Africa Working Group

"For the Reign of God is...justice, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." (Rm 17:14) These words from the letter of Paul to the Christians in Rome constitutes the essence of the mission of the Africa Working Group (AWG).  In solidarity with member congregations and partners in Africa, including other Christians and other faith-based traditions, AWG works to promote the understanding that justice, peace and care of creation are constitutive elements of evangelization. Together, they collaborate to promote the JPIC mission in Africa, taking the necessary steps toward effective action on critical concerns based on social analysis. To this end, AWG conducts seminars/workshops for members of international religious congregations who minister in Africa, with participation from indigenous religious congregations and national/local staff, as well as interreligious partners.