Augustinian Centre for Advocacy, Justice and Peace

About us

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.


The Augustinian Order marks in a special way the following days in conjunction with the United Nations. These are days to commemorate the intention for the day in solidarity and prayer

Augustinian Prayer for International (Social Issues) Days

March 21

International Day for the Elimination of Racism

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.

May 15

International Day of Families

Family-oriented policies can contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals relating to doing away with poverty and hunger; ensuring healthy lives and promoting of well-being for all ages; ensuring educational opportunities throughout the lifespan and achieving gender equali

June 5

World Environment Day

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.



From Charity to Justice: Augustinians Empowered for Justice” – Abuja 2019

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

World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019

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


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.

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