The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a community of advocates for responsible U.S. relations with Africa. AFJN stresses issues of peace building, human rights and social justice that tie directly into Catholic social teaching. AFJN works closely with Catholic missionary congregations and numerous Africa-focused coalitions of all persuasions to advocate for U.S. economic and political policies that will benefit Africa’s poor majority, facilitate an end to armed conflict, establish equitable trade and investment with Africa and promote sustainable development. AFJN works primarily with the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government to advance our message of social justice, though we are also registered as a UN-DPI organization at the United Nations.

As a 501(c)3 organization, AFJN relies on individual and organizational membership, grants and donations from supporters for our operations and programs. Many of our organizational members are Catholic missionary communities in the U.S. and Africa. We are an extension of missionary witness in the difficult yet important arena of US political decisions that affect African people.

AFJN Organizational Members

Adorers of the Blood of ChristPoor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
Archdiocese of Cincinnati Mission OfficePriests of the Sacred Heart
Comboni MissionariesReligious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Congregation of Holy Cross SistersSchool Sisters of Notre Dame: Central Pacific Province
Congregation of the Holy SpiritSisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Dominican Sisters of PeaceSisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Dominican Sisters of SinsinawaSisters of the Holy Child Jesus
Holy Cross FathersSisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary
Marianist Province of the United StatesSisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Maryknoll SocietySisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Medical Mission SistersSociety of Missionaries of Africa
Missionary Oblates of Mary ImmaculateSociety of the Divine Word
Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of AfricaXaverian Brothers
Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy SpiritXaverian Missionaries

Please use the information below to contact us for more information. We ask for your support in the crucial work we do. Send $1,000 (organizational) or $50 (individual) for a one-year membership to our Washington, D.C. office. Thank you for your interest and involvement.