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Catholic Archdiocese in Malawi Fighting Hunger Through “improved farming” Initiative

Jan 30, 2022

Malawi’s Catholic Archdiocese of Blantyre has found an innovative way to address scarcity of farming land in the country through the “Global action to defeat hunger,” a project that targets districts of Thyolo and Mulanje, which are said to be prone to food shortage and hunger.

Mr. Boniface Chibwana, National Coordinator of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Malawi. Credit: AMECEA

Malawi's Prevailing Mood is of “hopelessness, betrayal”: Justice and Peace Officials

Dec 12, 2021

Malawians are in a state of “hopelessness” and feel betrayed by their government due to the prevailing economic hardships among other challenges, members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) have said. 

Bishop Peter Chifukwa, of Malawi's Dedza Diocese. Credit ECM

Enact Older Persons Bill to Protect Elderly, Malawi’s Catholic Bishop to Legislature

Dec 3, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Dedza Diocese has called upon the members of parliament in the country to debate and enact older persons bill into law in order to protect the rights of the elderly from violation and abuse.

President Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi Congress Party) and Dr Saulos Chilima (UTM) who formed the Tonse Alliance in 2020 alongside seven other opposition parties. Credit: Malawi's Electoral Commission/Facebook.

Malawi’s Ruling Tonse Alliance “lost direction”, Catholic Officials Say, Urge Leadership

Aug 13, 2021

The ruling Tonse Alliance-led government of Malawi is no longer carrying the hopes of the citizens of the Southern African nation, Catholic Church officials in the country have said, calling for “decisive leadership”.

Logo of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe/ Credit: CCJP Zimbabwe

Condemn Killing of children “in the strongest terms possible”: Catholic Leader in Zimbabwe

May 24, 2021

The Diocesan Coordinator of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Diocese has denounced the killing of children in the country and called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to condemn the criminal acts “in the strongest terms possible.”

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Christian Organization in Zimbabwe “condemns” Politicization of Development Agenda

Mar 24, 2021

On the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims marked March 24, members of a Christian organization in Zimbabwe that promotes peace have expressed their displeasure at the tendency to politicize development agenda in the Southern African nation.

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Impunity, “public insecurity, social injustices” in Malawi Disturbing: Bishops’ Commission

Oct 27, 2020

Incidents of impunity, public insecurity affecting deprived members of society as well as failure to address historical injustices in Malawi are some of the matters of concern, which the leadership of one of the Commissions of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) is raising.

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Malawi’s Zomba Diocese addressing participants at the start of the two-day training for Priests, chiefs and head teachers on ways of improving lives of people with albinism through access to justice and quality health care services. / Zomba Diocese,

“Church has responsibility to protect those with albinism,” Malawian Prelate at Training

Sep 23, 2020

At an ongoing training focusing on ways of improving lives of people with albinism, a Bishop in Malawi has underscored the responsibility to respect the rights of people living with albinism so that they do not live in fear.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM).

Bishops in Malawi Laud New Government’s “conspicuously positive” Fight Against Corruption

Aug 6, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have lauded the efforts by the country’s new government in the fight against corruption saying moves to curb the vice in the Southeastern African nation by previous regimes were “insincere.”