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, and Ghana amid COVID-19. The sisters have taken to the airwaves talking about human trafficking, domestic violence and other issues relevant to their communities amid the pandemic. They have also hosted several online workshops including several for youth.
The Women’s Empowerment page is currently undergoing an upgrade, check back later to learn about the success of this multi-year project.
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.
- Invitation Sign on (à Signer): Letter to Pope Francis/ Lettre au Pape François Avant son voyage en Afrique en Juillet #2 15 Jun, 2022 - Votre Sainteté, nous vous prions de mentionner ces problèmes dans votre message aux citoyens des pays hôtes, aux dirigeants politiques africains et à toutes les personnes de bonne volonté dans le monde. Faites savoir aux personnes affectées que nous ne sommes pas indifférents à leur souffrance et que nous ne souhaitons pas être complices par notre silence.
- Condemnation of the Terrorist Attack Targeting Christian Churches in Nigeria 9 Jun, 2022 - As we mourn our loved ones, we want those who committed this atrocity to know that no force can stand against freedom to practice any religion and other gains we as Nigerians have had during the last decade in beginning to awaken to our need to live without intimidation by any group.
- Invitation Sign on (à Signer): Letter to Pope Francis/ Lettre au Pape François Avant son voyage en Afrique en Juillet 7 Jun, 2022 - Votre Sainteté, nous vous prions de mentionner ces problèmes dans votre message aux citoyens des pays hôtes, aux dirigeants politiques africains et à toutes les personnes de bonne volonté dans le monde. Faites savoir aux personnes affectées que nous ne sommes pas indifférents à leur souffrance et que nous ne souhaitons pas être complices par notre silence.
- Add Your Name to Letter to Pope Fancis/Signez La Lettre au Pape François 7 Jun, 2022 - We write to bring to your attention some of the current challenges the continent of Africa is facing. We ask to use your offices to mobilize once again the whole of Africa to find adequate solutions.
- Press Statement on Owo town, Nigeria Church Massacre 6 Jun, 2022 - Washington, DC - On June 5, 2022, Pentecost Sunday, gunmen armed with explosives opened fire in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo town killing at least 50 people and wounding many more. Ondo State is largely known as one of the more peaceful states in Nigeria. In response to the massacre, the Catholic Diocese of Ondo’s Directorate of Social Communications issued a press release calling for “peace and normalcy to return.”
- AFJN Video Reflections on Africa Liberation Day 2022 25 May, 2022 -
- Webinar – Africa Liberation Week: The Impact of COVID-19 on African Countries 24 May, 2022 - You are invited to "Africa Liberation Week: The Impact of COVID-19 on African Countries" on May 26, 2022 at 12 pm EDT (US and Canada). This event will feature AFJN's Executive Director, Dr. Steven Nabieu Rogers and is hosted by Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity. Other speakers include: Professor Ruth Oniang’o, Rural Outreach Africa, Dr. Nicaise Ndembi, Senior Science Advisor to the Africa CDC Director and Research (invited), and Seraphine Manirambona, Africa Union Mission in Washington, DC (invited).
- Press Release and Communique: A Call to Join Hands to Tackle Drug Abuse, Ritual Killings, and Cultism in Nigeria and Fashion a Better Future with Our Youths 19 May, 2022 - For Immediate ReleaseMay 19, 2022Contact 1: Sr. Bernadette Okure, SHCJ National CoordinatorContact 2: Sr. Fidelia Aloa, Secretary Press Release: A Call to Join Hands to Tackle Drug Abuse, Ritual Killings, and Cultism in Nigeria and Fashion a Better Future with Our Youths In response to the growing concern in the society over the rising incidence […]
- Press Release: The Africa Faith and Justice Network Welcomes Dr. Steven Nabieu Rogers as the New Executive Director 16 May, 2022 - “Dr. Rogers comes highly recommended and has a breadth of knowledge and experiences that will serve him well in his new leadership role. I believe his grasp of the realities of what is happening in Africa and his vision will set AFJN up for a solid future.”
- Civil Society Organizations to IMF: Recycle and Issue New SDRs 23 Apr, 2022 - H.E. Kristalina Georgieva Managing DirectorInternational Monetary Fund700 19th St NW,Washington, DC 20431 Dear Managing Director Georgieva, Re: Our Support for SRDs Recycling and Advocacy for New SDRs Issuance We, the undersigned organizations, thank the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for issuing a historic $650 billion Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) in August 2021 to respond to the […]