On June 27th, the International Relations Committee approved a bill “to encourage and facilitate the consolidation of security, human rights, democracy, and economic freedom in Ethiopia.” For several decades, Ethiopia has been prey... 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.
The Catholic Church spoke with one voice making seven suggestions in a message of hope to the Congolese people. The Cardinal, Archbishops and Bishops, Standing Committee members of the national Episcopal Conference of... READ MORE
In early June of 2006, Islamic militants stormed Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu–site of the 1993 killings of 18 American marines, captured in the movie Black Hawk Down–and wrested control from several allied... READ MORE
Democratic Republic of the Congo is roughly the size of Western Europe. It’s establishment of a peaceful future is critical for the stability of the entire region. It’s difficult past leaves nothing but... READ MORE