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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.


Partners

AEFJN

The Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network (AEFJN) is a faith-based international network present in Africa and in Europe, established in 1988.

AEFJN promotes economic justice between the European Union and sub-Saharan Africa so that the poor of Africa may look forward to a better future.
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SECAM

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) was born out of the will of young African Bishops during the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). The establishment of SECAM is the result of the bishops resolution to build a continental structure in order to bring forth the African vision to the whole Church.

IPR at CUA

The Institute for Policy Research at The Catholic University of America is a community of scholars and researchers engaged in the analysis of public policy issues related to Catholic social thought. The work of the Institute serves and speaks to the university, the Church, the country, and the disciplines of its fellows.
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EAD

Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.
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PPA

The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) is a multi-sector and multi-stakeholder initiative to support supply chain solutions to conflict minerals challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Central Africa. The PPA provides funding and coordination support to organizations working within the region to develop verifiable conflict-free supply chains; align chain-of-custody programs and practices; encourage responsible sourcing from the region; promote transparency; and bolster in-region civil society and governmental capacity.
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Coalitions

Africa Advocacy Network For Africa (AdNA)

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

CTFA meets monthly in Washington DC. Read CTFA stories here and if you’re interested in getting involved, please contact the AFJN office here.

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.

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