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Latest stories: Faith Leaders

Logo of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN). Credit: AFJN

Faith Leaders in Africa Seek to Educate Migrants on How to Identify Human Traffickers

Jan 8, 2022

Representatives of various Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) in Africa have sought to educate African migrants on ways they can identify their potential traffickers. 

Fr. Aniedi Okure, Executive Director, AFJN addressing participants at a conference on land grabbing in Africa. Credit: AFJN

Faith Leaders in Africa Decry “impunity of corporate, elite capture of African land”

Oct 26, 2021

Representatives of various Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) in Africa have, in a joint statement, decried the “capture of African land and natural resources” by what they have called “private actors” and condemned the “impunity” enjoyed by those involved.

Faith leaders in Mali during the Monday, 30 August 2021 press conference in Mali's capital, Bamako. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Take measures to ensure peaceful, inclusive, consensual transition”: Mali’s Faith Leaders

Sep 5, 2021

Religious leaders in Mali have appealed to the various stakeholders involved in the process of restoring calm in West Africa nation to “take all measures” that will guarantee “a peaceful, inclusive, and consensual transition” toward peace.

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Faith Leaders in Uganda Sue Government for COVID-19 Ban on Public Worship

Aug 7, 2021

Representatives of a Christian church and Muslim community in Uganda have filed a law suit against the country over the suspension of in-person worship as part of the COVID-19 restrictions.

Poster announcing the Fourth African Union-European Union Agricultural Ministerial Conference/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

African Faith Leaders, Civil Society Decry Locals’ Exclusion in World Agriculture Policies

Jun 22, 2021

Members of Our Land is Our Life Alliance, an entity that brings together various African civil society organizations (CSOs) and faith leaders, have decried the exclusion of local populations in the implementation of agricultural policies that affect the continent.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese at the beginning of the Palm Sunday Mass at the Holy Trinity Church in Maitama / Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama Facebok

Faith Leaders in Nigeria Cautioned against “religious pettiness, finger-pointing”

Mar 29, 2021

Faith leaders in Nigeria have been cautioned against the tendency to engage in inessential matters that create a sense of competitiveness between religions.