The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a community of advocates for responsible U.S. relations with Africa. AFJN stresses issues of peacebuilding, 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.
AFJN’s support base is primarily built on the Catholic missionary community in the U.S. and in Africa. AFJN is an extension of missionary witness in the difficult yet important arena of USA political decisions that affect African people.
AFJN is a membership, 501(c)3 organization whose organizational members include:
- Adorers of the Blood of Christ
- Archdiocese of Cincinnati Mission Office
- Comboni Missionaries
- Congregation of Holy Cross Sisters
- Congregation of the Holy Spirit
- Dominican Sisters of Peace
- Holy Cross Fathers
- Marianist Province of the United States
- Maryknoll Society
- Medical Mission Sisters
- Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
- Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
- Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus
- Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary
- Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
- Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Society of African Missions
- Society of Missionaries of Africa
- Society of the Divine Word
- Xaverian Brothers
- Xaverian 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.