Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing issues in Zambia affecting socio economic development. The country has over the past years experienced a number of climate related hazards including droughts and dry spells, seasonal and flash floods, and extreme temperatures. JCTR is a ministry of the Society of Jesus, which is part of the larger Roman Catholic Church. The Society of Jesus leadership has pronounced the need to collaborate in the care of our Common Home. In the encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis reminds us that all human beings share responsibility for care of creation, considered by many peoples “mother earth.” Study reports, statements, brochures, policy briefs etc are published to inform and educate the Zambian citizenry how the Environment if not taken care of affect socio economic development in our country.

Recent Submissions

  • The Deteriorating Condition of Our Common Home 

    Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely. That is the sombre message from a landmark ...

    Banda, Sosten Z (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2012)
    Climate change is not only an environmental injustice, but a humanitarian and development emergency of global proportions. It is poised to significantly impact food security, livelihoods, health and other basic services. ...
  • Can Sustainable Agriculture Practices Remedy the Negative Effects of Climate Change on Food Security in Zambia? 

    Chilufya, Gregory C (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011-06)
    This report was commissioned by the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) to inform advocacy and communication on conditions relating to food security and climate change. The study was undertaken during the period ...
  • Caring for our Environment 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2008-04)
    When we refer to the environment, we mean the 'natural' environment which includes our whole universe. It is the same as what we mean by 'creation'. However, we normally speak of our environment in the more restricted sense ...
  • Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Adaptation to Climate Change 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2019)
    Zambia is endowed with a lot of natural resources and has been one of the major producers of copper and other minerals such as cobalt and emeralds. The country has large tracts of fertile arable land, which is suitable for ...