The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a Catholic network of individuals and groups focused on Africa and the experience of its people. AFJN is committed in faith to collaborate in the task of transforming US mentality and policy on Africa. It seeks to be an instrument of education and advocacy on behalf of justice for Africa. To learn more about AFJN, visit their website: www.afjn.org.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS is motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve, and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as they act to:
- Promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,
- Serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.
To learn more about CRS, visit their website:
Center of Concern
is a faith-based organization working in collaboration with ecumenical and interfaith networks to bring a prophetic voice for social and economic justice to a global context. The Center is both a provider of information and analysis, as well as a catalyst for launching projects to address issues or opportunities that advance an authentic human development agenda. Through analysis, education, advocacy, and capacity building, the Center challenges structural injustice and promotes innovative economic alternatives. To learn more about the Center of Concern, visit their website:
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach (CCAO)
promotes the social justice priorities of the US region of the Missionary Society of St. Columban. The CCAO represents Columban missionaries: Catholic men and women who work with and serve those who are poor in fifteen countries worldwide, as well as communities in the United States. Through advocacy, solidarity, and education, the CCAO is dedicated to raising the peace, social justice, and ecological concerns of Columban missionaries and the people with whom they live and serve. Although they recognize the wide variety of social justice and economic ills facing our global community, the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach focuses primarily on: Climate Change, Migration and Immigration, Economic Justice (Trade and Debt), and Peace and Reconciliation. To learn more about the CCAO, visit their website:
Franciscan Action Network (FAN)
is a grassroots, faith-based legislative advocacy organization with a growing national base of organizations and persons who are inspired by the witness and example of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. FAN is presently supported by 41 Franciscan organizations throughout the United States as it works to build a base of persons who can propel its movement forward. To learn more about FAN, visit their website:
Franciscans International (FI)
works at the United Nations (UN) to address human rights injustices that impact on the poor and most vulnerable. FI is a non-governmental organization with UN General Consultative Status and a shared ministry of the global Franciscan Family. FI is inspired by Franciscan values envisioning a global community in which the dignity of every person is respected, resources are shared equitably, the environment is sustained, and nations and peoples live in peace. To learn more about FI, visit their website:
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (Maryknoll OGC)
represents the Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Lay Missioners, and the Maryknoll Affiliates. Through education and advocacy, the Office for Global Concerns provides information and analysis of critical issues and events such as peace-building initiatives; practical new relationships with Earth; transparency and participation in political and economic arenas; and just economic alternatives. They work regularly with other faith-based peace and justice and mission organizations. To learn more about Maryknoll OGC, visit their website:
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (OMI-JPIC)
coordinates the advocacy efforts of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the United States on behalf of the interests of the poor and abandoned in the US and 65 countries around the world where the Oblates are in mission. Based in Washington, DC, the staff:
- Serves as a resource for members of the Oblate congregation;
- Supports the community organizing efforts of Oblates in the US;
- Coordinates the Faith Responsible Investing Program to advance just practices and policies by corporations in their worldwide operations;
- Collaborates with other NGOs to promote peace, justice, an ethic of consistent life, and the integrity of creation through educational outreach; and,
- Shares its concerns about the impact of policies on the poor with the US government, and international institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF, and the United Nations.
To learn more about the OMI-JPIC, visit their website: www.omiusajpic.org.