Focus Campaigns



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. 

Just Governance


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.

CALAR Initiative – A Declaration: Africa Remember Who You Are


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.


Other Projects


AFJN has many projects going on to see some of the projects that we are focusing on at this time click here.

Latest News

  • Why The World should not forget the War in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 17 Mar, 2023 - We now know that the DRC's insecurity has external causes starting with its neighboring countries to the East. Rwanda and Uganda, have been accused of supporting armed groups in the DRC for their own political and economic interests, mainly fueled by international demand for DRC’s natural resources. According to S/2022/967, the Midterm Report of the UN Group of Experts published in December 2022, the United Nations has officially established that Rwanda is involved in a proxy war against the DRC in the guise of the M23 rebel group. Local and foreign armed groups have been fighting for control of territory and resources that include  minerals, timber, and wildlife. This has resulted in gross human rights abuses and widespread insecurity, leading to the violent massacre of countless innocent lives and displacement of civilians.  
  • Tackling Human Trafficking in Africa: Catholic Sisters Share Successful Advocacy Strategies 16 Mar, 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.
  • Crisis in the Congo Premiere: Voices From The Frontlines 14 Mar, 2023 - Join the Africa Faith and Justice Network and Friends of the Congo for "Crisis in the Congo: Voices from the Frontlines" with Justine Masika and Pascal Mugaruka, recently arrived in Washington, DC from Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They will provide firsthand accounts of the atrocities, displacement and occupation being carried out by the Rwanda-backed M23 militia. They will also share policy prescriptions that U.S. policymakers can implement in order to contribute to peace and stability in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • On International Women’s Day, AFJN Stands with African Women 8 Mar, 2023 - On March 8, 2023 International Women’s Day (IWD), Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) celebrates the achievements of all women in the world. We raise awareness about the challenges that persist, and we urge everyone to take action to drive gender parity. Today, in our ministry, we celebrate the strength and power of women worldwide, and send a resounding shoutout to the important role of Catholic nuns whose tireless passion for social justice has helped advance the rights of women in Africa for 40 years. We reaffirm that women are the center of society and familyhood, sharing with God the creative process of life, and believe that women’s rights are essentially human rights.
  • AFJN Women Leaders Changing Structures of Oppression 8 Mar, 2023 - In our ministry, we celebrate the strength and power of women worldwide, and send a resounding shoutout to the important role of Catholic nuns whose tireless passion for social justice has helped advance the rights of women in Africa for 40 years.
  • Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Healthy 2023! 22 Dec, 2022 - Merry Christmas and happy (early) New Year from all of us at the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN)! As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and say goodbye to 2022, we want to use this opportunity to reflect on the many blessings we received throughout the year […]
  • Congo Peace Vigil: A Global Call for Peace in the Congo 22 Dec, 2022 - Join us in solidarity with the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a live-streamed gathering that will feature reflections from faith leaders, musicians, activists, renowned figures and ordinary people who have come together to demand an end to conflict and appeal for accountability and peace in the DRC.
  • Nigeria Press Release – Violence in our Homes: A Call to Urgent Action 14 Dec, 2022 - In response to this growing incidence of violence in our homes, the injustice against house helpers, and the violations of the rights of children, Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN), and Dominicans for Justice and Peace (DJP) in collaboration with representatives of various religious congregations of sisters, Catholic Men Organization (CMO), Catholic Women Organization (CWO), Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON),and several non-profit organizations gathered from December 10–14, 2022, at the Daughters of Divine Love Retreat and Conference Centre (DRACC) Enugu to learn, analyze, and reflect on this troubling issue under the theme: Violence in Our Homes: Tackling the Rising Incidence of Spousal Murders, and Abuse of Domestic Servants
  • Maintaining the People’s Sovereignty Over Seeds 14 Dec, 2022 - Since 2014, Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) has been educating Ghanaians about the dangers of agro-colonialism, a new form of colonization by foreign multinationals and agents of non-African countries who are taking over Africa’s agriculture sector. For Ghana, this simply means a sinister takeover of Ghana’s food production system in order to ensure that Ghanaians remain food dependent. 
  • US-Africa Leaders Summit: Pre-summit Civil Society Forum 1 Dec, 2022 - The Advocacy Network for Africa with Africans Rising For Unity, Justice, Peace & Dignity, Africa Faith and Justice Network, American Friends Service Committee, Interconnected Justice, Jubilee USA Network and the US/Africa Bridge Building Project are organizing two days of events on December 9th and 12th.

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