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Catholic Church in Zambia

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.

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 11, 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.

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. 

A poster announcing the 28 April 2022 webinar. Credit: ACWECA

Synod on Synodality Offering "opportunity to share fruits of discernment”: Nun in Zambia

Apr 28, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers room for discernment and “an opportunity to share the fruits of the discernment”, a Catholic Nun has said.

JCTR Executive Director, Fr. Alex Muyebe. Credit: JCTR

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge State “to seriously consider preferential option for poor”

Apr 8, 2022

Jesuit scholars in Zambia are calling upon the government of the Southern African nation “to seriously consider” adopting the “preferential option for the poor”, one of the principles of the Catholic social teaching in which the well-being of the vulnerable in society is prioritized.

Filling station in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Rise in Fuel Prices “inevitably going to hit hard on majority”: Jesuit Scholars in Zambia

Apr 5, 2022

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said the continuous rise in fuel pump prices in Zambia is going to “hit hard” on majority of citizens of the Southern African nation. 

JCTR Executive Director, Fr. Alex Muyebe. Credit: JCTR

Strategies in Zambia’s State of Nation Address “step in right direction”: Jesuit Scholars

Mar 19, 2022

Strategies in Zambian President’s State of the Nation Address that touched on, among other issues, the fostering of constitution reforms and tackling climate change, are a “step in the right direction,” officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

The headquarters of the  Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (ZESCO). Credit: ZESCO

Electricity Company in Zambia Has Role in Mitigating Climate Change: Catholic Bishop

Mar 19, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Zambia has said that the State-owned Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (ZESCO) has a big role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change.

Late President Rupiah Bwezani Banda. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Bishops in Zambia Eulogize Fourth President for “humble, exemplary Service”

Mar 17, 2022

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have eulogized the country’s fourth President, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, as a humble statesman who realized “humble, exemplary and generous service to the people” in the Southern Africa nation.