Articles & Publications

  • Sr. Eucharia Madueke’s Reflections on the Kenya Hilton Convening 30 Nov, 2022 - The Africa Faith and Justice Network’s Sr. Eucharia Madueke, SNDdeN spoke on a panel about her advocacy training work coordinating the AFJN Women Empowerment Project in Africa. The multi-day event, which took place from October 26-28, 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya, brought hundreds of Catholic sisters from around the globe together to share and reflect on their experiences, challenges, and triumphs. The event was sponsored by Conrad N. Hilton Foundation who funded over 250 organizations.
  • AFJN Says Goodbye to Mary C. Furlong 30 Nov, 2022 - Mary C. Furlong recently died at age 85. She was a remarkable person of superior intellect, curiosity, activism, personal warmth, humor and care who was a great humanitarian, educator, philanthropist and friend of the Africa Faith and Justice Network.
  • Ghana: A Chinese Fish Farm Project Turned Into a Nightmare 30 Nov, 2022 - A fish farm project has turned into a nightmare for the people of Gbabgavuinu and Torgodo. Huawei Agriculture Development Center (HADC), a Chinese agriculture company registered in Asutuare in Eastern Region/Ghana, used heavy-duty equipment to build a T-shaped water wall to bank the water of a lagoon, which includes a small lake called Aklakpa. This created a fish farming pond that soon after flooded nearby farmland, destroying crops. The more it rains, the more it floods, threatening livelihoods and homes.When the community demanded compensation for what had been lost, HADC packed up and abandoned the project. Naturally, water from the lagoon drained into a stream that is an affluent of the Volta River. 
  • AFJN Welcomes Alex Hoyt – 2022 Fall Intern 26 Sep, 2022 - Alexander Hoyt is a Senior at Indiana University majoring in Public Management & Leadership, minoring in Arts Management and Intelligence Studies. He is currently participating in the Washington Leadership Program.
  • AFJN Welcomes Elian Romano Brandt – 2022 Fall Intern 26 Sep, 2022 - Elian Romano Brandt is a junior at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany, participating in 2022 Fall Semester Program at the American University in Washington DC. He majors in political science with an emphasis on international politics and minors in public law, history and gender studies.
  • Coalition Letters to Congressional Leadership – Support ENABLERS Act 9 Aug, 2022 - As organizations that work to combat corruption and promote accountability in government, we write to express our strong support for the Establishing New Authorities for Businesses Laundering and Enabling Risks to Security (ENABLERS) Act as amended.

    The ENABLERS Act represents a major, bipartisan opportunity to close the loopholes in U.S. law that are allowing corrupt foreign leaders to finance military aggression and repressive, undemocratic regimes by stealing money from their people and hiding that money in the United States.

  • AFJN Letter to US Secretary of State for Lasting Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 8 Aug, 2022 - Ahead of your August 2022 meetings with leaders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) (a non-partisan coalition of 28 US-based religious communities) urges frank discussions on the following issues: Rwanda’s violations of DRC’s territorial integrity, bad governance in the DRC, and reasons why the UN peacekeepers should leave. 
  • A Campaign Against Drug Abuse, Human Trafficking, and Early Marriage in Jos, Nigeria 22 Jul, 2022 - Led by AFJN-Nigeria and AFJN Youth, the religious women with the trained youth, and in partnership with the government agencies, took to the streets, markets, community centers educating the populations. A week before the campaign the participating youths were educated  on these issues. 
  • AFJN Welcome’s Garrett Wright – 2022 Summer Intern 28 Jun, 2022 - Garrett Wright is a Senior at Indiana University majoring in Law and Public Policy and minoring in International Relations and Philosophy. Garrett has served in multiple roles on IU’s campus including Speaker of the House for the university’s student congress
  • Juneteenth: A time of celebration and reflection 19 Jun, 2022 - AFJN encourages all Americans and people of goodwill to use this day to reflect on our shared Christian calling for racial equity and find ways to take action in our own communities. As we celebrate this moment, let us also take the time to reflect that this is more than a celebration. It is a day of remembering. A day of honoring. A day of giving thanks. And yes, it is a day of talking about what is happening right now.

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