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

Cost of Living in Zambia “to significantly go up in January 2022”, Jesuit Scholars Predict

Jan 23, 2022

The Southern African nation of Zambia is expected to record a significant increase in the cost of living by the end of January 2022, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said.

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Church Leaders in Zambia Call for Impartial Media Coverage of By-Election Campaigns

Jan 22, 2022

Church leaders in Zambia under the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) have called on the media in the Southern African nation to observe impartiality and fairness in the coverage of the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the Kabwata Constituency Parliamentary by-election scheduled for February 3. 

Brothers of the Congregation of our Lady, Mother of Mercy (CMM) who have been selected for the new mission in Zambia. Credit: cmmbrothers.org.

Kenyan Religious Brothers Set to Pioneer New Mission in Zambia Alongside Native Confrere

Jan 16, 2022

Three Kenyan-born Religious Brothers are preparing to leave for Zambia alongside their confrere who hails from the Southern African nation, as pioneer members of their Congregation in the country. 

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

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Constitutional Review after By-Election Cancellation

Jan 16, 2022

The decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to cancel the Kabwata Constituency by-elections after one of the candidates withdrew from the polls is a reason for the Southern African country to review its Constitution, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

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Salesians Facilitate “year-round” Access to Clean Water in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese

Jan 13, 2022

The people of God in Chimese village in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese have year-round access to clean water thanks to members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who have drilled a borehole in the region.

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New Monetary Policy in Zambia Likely to Worsen Living Conditions, Jesuit Scholars Say

Dec 30, 2021

The new policy adopted by the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) to control inflation in the country might worsen the living conditions of the people of God in the Southern African nation, members of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

Caritas Zambia Livelihoods and Climate Change Specialist, Ms. Musamba Mubanga speaking at a COP26 side event  in Glasgow, Scotland. Credit: Caritas Zambia

Caritas Zambia Urges Government to Strengthen Policies to Address Climate Change

Dec 29, 2021

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has called on the country’s government to strengthen the policies and programs so as to address the current impact of climate change in the Southern African nation. 

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

Zambians “closely watching” to See Removed Fuel Subsidies Improving Lives: Jesuit Scholars

Dec 21, 2021

Zambians are closely monitoring the government to ensure it fulfills the promise of using resources realized from the removed fuel subsidies are used “to cushion the poor and vulnerable” members of the society, officials of a Jesuit institution in Zambia have said.

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Bishops in Zambia Caution against “de-Christianization” amid Secularization, Materialism

Dec 18, 2021

Members of the Zambia Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCCB) have, in their Advent message, cautioned Christians in the Southern African nation against giving in to “secularization and materialism” and ending up in what they term “de-Christianization”.

Bishop Patrick Chilekwa Chisanga of the Diocese of Mansa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Listen to, Build on “valuable memories” of Elderly in Synodal Process: Bishop in Zambia

Dec 5, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Zambia’s Mansa Diocese has directed that the elderly in his Episcopal See are placed at the center of the ongoing conversations on the Synod on Synodality.

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Catholic Priest in Zambia Urges Government to Engage Citizens in Economic Reforms

Dec 4, 2021

A Catholic Priest in Zambia is calling on the country’s political leadership to engage citizens in the process of reforming the economy, especially in the government’s engagements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Poster calling for  an end to Violence against women. Credit: CGTN Africa

Strengthen Services for Victims of Gender-Based Violence, Caritas Zambia Urges Government

Nov 26, 2021

The Zambian government has been urged to intensify services that contribute towards the healing of victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), which is on the increase in the Southern African nation.

Logo of the  Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ). Credit: Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ)

Christian Leaders in Zambia Call for Thorough Assessment of Billboard Mounting

Nov 24, 2021

Christian leaders in Zambia have called on officials of the country’s Ministry of Local Government to rigorously evaluate the mounting of billboards in view of preventing accidents. 

Bishop George Lungu of the Catholic Diocese of Chipata. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Women Religious in Zambia Urged to Nurture Synodal Conversations among Members

Nov 11, 2021

Women Religious under the auspices of the Zambia Association of Sisterhoods (ZAS) have been urged to encourage members to be vocal on faith matters.

Work has begun on a new chapel for St. Mary’s Parish, located in the village of Nambe in Kabwe, Zambia, thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Credit: Salesian Missions

Renovation, Expansion of “community” Chapel in Zambia’s Kabwe Diocese Underway

Oct 20, 2021

The people of God in Nambe village within the pastoral area covered by St. Mary's Parish of Zambia’s Kabwe Diocese are set to benefit from the chapel whose renovation and expansion is underway, the Catholic organization involved in the project says in a report.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia among Persons Championing Transparency in Debt Management

Oct 15, 2021

Members of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia who include officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are advocating for transparency in the management of Zambia’s national debt.  

On the farm in Zambia, Salesians will increase crop cultivation and hope to start raising animals including poultry, goats, pigs and rabbits. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Zambia Undertaking Agricultural Projects to Educate, Feed Children

Oct 14, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in Zambia have engaged in farming initiatives to help in the education and nutritional support of children at an orphanage in the Southern African country. 

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

“Do things that are not only legally correct, but ecologically correct”: Bishops in Zambia

Oct 8, 2021

Governments and policy makers across the globe should make policies that are not only legally but also environmentally correct, Catholic Bishops in Zambia have said. 

Zambia's President Hakainde Hichilema addressing the UN Food Summit. Credit: Pan-African Visions

Caritas Zambia Lauds President for Committing to Food Security at UN Conference

Oct 2, 2021

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has lauded the country's President for committing to agricultural innovation and food security at the just concluded UN Food Systems Summit in New York, USA. 

Fr. Cornelius Chibamba. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Reflect on God-given Mandate to Protect Creation: Catholic Priest in Zambia to Christians

Sep 23, 2021

Christians in the Southern African nation of Zambia are being challenged to reflect on the mandate received from the Lord to protect and care for creation.