About Us

The Anglican Peace and Justice Network (APJN).is a recognised network of the Anglican Communion and connects Anglicans around the world who share a passion for conflict transformation, peace-building, and seeking Christ-centred justice for all people. Through information sharing and bringing stories of hope from local contexts to the wider Communion, APJN supports Anglicans in responding to the Five Marks of Mission with a particular focus on the Fourth Mark: 'To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation'.

The Network reports to the Anglican Consultative Council. Since its inception, members of APJN have met in Singapore, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Philippines, Scotland, USA, Korea, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Jerusalem, Rwanda and Burundi, and Geneva. It has sent a special delegation to Sri Lanka. The Network is currently convened by Canon Delene Mark.

APJN - Mission Statement

Our Aims:

  • To assist the Communion in seeing the centrality of justice and peace to the mission of the Church.
  • To lift up and champion the full voice and representation of marginalized groups in the official councils of the Church as a matter of justice.
  • To provide a venue for Anglican provinces to bring forward issues of justice and peace in their local context, giving them access to the wider Anglican Communion for partnership and joint witness and prayer.
  • To tell the good news of Anglicans working around the world for peace with justice.
  • To share resources and enable local Provinces, dioceses and congregations to educate and advocate for global reconciliation.
  • To advocate human rights (especially for women and children) and peacemaking to the Anglican Communion, civil society and governments wherever there are injustices.

We do this by:

  • bringing stories of hope from local contexts to the wider Communion.
  • convening virtual and face to face meetings for representatives of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion
  • reporting to the Anglican Consultative Council with recommendations for Communion-wide action on justice and peace concerns
  • providing continuity through the appointment of a steering committee made up of at least one representative of each region in the Communion
  • identifying and sharing resources for conflict transformation and peace-building to be used in Provinces which bear the scars of conflict
  • partnering with other Anglican Networks, especially the Women’s, Youth, Indigenous, Refugee and Migrant, and Environmental Networks.