40 Years of AFJN!

On October 14th AFJN celebrated 40 Year thanks to generous sponsors who made this day possible. Learn more about the sponsors and watch videos from the event.  AFJN is so grateful for your support over these 40 years.

Our Mission

The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN), 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.

Our Focus Campaigns

AFJN works on multiple campaigns in Africa throughout the year that include: Africa’s Right to Self-Determination, Women’s Empowerment, Extractive Industries, Conflict Resolution, Economic Justice, Care for Creation, Just Governance, Food Systems, Land Grabbing, Restorative Justice, and Youth Development.

US Advocacy

Join AFJN in our grassroots US Advocacy campaigns throughout the year where we engage members of both the Legislative and Executive Branches of the US Government, African Diplomatic Corps, religious leaders, and the US public on various important issues affecting Africans.

AFJN Thanks the 40th Anniversary Sponsors, Donors, and Auction Winners for Your Support!

View photos and short videos from the 40th Anniversary Celebration

40th Anniversary Flip Booklet

AFJN 40th Anniversary Booklet

Ujamaa Sponsors ($10,000 +)

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

Launch of the Capital Campaign for the Africa House

Since 1983

Advocating for Just
US-Africa Policy

Founding

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

Our Mission

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.

Incorporation

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.

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