Our Mission

The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN), inspired by the Gospel and informed by Catholic Social Teaching, seeks to educate and advocate for just relations with Africa and to work in partnership with African peoples as they engage in the struggle for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.

Our Focus Campaigns

AFJN works on multiple campaigns in Africa throughout the year that include: Africa’s Right to Self-Determination, Women’s Empowerment, Extractive Industries, Conflict Resolution, Economic Justice, Care for Creation, Just Governance, Food Systems, Land Grabbing, Restorative Justice, and Youth Development.

Our Events

AFJN hosts timely events on major issues impacting US-Africa policy and relations throughout the year in Washington, DC, and webinars with our membership, coalitions, and partners in both the US and Africa. Many of our events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you at one of the events!

Get Involved

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved in the mission of AFJN, including: taking action by contacting your representatives, spreading the word and supporting us on social media, volunteering, becoming a member, telling students about our internships, or making a donation. 

US Advocacy

Join AFJN in our grassroots US Advocacy campaigns throughout the year where we engage members of both the Legislative and Executive Branches of the US Government, African Diplomatic Corps, religious leaders, and the US public on various important issues affecting Africans.

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Coalition Letters to Congressional Leadership – Support ENABLERS Act

As organizations that work to combat corruption and promote accountability in government, we write to express our strong support for the Establishing New Authorities for Businesses Laundering and Enabling Risks to Security (ENABLERS) Act as amended.

The ENABLERS Act represents a major, bipartisan opportunity to close the loopholes in U.S. law that are allowing corrupt foreign leaders to finance military aggression and repressive, undemocratic regimes by stealing money from their people and hiding that money in the United States.

What Drives Us

Our Work in Africa

AFJN received grants for our Women’s Empowerment and the Africa Church Together Against Corruption Projects.

AFJN Women Empowerment Project in Africa

This project assists African Women religious in shaping a new vision of their role in society by working to change the structures that keep people in poverty and deprive them of their dignity as God’s children.  It builds and strengthens a coalition of African Women Religious at the local, regional, and continental levels to work for social justice and bring about a needed change.

Africa Church Together Against Corruption Project

This three-year project has mobilized Church leaders to fight corruption and promote just governance in Cameroon, Liberia, and Ghana. AFJN sets out to address corruption in  Church-run social services including hospitals, medical facilities, and schools, in collaboration with the local dioceses and communities, to facilitate the development of anti-corruption programs.

Advocacy

Join AFJN in our grassroots US Advocacy campaigns throughout the year where we engage members of both the Legislative and Executive Branches of the US Government, African Diplomatic Corps, religious leaders, and the US public on various important issues affecting Africans.

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How You Can Get Involved

AFJN acts as a voice to inform and motivate people to take action in their local communities and internationally. We work closely with many constituents on the ground all over Africa as well as with individuals and congregations in the US. We have three levels of organizing that you can get involved in:

Grassroots Organizing and Advocacy

Spreading knowledge and gaining widespread support is so important to changing mindsets and influencing our policymakers. You can attend or host an event to raise awareness and educate your community on situations in Africa that need our attention.

Individual and Congregational Advocacy

Both individuals and congregations are important to spreading our mission and supporting the work we do – in fact, we can’t do it without you!

Political Advocacy

While community-based organizing is very important, there are other barriers that prevent the spread of justice. We focus on advocating for policy changes in our government that support a more just and peaceful world. 

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