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Zambia's President, Hakainde Hichilema. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Will New Government Walk the Talk? Jesuits in Zambia on President’s Maiden Address to MPs

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded President Hakainde Hichilema (HH) for his maiden address to the 13th Parliament that “struck the right codes” but, reflecting on previous speeches, wondered if HH would chart a new path and “walk the talk”.

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia “elated” by New Government’s Agenda “for economic stability”

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) say they are “elated” by priorities of the newly formed government, including the agenda for economic recovery and improved livelihoods for Zambians.

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

Zambia’s Ndola Diocese Lifts Suspension on Church Activities amid COVID-19 Decline

The Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia has lifted the suspension on a series of Church activities following a decline in the reported cases of COVID-19 in the Southern African nation.

Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu with some members of the Hakainde Hichilema-led government after Holy Mass on 31 August 2021.Credit: State House Zambia

Archbishop in Zambia Recalls Election Day, Says Zambians Had Chance for “no to impunity”

An Archbishop in Zambia has said the August 12 presidential election offered citizens of the Southern African nation the opportunity to say “no to impunity.”

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

Address “shrinking economy,” Deliver on Promises, Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge President

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia have called upon the newly elected President to work toward reviving the country’s “shrinking economy” and delivering on the promises he made to Zambians.

The Logo of Caritas Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Caritas Zambia Urges New Government to Adopt Agroecology “urgently and progressively”

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has called on the country’s new President to “urgently and progressively” take initiative aimed at adopting farming techniques that are environmentally friendly in the Southern African nation. 

Zambia’s President-elect, Hakainde Hichilema. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Zambia’s New Leadership Needs to Prioritize Fight against Graft, Economic Recovery: Bishop

The newly elected President of Zambia will need to prioritize the fight against corruption, economic recovery, and the safeguarding of peace, a Catholic Bishop in the Southern African nation country has said.

Zambia's newly elected president, Hakainde Hichilema. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Zambia Congratulate President-elect, Encourage Peaceful Power Transfer

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have congratulated the country’s President-elect following the August 12 general elections.

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

The Three Issues Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Want Post-Election Government to Prioritize

As eligible voters in Zambia go to the poll, Jesuit scholars in the country have highlighted three issues they want the post-election government to prioritize.

Poster announcing the August 12 general elections in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Safeguard Peace Regardless of Election Outcome, Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Candidates

The leadership of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has called upon leading presidential candidates in Zambia to espouse values that foster human life and “safeguard peace” in the Southern African country regardless of the outcome of the general elections scheduled to take place Thursday, August 12. 

Bishop Evans Chinyama Chinyemba of the Catholic Diocese of Mongu in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB)

Catholic Bishop in Zambia Calls for Examination of Conscience Ahead of General Elections

A Catholic Bishop in Zambia is urging his compatriots to probe their moral senses of right and wrong ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled for next week, Thursday, August 12.

Archbishop Ignatius Chama of Zambia's Kasama Archdiocese. Credit: Kasama Archdiocese/Facebook

Refrain from Violence, Use of Force to Achieve Political Objectives: Zambian Archbishop

A Catholic Archbishop in Zambia has called on all politicians and their supporters to desist from any form of violence to showcase their political might before, during or after the general elections slated for next week. 

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Voters to Look Out for What Addresses Economic Hardships

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia have called on voters in the country to scrutinize all campaign messages offered by political aspirants ahead of the August 12 elections, looking out for what seeks to address the country’s economic challenges.  

Logo of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

“Refrain from acts of violence, hate speech”: Catholic Bishops in Zambia Urge Politicians

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have cautioned political actors against inciting members of the public to violence before, during and after general elections scheduled to take place on August 12.

The logo of the Zambian National Council for the Catholic Laity (ZNCCL). Credit: ZNCCL

Catholic Laity in Zambia Encouraged to Participate in Pre-election Democratic Processes

The Catholic Laity in Zambia under the Zambian National Council for the Catholic Laity (ZNCCL) have been encouraged take part in pre-election processes ahead of the country’s general elections slated to take place next month.

Late Fr. Kennedy Seketa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Days Before Officially Assuming Office as Bishops’ Secretary General, Zambian Priest Dies

Days before officially assuming office of Secretary General of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Fr. Kennedy Seketa has passed on.

Late President Kenneth David Kaunda of Zambia. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Bishops in Zambia Eulogize Founding President as Great Leader, Selfless Servant

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have eulogized the country’s first President, Kenneth David Kaunda, as a statesman who selflessly served the people of God in the Southern Africa nation. 

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Catholic Bishops in Zambia Mark Day of African Child with call to Protect Minors

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have, on the annual event of the International Day of the African Child (DAC), appealed to leaders in the Southern African nation to do “everything that is possible” to protect children from experiencing the trauma caused by humanitarian crises. 

An image showing vote casting in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Fair Media Coverage of Ongoing Political Campaigns

Members of the Jesuit Conference of Theological Reflection (JCTR) have called on media players in Zambia to observe fairness in the coverage of the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the August 12 general elections.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Political Aspirants to Show How to Address Rising Inflation

Aspirants to various political positions in Zambia have been challenged to highlight ways they plan to address rising inflation in the Southern African nation if elected in the August 12 polls.