Augustinian Centre for Advocacy, Justice and Peace
The Augustinians Centre for Advocacy, Justice and Peace (ACAJP) (Nigeria) is the Nigeria arm of Augustinians International (AI), the non-governmental organization of an international religious group, Order of St. Augustine (priests and lay associates). ACAJP brings Nigerian and African perspective to AI’s initiative in promoting human, cultural and social development through education, training, development assistance, empowerment, protection of human rights and awareness building.
We must speak out against anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry and other forms of hate. An assault on one minority community is an attack on all.” Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General United Nations.
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The booming illegal trade in wildlife products is eroding Earth’s precious biodiversity, robbing us of our natural heritage and pushing whole species towards extinction.
On September 24-25 2019, ACAJP organized a workshop titled “From Charity to Justice” for Augustinian JPAnimators. The event was organized to create awareness and to raise consciousness among friars of issues concerning Justice and Peace
On September 26 2019, ACAJP and CWSI brought together members of different Institutes of Religious Life in Nigeria to join the universal Catholic Church in celebrating the world day of Refugees and Migrants
Establishment: The Centre was start in 1999 by the CWO of St. Monica Rantya and later handed over to the management of the Order. Purpose and beneficiaries:
The goal of ACAJP includes developing advocacy and intervention strategies, and supporting the coordination and management of local community’s justice and peace efforts and linking them to processes of advocacy and development within and outside the country.