The Africa Faith and Justice Network advocates for justice both within the US and in Africa. AFJN’s work includes educating and tackling the different forms of injustice. Read about the different ways we are empowering women to fight injustice in the communities through the Women’s Empowerment Project. AFJN also has delved deeper into systemic injustice within the US and abroad and the new movement sparked by George Floyd’s death. AFJN advocated for release of prisoners with minor offenses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to uphold the Constitution.
Women’s Empowerment Project
AFJN’s Women’s Empowerment Project continues to be making strides in Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ghana. In 2021, AFJN expanded the program to include workshops in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Africa, religious sisters have taken to the airwaves talking about child labor, domestic and gender based violence, human trafficking, youth empowerment and other issues relevant to their communities. To learn more, click here.
AFJN continues in the fight against corruption by educating and advocating for increased transparency and accountability. Members of the community are being emboldened to stop paying bribes and demand integrity in their schools, businesses, communities, and governments.
The Coalition for Africa’s Liberation and Restoration (CALAR), initiated by the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN), was launched on Africa’s Liberation Day on May 25, 2020 to mobilize Africans on the continent and in the diaspora in order to claim their rights and dignity and protect their heritage and resources against those whose actions continue to exploit Africa, and subjects Africans at home and abroad to all forms of indignities. Sign the Declaration, Pray for African Renewal, and watch the kickoff event video here.
- AFJN’s Just Governance Awareness Campaign Featured in 3 News in Ghana 6 Sep, 2023 - On September 6, 2023, Laud Nartey’s article “Some multinational companies allegedly grabbing lands in Ghana under the guise of investment – NGO” covered the recent Land Grabbing Awareness campaign held in Ghana as a part of the Africa Faith and Justice Network’s (AFJN) Just Governance Project. The article referenced AFJN Executive Director, Dr. Steven Nabieu […]
- AFJN in the News – Rogers on Voice of America’s Africa 54 on Niger Conflict 11 Aug, 2023 - On August 10, 2023, Dr. Steven Nabieu Rogers, Africa Faith and Justice Network's Executive Director, was interviewed by Esther Githui-Ewart in "Analysis: Niger President Mohamed Bazoum is Losing Resources in Detainment" on Voice of America's Africa 54 program
- ECOWAS Must Use Diplomacy Not Force to Restore Stability in the Republic of Niger 10 Aug, 2023 - Today, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held an emergency meeting to discuss the coup in the Republic of Niger (Niger). This meeting followed the unsuccessful August 8th attempt to send an ECOWAS’ tripartite delegation to meet with military authorities in Niger. Since the July 26 coup, ECOWAS has held several meetings “to deploy all measures in order to restore constitutional order in Niger” prior to using military force. The United States, while reluctant to declare a coup, has been in communication with the ousted President and the junta leaders hoping for a peaceful resolution and restoration of constitutional order.
- Redefining Crisis Responses: Unveiling The Sahel Dilemma and Innovative Engagement Approaches 13 Jul, 2023 - The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) invites you to a thought-provoking panel discussion on "Redefining Crisis Responses: Unveiling The Sahel Dilemma and Innovative Engagement Approaches" on July 18, 2023 from 11:00 am -12:30 pm EDT (US and Canada). The panelists will provide new insights into the complex and pressing challenges facing the Sahel region and its people.
- Youth in Abuja Nigeria say “No” to Domestic Servitude and Child Trafficking 10 Jul, 2023 - In view of this, in March 26 and June 3, 2023, Africa Faith and Justice Network Nigeria organized a day workshop for the youths of Sacred Heart Parish, Airport and St. Kizito Parish, Kuje both in Abuja. The workshop was targeted at galvanize the energy of these youths to work together to end domestic servitude and human trafficking and to educate and sensitize them on the dangers of these vices which is predominantly harming the youths.
- Book Discussion on Who Are My People? Love, Violence, and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa 23 Jun, 2023 - a virtual "Book Discussion on Who are My People? Love, Violence, and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa" on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 11:00 am EDT (US and Canada). This discussion will center around Emmanuel Katongole's 2022 book Who are My People? Love, Violence, and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa. The online event is free but registration is required.
- Faith-Based Organizations Tell Congress to Reauthorize PEPFAR 23 Jun, 2023 - Yesterday, the Africa Faith and Justice Network along with over forty four national and international faith-based organizations sent a joint letter to Congress urging Members of Congress to reauthorize the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) before the end of FY2023 (September 30, 2023). Since 2003, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives around the world by providing capacity strengthening to local health systems, increasing access to lifesaving medications, and supporting adults and children living with HIV/AIDS.
- Juneteenth – A Time To Reflect, Rejoice and Remember 19 Jun, 2023 - Juneteenth is a holiday of hope. A time to ease the pain, the anger and the sadness around continued racial injustice in the United States. An opportunity for us all to work to do better for ourselves, our friends and colleagues, our communities, and our children.
- AFJN Sr. Eucharia Madueke’s Article Featured in Global Sisters Report on work in Ghana 7 Jun, 2023 - On June 6, 2023, Sr. Eucharia Madueke, SNDdeN’s article “Through Africa Faith and Justice Network, sisters fight early marriage in Ghana” was featured in Global Sisters Report. Sr. Eucharia is the Women Empowerment Project Coordinator for the Africa Faith and Justice Network with over 6 years of experience working on advocacy training of women religious […]
- Unveiling Truth and Inspiring Change: Survivors Uncensored 30 May, 2023 - Join Africa Faith and Justice Network, the Advocacy Network for Africa, Africans Rising, and American Friends Service Committee for a webinar on Friday, December 9th. Ahead of the US-Africa Leaders Summit, a sterling collection of deeply-experienced Africa experts will unpack the issues of Climate Injustice, Looming Famine, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Raging Wars. Individually and collectively, these emergencies are snuffing out African lives and inflicting serious pain and suffering.