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Ensure Access to Information Bill is Enacted: Zambia’s Faith, Civil Leaders to Government

Feb 27, 2022

Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO), Access to Information (ATI) Coalition on Zambia, are calling on the country’s leadership to make every effort to ensure the ATI Bill is enacted into law as soon as possible.

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To Foster Social Justice, Zambia “needs to expand economic opportunities”: Jesuit Scholars

Feb 22, 2022

Zambia can foster social justice through the expansion of “economic opportunities and diversification”, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in the Southern African nation have said in their message for the World Day of Social Justice.

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Initiate Systems to Address Free Education Gaps, Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Government

Feb 19, 2022

Zambia’s government needs to put in place effective systems aimed at addressing gaps that may arise with the implementation of the free education policy in the country, members of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

President Hakainde Hichilema (R) and Archbishop Giafranco Gallone (L) at a meeting. Credit: Hakainde Hichilema/Facebook

Zambia’s President Acknowledges Catholic Church as “beacon of hope, nation's conscience”

Feb 16, 2022

The President of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, has acknowledged the significant role of the Catholic Church in the Southern African nation, describing the entity as a “beacon of hope” and “a barometer of our nation's conscience.”

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Catholic Entity in Zambia Cautions Radio Practitioners against Betraying Audience Trust

Feb 15, 2022

Many people still trust the radio in the transmission of accurate information, the Director of Catholic Media Services (CMS) of the Zambia Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCCB) Communications Commission has observed, and cautioned radio practitioners against betraying the trust of their audiences.

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Church Leaders in Zambia Want Perpetrators of Violence at By-Election Prosecuted

Feb 10, 2022

Representatives of Church leaders in Zambia under the auspices of the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) have expressed concern about the violence witnessed during the recently held Kabwata Constituency by-election.  

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Life of Refugees, Migrants Entails “risking everything”: Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe

Feb 8, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe coordinating an office of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) has highlighted the plight of refugees and migrants, saying that their lives entail “risking everything” in search of a better life.

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Free Basic Education Initiative Right Step in Ending Zambia’s Inequality: Jesuit Scholars

Feb 8, 2022

Jesuit scholars in Zambia have lauded the government for introducing free education from early childhood to secondary school level terming the initiative a “right” step towards bridging the gap between the poor and the rich in the Southern African nation. 

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Faith, Civil Leaders in Zambia Want Lenders to “agree to a large-scale debt cancellation”

Feb 6, 2022

Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia are calling on those who have loaned the Southern African nation money, whether private or other governments, to consider cancelling the loans in what they term “a large-scale debt cancellation”.

Representatives of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) member organizations who met in Nairobi to discuss financing for post-COVID-19 recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa 26-27 January 2022. Credit: JENA

Africa Walking “financial tightrope”, Jesuits Say amid Calls for Global Support

Jan 28, 2022

African countries have plunged into an extreme financial crisis owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have said, and called for increased global financing to support post-pandemic recovery efforts on the continent.

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Faith, Civil Leaders Laud Zambia’s Government for “notable positives” in Economic Recovery

Jan 25, 2022

Members of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia have lauded the country’s government for what they have described as “notable positives” in recovering the Southern African nation’s ailing economy.

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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. 

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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. 

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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”.