The Economic Justice Network is a project of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA), which consists of eleven National Christian Councils – those of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The explanation below describes the relationship between EJN and the family of Councils of Churches, which fall under the World Council of Churches.
The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches encompassing the following bodies:
- Caribbean Conference of Churches
- Middle East Council of Churches
- Christian Conference of Asia
- Conference of European Churches
- Latin American Council of Churches
- All Africa Conference of Churches.
In turn, the All Africa Conference of Churches encompasses the following:
- Federation of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great lakes and the Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA)
- Federation of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa (FECCIWA)
- Federation of Christian Councils and Churches in Central Africa (FOCCOCA)
- Federation of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA).
The FOCCISA Executive Committee presides over the Economic Justice Network Steering Committee, which entrusts its work to the Economic Justice Network Director, the Reverend Malcolm Damon.
The executive of FOCCISA is the legal holder who signs contracts or proposals with funding partners and who takes ultimate responsibility for the project.
The Steering Committee of EJN is the implementing agency of FOCCISA which takes responsibility for implementation of the project.
The Chairperson of FOCISSA, Mr Canaan Phiri of the Malawi Christian Council, is also the chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Economic Justice Network.