Organizations and Contacts

Eglise Catholique du Burundi
Website of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Burundi
Established after the signing of the Arusha Peace Agreement that ended Burundi's Civil War. It involves leadership by and participation of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi.

Centre Ubuntu
A center affiliated with the Catholic Church in Burundi that runs several initiatives for reconciliation and social cohesion and also produces research and analysis reports.

Conférence Episcopale Nationale du Congo
Website of the Bishops' Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Episcopal Commission for Natural Resources, established by the National Episcopal Conference of Congo. Includes press reviews, publications, and other statements, as well as contact information.

Ecclesial Network of the Congo Basin Forest
Regional cooperative of episcopal organizations under the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar that focuses on sustainable development and management and preservation of the Congo basin rainforest.

Uganda Episcopal Conference
Website of the Uganda Bishops' Conference.

Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops
Website of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa
Regional association of the bishops' conferences of Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar
A body of communion, fellowship, and cooperation of all the national conferences of bishops of Africa.

Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa
AMECEA is a Catholic service organization for the National Episcopal Conferences of the eight countries of Eastern Africa, namely Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Djibouti and Somalia are affiliate members.

Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative
The Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) is an interfaith peace building and conflict transformation organization formed in 1997 as a proactive response to the conflict in Northern Uganda. ARLPI brings together leaders of six different religious sects/denominations (Anglican, Catholic, Muslim, Orthodox, Pentecostal, & Seventh Day Adventist) and their respective constituencies to participate effectively in transforming conflicts in Northern Uganda and the surrounding region.

South Sudan Council of Churches
A joint intitiative of six religious organizations in South Sudan that works for religious fellowship and has also been involved in peace negotiations, reconciliation, and human rights advocacy in South Sudan.

Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation (South Sudan)
Founded in 2013, CNHPR is an independent organization that focuses on peace and reconciliation and confronting conflict and human rights abuses at multiple layers of society. The organization focuses primarily on building bridges between different ethnic groups to create an inclusive and peaceful South Sudanese culture.

Solidarity with South Sudan
​​​​​​Solidarity with South Sudan aims to create self-sustainable educational, health and pastoral institutions and programs that will help to empower South Sudanese people to build a just and peaceful society. Solidarity is a collaborative commitment of religious institutes of men and women, members of the Unions of Superiors General and the Church in South Sudan working in partnership with the Sudan Catholic Bishop‘s Conference.

Universities and Educational Organizations

Association des universités et instituts catholiques d'Afrique et de Madagascar
Regional association of Catholic universities and higher education institutes in Africa.

Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
Includes the Center for Social Justice and Ethics, which includes programs on justice and peace.

Hekima College (Nairobi, Kenya)
A Jesuit theological college that is a constituent college of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Inlcudes the Hekima College Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations.

Uganda Martyrs University (Nkozi, Uganda)
Offers a master’s program in Sustainable Peace and in Conflict Management.

Université Catholique de Bukavu (Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Université Catholique de Congo (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
Includes Cardinal Martino Panafrican Institute for Church Social Teaching.

Catholic University of South Sudan (Juba, South Sudan)
Includes the Institute of Appied Research and Community Outreach (also find IARCO on Facebook).