AEFJN's 25 Jubilee

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In 2013 AEFJN is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. In this section you will find updates on the events that will mark the Anniversary.


Opening of the Celebrations: 9th November 2012 in Rome (at the General Assembly)


AEFJN Belgium: Doors Open Day, 25th of January, from 10 am to 5 pm, à Sœurs du Sacré cœur, rue de l’Abondance 31, 1210 Bruxelles.


AEFJN Madrid: Round Table "AEFJN together for justice since 1988", 16th of February 2013, from 10 am to 2 pm, Colegio Mayor Universitario Mara. Paseo Juan XXIII, 15, Metro Guzman el Bueno. Read More


AEFJN Madrid: Cine Forum 2013: Projection of movies. Free entrance, Dates, 9 March (14km), 23 March (Mulabi), 6 April (Y ahora, ¿a dónde vamos?), 20 April (The visitor), from 6 pm at Misioneros Combonianos. Arturo Soria 101. Read More


AEFJN-France: 19th March 2013: Round Table on "Which future for Africa? Which Actors?", with Monseigneur Portella as keynote speaker, at Conférence des évêques de France au 58, avenue de Breteuil, Paris.


AEFJN-UK:  Special event Saturday 13 April 2013 at Westminster Cathedral Hall. Read more 


Press Release


UK Antenna website


AEFJN Secretariat: Public Celebration, 24th of April 2013, from 2pm to 6pm, Brussels.




AEFJN-Ireland: 1st May 2013: Extended festive luncheon and information session on in Dublin.Read more


AEFJN Italy: Eucharist Celebration in Rome: 28th May 2013 with Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace 


AEFJN Holland: Special event with Mr. Rene Grotenhuis as keynote speaker, 31st of May, at den Bosch.


AEFJN Madrid: Conference "Religious life and radical justice", followed by the closing, a celebration and prayer,26th October 2013, Madrid. Read More


Closing of the Celebrations: 15th November 2013 in Rome (at the General Assembly)



Closing Celebration in Rome : “Living Faith through Justice”

On 15 November 2013 the Jubilee Year of AEFJN was closed with the seminar “Living Faith through Justice” organised in Rome. The Keynote speaker was Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, who is the Jesuit Provincial of Eastern Africa. Click on "Read more" to read  Fr. Orobator's keynote address, the opening remarks of Sister Roxanne Schares (SSND) and the responses of Sister NZENZILI Lucie MBOMA (FMM) and Fr. Damian Weber (CMM) to the keynote address.


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The Celebration of the 25th anniversary of AEFJN in Brussels

The Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Eucharist and a Round Table on the 24th of April in Brussels. Two panels addressed the general theme of “Africa and Europe: Challenges for the Future” The meeting was attended by guests from both Africa and Europe and the debate provided a fruitful exchange of ideas between the panellists and the public.

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25th Anniversary of AEFJN – May 28, 2013, Rome

The celebration of the 25th anniversary of AEFJN in Rome started with a festive Eucharist presided by Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and animated by an African choir. Ties among those present, mainly general councils, were strengthened over cocktails in the garden of the Divine Word Missionaries.

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AEFJN 25th Jubilee

tl_files/aefjn-images/im_1_Icons/logoenglish.pngAEFJN is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with various thanksgiving events. Most of our Antennae have scheduled a set of activities, round tables, cine forums and thanksgiving Masses to celebrate an experience of grace. AEFJN gives thanks for the past but wants this celebration to be a renewal of our commitment to economic justice for Africa and its people. Jesus of Nazareth emphasises the fact that salvation is for everyone –the oppressed, the captives, the poor, the weak - everybody from every nation.   

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