been named the rape capital of the world following studies that found 1,152 women are raped every day – a rate equal to 48 per hour, but... READ MORE

Kenya’s Maturing Democracy put to test by its Judiciary

An election is a process, not an event.’ This was the bold rationale provided by Chief Justice David Maraga in his brief remarks, after announcing that Kenya’s Supreme Court had nullified the August 8th Presidential election results, by a 4-2 vote margin. The... READ MORE

2017 Africa Braintrust

This year’s Africa Braintrust was held on September 22nd as part of the 2017 Congressional Black Caucus. The event was aimed at exploring the various ways the United States can renew and strengthen... READ MORE

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