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View photos and short videos from the 40th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating 40 Years of Advocacy, Capacity Building and Transformative Education for and with Africa Conference
Opening Ritual and "AFJN at 40 - A Conversation with AFJN Elders"
"US - Africa Relations: Opportunities and Challenges"
"Highlights from the Field - Transforming Lives and Hearts"
AFJN 40th Anniversary Message from Fr. Aniedi Okure, OP
Celebration Banquet and Award Ceremony
"Celebration of the Eucharist" with Notre Dame de tous les Peuples Choir
Keynote Address "Africa and US Foreign Policy: Priorities, Challenges and Opportunities in a Multipolar World"
"AFJN Faith and Justice Award Presentation Honoring Sr. Maura Browne, SNDdeN"
Launch of the "Africa House" Capital Campaign
Advocating for Just
In 1983, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), the Missionaries of Africa, and the Society of African Missions, founded the AFJN. These three Catholic Missionary congregations, moved to action by their personal experiences in Africa, wanted to transform US policy towards Africa and her people. Their approach was two-fold: to advocate, in faith, in the nation’s Capitol for US relations with Africa that foster justice and peace; and to educate the US public about Africa and her truths. As a Catholic nonprofit organization, AFJN’s purpose is to approach policy from a faith perspective, in a spirit of solidarity and justice, with the people of Africa.
What Drives Us
The Africa Faith and Justice Network, 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.
In 1989, AFJN was incorporated in Washington, DC as a Catholic religious non-profit organization under the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) IRS group ruling and continues to remain in good standing under the USCCB and be listed in the Official Catholic Directory.