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Catholic Church in Zambia

Archbishop Alick Banda of Zambia's Lusaka Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Clergy in Zambian Archdiocese Dissociate from Defamatory Article about Catholic Archbishop

Sep 28, 2022

Members of the Clergy ministering in Zambia’s Lusaka Archdiocese have distanced themselves from a social media publication claiming that the Local Ordinary of the Zambian Metropolitan See, Archbishop Alick Banda, has become “a spokesperson for an opposition political party”.

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Ensure Accountability, Transparency for IMF Loan: Zambia’s Faith, Civil Leaders to State

Sep 17, 2022

Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia are calling on the government of the Southern African nation to enhance transparency and accountability when putting to use the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. 

Official logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Laud Government’s “interventions” Toward Sustainability of Debt

Sep 12, 2022

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded the Southern African nation’s “interventions” toward sustainability of national debt.

A Salesian secondary school in Zambia built more classrooms to meet the growing demand for education. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Literacy Day, Salesians Highlight Programs for Vulnerable Youth in Zambia

Sep 9, 2022

On the occasion of the International Literacy Day marked September 8, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their education programs seeking to empower vulnerable youth in Zambia.

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Catholic Bishop’s Commitment to Build Cathedral in Zambia Bears Fruit after His Death

Sep 7, 2022

On September 3, the new Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Monze in Zambia was opened, bringing to life the dream that was dear to Bishop Moses Hamungole who succumbed to COVID-19 complications in January last year aged 53.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: I am Catholic Zambia/Facebook

Zambian Catholic Bishop Saddened by Demolitions That Left Hundreds of Households Homeless

Aug 31, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia has expressed deep frustration over a recent demolition of hundreds of houses that allegedly occupied an airstrip in Chingola, a city served by the Diocese.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Zambia Cautions Priests against Allowing Politicians to Speak in Church

Aug 12, 2022

The Bishop of Zambia’s Catholic Diocese of Ndola has directed members of the Clergy in his Episcopal See to refrain from allowing politicians to address worshippers in the premises of the church.

The official logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars Laud Zambia’s Interventions in Health, Agricultural, Education Sectors

Aug 12, 2022

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded the government of Zambia for recruiting thousands of teachers and health workers, and for additional funds to support the agricultural sector.

Salesian missionaries invited film experts from India to hold intensive training for 40 young student filmmakers. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Empowering Dozens of Youth in Southern Africa Through Filmmaking Initiative

Aug 10, 2022

The filmmaking initiative that the members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have spearheaded in the Catholic Archdiocese of Lusaka in Zambia is benefiting dozens of youth from three Southern African countries.

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High Cost of Living in Zambia Leading Families to Undignified Lives: Jesuit Scholars

Jul 12, 2022

Jesuit scholars in Zambia have said the high cost of living in the country has affected the ability of many families to live dignified lives. 

Children receive meals to improve education in Zambia. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Spearheading Livelihood Program for Learners, Women in Zambia: Report

Jul 11, 2022

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has reported spearheading a livelihood program that is benefiting hundreds of God’s people in Katongo village in Western Zambia, including learners and women. 

Students at the Salesian secondary school in the Zatti community in Kabwe, Zambia. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians’ Classroom Construction Initiative Benefiting Learners at Zambian Community

Jun 25, 2022

Learners at the Salesian secondary school in Zambia’s Zatti community are benefiting from the classroom construction project undertaken by members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), a report indicates.

Fr. Charles Chilufya addressing participants during two-day the strategy building workshop that brought together representatives of member and partner organizations of JENA in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss climate justice and integral ecology. Credit: JCAM

African Jesuit Priest Calls on Faith Leaders to “speak to hearts” Regarding Climate Matter

Jun 17, 2022

The role of faith leaders is “cardinal” in ensuring the conversion of hearts for the good of the environment, the Catholic Priest overseeing the Jesuits Justice Ecology Network Africa (JENA) has said. 

Natasha Muhyila Phiri, JCTR Social and Economic Development Programme Officer reading the statement of the Jesuit scholars in Zambia. Credit: JCTR

Introducing Food, Energy Subsidies in Zambia “will not be sustainable”: Jesuit Scholars

Jun 8, 2022

Introducing subsidies on food and energy in Zambia as advised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not going to be sustainable, Jesuit scholars in the Southern African nation have told the government. 

Fr. Charles Chilufya , Director of the Jesuits Justice Ecology Network Africa (JENA).

Sweden Meeting on Ecology Should Achieve “more serious collective action”: African Priest

Jun 3, 2022

The June 2-3 international meeting on ecology in the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm, dubbed “Stockholm+50” needs to facilitate the achievement of “more serious collective action” on environmental matters including “lifestyle changes”, an African Catholic Priest overseeing the Jesuits Justice Ecology Network Africa (JENA) has said. 

Screengrab of Bishop Valentine Kalumba delivering a message ahead of 56th World Communications Day (WCD). Credit: Lumen TV

“Cultivate spirit of listening” to Deliver Balanced Stories: Zambian Bishop to Journalists

May 28, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Zambia has called on journalists to nurture the art of listening if they are to deliver stories to their respective audiences.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri  of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Embrace “unity of purpose, vision” to Grow Together as Local Church: Bishop in Zambia

May 27, 2022

The Bishop of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has called upon the people of God in his Episcopal See to unite with a purpose and vision that seeks to build and develop the local church for the common good of all.

Zambia Kwacha (ZMW). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Zambia’s Cost of Living “out of reach of many”, Jesuit Scholars Say as Currency Stabilizes

May 17, 2022

Jesuit scholars in Zambia have said that while the country’s currency has generally stabilized, the cost of living remains “out of the reach of many” in the Southern African nation.

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Zambia’s Public Debt “an unsettling fiscal challenge”, Faith, Civil Leaders Say

May 10, 2022

Members of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia have described the country’s outstanding public debt as “an unsettling fiscal challenge.”

Dieudonne Micomyiza, JCTR Programs Officer in Solwezi, North western Province of Zambia. Credit: JCTR

Zambia Needs “to harness mineral resources” for Sustainability: Jesuit Institute Official

May 6, 2022

Zambia needs to use the mineral resources in the country for sustainable development, an official of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has said.