RESPONSIBLE AND JUST RELATIONSHIPS: VISIT TO NIGERIAN MISSION AT UN
By Eucharia Madueke, SNDdeN “While my attendance at the Civil Society Forum organized by the UN Commission for Social Development in February 2016 was certainly a privilege, the outstanding event for me was meeting with a Minister at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations. Along with Maura Browne, SNDdeN Director of Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation, and Jean Stoner, SNDdeN representative at the UN, I was warmly welcomed by Mr. Anthony Bosah.
Our discussion with Mr. Bosah was quite informative about the role and functioning of his office at the UN (nigeriaunmission.org) but I believe that our impact during the conversation was important as well. Mr. Bosah was interested in learning of our engagement in society, our political involvement, and our stand against land grabbing. Speaking with us, he said, was instructive. We also shared with him about the African Faith and Justice Network (AFJN), an organization established in 1983 by American Catholic missionaries in Africa to promote responsible and just relationships between the United States and African countries. Sisters of Notre Dame have been an active member of AFJN since its beginning.”