The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a part of a larger community dedicated to the improvement of Africa and its population. Below are many of the groups that we interact with.
Today, AdNA has three primary objectives:
- 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.
AdNA meets monthly in Washington DC with a call-in option. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact the AFJN office here.
Catholic Task Force for Africa
The Catholic Task Force on Africa (CTFA) was founded almost a decade ago as a coalition of Catholic religious communities and organizations seeking to analyze and influence U.S. policy toward Africa based on principles of Catholic social teaching. It represents a collaborative effort to win Africa higher policy priority among U.S. government policymakers. It is composed of a broad variety of Catholic institutions, from Catholic mission-sending congregations with personnel serving in Africa to U.S.-based advocacy groups, NGOs and the United States Catholic Conference.
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
Coalition for Africa’s Liberation and Restoration
The Coalition for Africa’s Liberation and Restoration (CALAR) is a collaborative initiative of numerous groups on the continent and in the diasporas. We invite faith-based groups, civil society organizations, individuals and active groups who are ready to work to free Africa from the stranglehold that keeps Mama Africa’s children in poverty condition and restore her children to their endowed dignity, to join in this undertaking.
If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact the AFJN office here.
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