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 [4]

    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 [7]

    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

  • CLIMATE CHANGE-HOW READY IS AFRICA AND ZAMBIA TO MITIGATE AND ADAPT? 

    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 ...
  • CHURCH IN AFRICA: RELEVANT AND CREDIBLE? 

    Henriot, Peter J; Liche, Dominic (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2008-06)
    On 28 June 2007, Pope Benedict XVI called for the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops to be held in the Vatican in October 2009. The theme of this Second Assembly is: “The Church in Africa in Service ...
  • WHAT IS THE CHURCH SOCIAL TEACHING SAYING ABOUT WOMEN’S RIGHTS? 

    Allsopp, Claire (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2016-08)
    This booklet has been designed to assist Christian groups to learn more and reflect on the current situation of women’s rights. It provides a theological reflection, with reference to some of the scripture, for the purpose ...
  • WHAT IS THE CHURCH’S SOCIAL TEACHING SAYING ABOUT PROPERTY GRABBING ? 

    Mwale, Simson (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2006-10)
    This pamphlet has been prepared to assist Christian groups (e.g., Small Christian Communities, Justice and Peace groups, Bible Study groups, Fellow-ship groups, etc,) to learn more about the Church Social Teaching (CST) - ...
  • What is the Church’s Social Teaching Saying about Politics? 

    Liche, Dominic (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2010-08)
    The Church, by reason of her role and competence, is not identified in any way with the political community nor bound to any political system. She is at once a sign and a safeguard of the transcendent character of the human ...
  • WHAT IS THE CHURCH SOCIAL TEACHING SAYING ABOUT LABOUR? 

    Moyo, Anold (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011-10)
    Ever since the origin of human life, human beings have had to work for their upkeep and survival. However, unlike pre-historic times where labour was mostly of an informal, subsistence, and individualised nature, today it ...
  • What is The Church's Social Teaching Saying about Human Trafficking 

    Kayula, Lesa G (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2010-12)
    Trafficking in persons (Human Trafficking) has become a well documented issue although it remains in some way invisible to our eyes. The stories of human trafficking we hear about are often of people who have been rescued ...
  • WHAT IS THE CHURCH’S SOCIAL TEACHING SAYING ABOUT GENDER EQUALITY? 

    Liche, Dominic (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2008)
    Each one of us is born and raised up in a family. Some of us have been raised up by both parents, some by a single parent, some by relatives, and some by guardians, while others have grown up in streets with fellow children. ...
  • WHAT IS THE CHURCH’S SOCIAL TEACHING SAYING ABOUT CORRUPTION? 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2010)
    Corruption in Zambia is widespread and continues to grow, despite the fact that Zambia is a fairly democratic and peaceful country. Nearly every day, there are significant number of corruption cases involving huge sums of ...
  • WHAT IS THE CHURCH SOCIAL TEACHING SAYING ABOUT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS? 

    Kayula, Lesa G (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2010-01)
    In most societies, there is great importance and value attached to children, although this varies between and within societies or cultures. In many parts of Africa, children represent both lineage continuity and material ...
  • Catholic Social Teaching and the AIDS Epidemic 

    Kelly, Michael J (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011-01)
    The Church’s social teaching refers to a body of teaching on social, economic, political and cultural matters developed over a long period by the Catholic Church, but proposed more explicitly and systematically in the years ...
  • Household's Access to specific Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Case of Kabwe Urban 

    Chompolola, Abson (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2014-12-07)
    This report is one of three reports produced for phase I of the JCRT/UNDP project on access to ESCRs. ESCRs are socio-economic human rights which include the right to education, right to housing, right to adequate standard ...
  • Household's Access to specific Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Case of Kasama Urban 

    Chompolola, Abson (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2014-12-14)
    This report is one of three reports produced for phase I of the JCRT/UNDP project on access to ESCRs. ESCRs are socio-economic human rights which include the right to education, right to housing, right to adequate standard ...
  • ZAMBIA’S ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS: WHY SHOULD THEY BE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION? 

    Mwale, Simson (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2004-12)
    Why are there so many people around us today in Zambia who are jobless, homeless, hungry, illiterate, failing to access proper medical care, and without safe water and sanitation? Is this the result of some authority’s ...
  • Women's Participation in the Catholic Church 

    Machila, Margaret; Chuulu, Matrine B (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2010)
    The study provides findings on which recommendations are made for enhancing the participation of women in the Diocesan decision making structures so as to promote equitable and democratic governance. Gender roles and how ...
  • HIV and AIDS: A Justice Perspective 

    Kelly, Michael J (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2006-04)
    Almost twenty-five years have passed since the publication of the first report on what was to develop as the AIDS pandemic. During those years HIV and AIDS have expanded at an accelerating rate in every continent and now ...
  • CHURCH’S SOCIAL TEACHING AND THE ECONOMY IN ZAMBIA 

    Henriot, Peter J (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2003-11-29)
    Since we are going to be talking about Zambia in great detail this afternoon, I want to open with a phrase I use more and more these days: "Zambia is a very rich country, a very rich country indeed, but Zambia is a country ...
  • Catholic Social Teaching and the Aids Pandemic 

    Kelly, Michael J (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011-01)
    The Church’s social teaching refers to a body of teaching on social, economic, political and cultural matters developed over a long period by the Catholic Church, but proposed more explicitly and systematically in the years ...

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