Landmines and other weapons that do not distinguish between combatants and innocent civilians have been declared inhumane by the international community for nearly 15 years. Since the 1990s, the United States has not... READ MORE
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 work include 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 U.S. and abroad and the new movement sparked by George Floyd’s death. AFJN advocated for release of prisoners with minor offenses in the D R Congo and to uphold the Constitution. Read more here.
AFJN’s Women’s Empowerment Project continues to be making strides in Uganda, Nigeria, and Ghana amid COVID-19. The sisters have taken to the airwaves talking about human trafficking, domestic violence and other issues relevant to their communitties amid the pandemic. They have also hosted several online workshops including several for youth. 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. Learn more here.
AFJN has many projects going on to see some of the projects that we are focusing on at this time click here.
Legislation that would improve U.S. assistance to people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has passed the Senate, and now awaits introduction in the House. Call or write your Representatives in the... READ MORE
The first multiparty elections in 46 years were held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Sunday, July 31. At more than fifty thousand voting locations, approximately twenty-five million voters cast ballots... READ MORE
The Catholic Church may be reconsidering its ban on condom use in all circumstances, recognizing the moral predicament faced by HIV-positive spouses, especially in Africa. At the end of April, Cardinal Javier Lozano... READ MORE
The hope generated by the signing of the May 5 Darfur Peace Agreement has been shattered, replaced by an ever-growing sense of despair about the prospects for gaining peace. Only one of the... READ MORE