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Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN)


The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a community of advocates for responsible United States (U.S.) relations with Africa. AFJN stresses issues of peace building, human rights, and social justice that tie directly into Catholic Social Teaching. AFJN works closely with Catholic missionary congregations and numerous Africa-focused coalitions of all persuasions to advocate for US economic and political policies that will benefit Africa’s poor majority, facilitate an end to armed conflict, establish equitable trade and investment with Africa and promote sustainable development. AFJN engages members of both the Legislative and Executive Branches of the U.S. Government, African Diplomatic Corps, religious leaders, and the U.S. public on various important issues affecting Africans to advance our message of social justice.

The Society of Missionaries of Africa is a founding member of AFJN along with other Catholic missionary communities in the U.S. and Africa. It is an extension of our missionary witness in the difficult yet important arena of U.S. policy that affects African people.

AFJN is an independent 501(c)3 organization in the United States and is registered as an UN-DPI organization.