The Africa Faith and Justice Network was one of several organizations calling on Congress to pass an amendment allocating trillions of additional dollars in relief to crisis-hit developing countries. Read the Press Release below:
On August 3, 2020, the work of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) in Nigeria was featured in America Magazine. In the article “The Catholic Church’s fight against gender-based violence in Nigeria” Patrick Egwu talks about the increased need for the government’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the protests following the rape and murder of a 22-year old student. The article features the work of AFJN to educate the local population, especially the youth via online workshops and radio programs. Egwu noted that this was made possible by funds covering the costs of the workshops and to pay for data for the youth.
We urge the U.S. to support the International Monetary Fund utilize the Special Drawing Rights to stabilize the African economy. It is in U.S. interest to stop COVID-19 abroad to prevent it from coming back to any of our communities once we reopen our borders. By protecting the health of others, we consequently protect our own health, security, and economy.
Despite these challenges, African countries are responding proactively. Governments and individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa have generated many innovative measures to address COVID-19 related challenges. Such initiatives deserve support
On June 30, 2020, the Africa Faith and Justice Network was one of the signers of the “Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Proposed Judiciary Reforms are devastating and Unconstitutional,” letter sent to the Honorable Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., the … Continued
Sisters in Uganda are using the radio to spread the message to end domestic violence. It has been reported that domestic violence has increased throughout the world following the lockdown orders from the COVID-19 pandemic. The lives of many women … Continued
The CALAR A Declaration: Africa Remember Who You Are has obtained media coverage around the globe. Read some of the highlights below. On May 29, 2020 the declaration was featured in the AMECEA NEWS BLOG which is the publication of … Continued
On Friday, February 23, 2018 Pope Francis called on people of faith and good will to observe a day of prayer in solidarity with the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. The Pope’s concern … Continued
The African Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) secured financial support from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to mobilize sisters in three African countries (Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya) to engage issues of justice in their communities. From May 13-16; we held a … Continued
UN policies must benefit Africa