The Faith and Justice Programme is the heart of JCTR’s Organizational values, as it provides a faith based approach to achieving social justice for all. The overall objective of the Programme is that Citizens and institutions are inspired by gospel values, effectively care for the environment, prudently utilize public resources, and promote social justice for all. It primarily relates to economic, social and cultural rights of all citizenry. The program operates and produces various publications such as JCTRs bulletin based on a set of values which include; human dignity, option for the poor, social justice, discernment, rootedness, simplicity and transparency. In addition, the program wholeheartedly deals with all human rights and governance with particular interest of the most marginalized sections of society. Through research, advocacy, education and consultancy the program analyses public documents like the Public Order Act, make submissions to parliament as the starting point of advocacy.

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  • Environment and Climate Change [5]

    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 ...
  • Formation Programs [15]

    This collection seeks to show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment and therefore forms the people through: Workshops, formation trainings using the Catholic Social Teaching (CST), the media as ...
  • Governance [36]

    This collection seeks to give information on how JCTR advocates for good governance by promoting the Servant Leadership model and encouraging citizens to participate in Constitutional and Legal reforms.

Recent Submissions

  • “IS THE MOMENTUM ON THE APRM SLOWLY DYING DOWN?” ASKS JCTR 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011-02-01)
    Despite the commendable efforts made by National Governing Council (NGC) to popularise the African Peer Review Mechanism, more can and should be done. Educating citizens on such important processes should not only be a ...
  • A STUDY ON FRAMEWORK AND POLICIES FOR GOVERNANCE IN THE MINING SECTOR IN ZAMBIA 

    Nyirongo, Griffin (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2017-12)
    Most of Zambia’s large-scale copper mines are located on the Copperbelt Province and North- Western Province. Zambia like all states has an obligation to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms as enshrined in the ...
  • APRM IN ZAMBIA 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2009-03)
    There are questions that many Zambians have! But not many of us have good answers! Not only do Zambians ask questions about governance, but so do the citizens of so many other African countries. And that is why there is - ...
  • The National Budget Cycle: Children's participation 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2010)
    Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that, state parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views to express those views freely in all matters affecting ...
  • WHOSE INTERESTS IS ZAMBIAN POLITICS SERVING? 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2009-11-03)
    Zambian politics has been interesting in the past three quarters of 2009 for mostly three reasons: (i) Zambian politicians are validating the old adage that “politics is a dirty game,” (ii) Church has been told it has no ...
  • EMPOWER YOUTH WITH JOBS TO MEET THEIR BASIC NEEDS, SAYS JCTR 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2012-03-15)
    Zambia’s policy framework in response to the challenges of youth development is embedded in a number of polices and strategies. These policies and plans are products of changes in time and context of the situation of the ...
  • FLASH FLOODS; A HEADACHE FOR ZAMBIA WITH NO CURE? 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2020)
    The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) sympathises with over 700 families affected by recent flash floods in some parts of the country. The damage caused is however a wakeup call for the nation to build capacity ...
  • Developmental Policies and Priorities have left the Youth Behind 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2019-03-11)
    Zambia will join the rest of the world in commemorating the Youth Day on Tuesday, 12th March, 2019. The Zambian youth faces numerous challenges which include, high unemployment, limited opportunity to access and attain ...
  • ECONOMIC SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS KEY TO HUMAN DIGNITY 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2019-06-28)
    At 55 years of independence, Zambia claimed to have made a lot of economic advances both in urban and rural areas. However, these advancements were supposed to translate to the improvement of living standards of the people ...
  • JCTR PRESENTS TO NCC CITIZENS’ DEMAND FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS (ESCR) IN THE NEW BILL OF RIGHTS 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2009-02-04)
    The previous day, 3 February, the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) presented to the Human Rights Committee of the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) more than 12 thousand (12,481) signatures from ...
  • INCLUSION OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION A MUST 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2008-05-10)
    The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) calls on the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) to seriously consider the inclusion of Economic, Social, and Cultural rights (ESCR) in a new Bill of Rights of the ...
  • A Call for Responsible Leadership on Bill 10 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2020-02-04)
    THE Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) noted with concern that the media is awash with disparaging and divisive statements emanating from various quarters of society on the proposed constitutional amendment, ...
  • JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY THREE CHURCH MOTHER BODIES ON THE ARREST AND DETENTION OF FAITH LEADERS AND THE CTPD STAFF IN NDOLA 

    COUNCIL OF CHURCHES OF ZAMBIA, EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP OF ZAMBIA AND ZAMBIA CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS (2018-10)
    The CCZ, EFZ and the ZCCB were registering their extreme disappointment and concern at the then recent action by the police to prevent citizens from exercising their constitutional right to meet and discuss national issues ...
  • IS THE MOMENTUM ON THE APRM SLOWLY DYING DOWN? 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2011-02-01)
    As year 2011 begins, it would be good to see renewed interest, energy and commitment towards the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). This commitment should be from all major sectors that include government, civil society ...
  • Active Citizenship 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2014)
    Active Citizenship is essentially about citizens’ engagement in the political, social and economic affairs that affect them at any appropriate level (Local or National) where they are able to play this duty effectively ...
  • What is the way forward to improve the lives of all Zambians? 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2015)
    The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR)realises that the debate around what should be contained in the final Constitution (content) and how to adopt the Constitution (process) is not only a political debate or ...
  • The Catholic Social Teaching 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2016)
    In this brochure, you will find how Catholic Social Teaching provides away to help understand our rights and how we can get them. And we can work together to make sure that all Zambians have access to these basic rights ...
  • PUBLIC ORDER ACT: AN IMPEDIMENT TO DEMOCRACY? 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2017-02)
    The brochure tries to bring to light what the the Public Order Act is and what Citizens should know about the Public Order Act
  • Active Citizenship 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2017)
    This brochure is a JCTR product on Active Citizenship. It highlights the importance of Active Citizenship as well as the benefits it carries. Active Citizenship is essentially about citizen’s engagement in the political, ...
  • The Deteriorating Condition of Our Common Home 

    Kelly, Michael (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2020-01)
    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 ...

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