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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Collections in this community

  • Environment and Climate Change [1]

    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 [0]

    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 [4]

    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

  • Understanding the usage of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in Zambia: The Case of Education, Health, Water and Sanitation Projects in Chishipula, Kapulanga, Chamboli and Simoonga Communities 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2019-07)
    In Zambia, the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) was introduced in 1995 as “instrument” to facilitate the deliverance of public developmental goods and services directly to local communities. Despite the introduction of ...
  • Monitoring and Claiming Economic, Social and Cultural Right in Zambia 

    Mwale, Simson (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2010-10)
    One of the basic foundations of human dignity is the enjoyment and/or realisation of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). ESCR are entitlements which guarantee that socio-economic opportunities are made available, ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 4th Quarter 2019 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2019)
    January 2020 marks the beginning of the implementation of the new JCTR strategic plan. As JCTR we want to continue to be active in promoting an enculturated faith, values, environmental stewardship, human rights and ...
  • Alternative ways of protecting and promoting Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Zambia 

    Ndhlovu, Hope (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011-01)
    Considering Zambia’s history in the area of constitution making, particularly with regard to amendments to the Bill of Rights and the adoption of stronger measures to protect rights, including economic, social and cultural ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 3rd Quarter 2019 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2019)
    We are blessed with articles traversing a wide range of issues. We encourage JCTR readers to take time to read all the articles presented in this issue of JCTR Bulletin. In this editorial allow me to briefly share with ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 2nd Quarter 2019 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2019)
    Like in our previous issue of JCTR Bulletin, we are once again blessed with articles traversing a wide range of issues. We encourage JCTR readers to take time to read all seven articles presented in this issue of JCTR ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 1st Quarter 2019 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2019)
    This is the first issue of JCTR Bulletin this year. We are blessed with articles traversing a wide range of issues. We encourage JCTR readers to take time to read all seven articles presented in this issue of JCTR Bulletin. ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 4th Quarter 2011 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011)
    We have come to the end of 2011! This has been an eventful as well as a defining year for Africa’s political landscape. The innate yearn for justice by peoples in their respective countries manifested itself in gallant ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 3rd Quarter 2011 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011)
    A few weeks ago Zambia witnessed yet another relatively peaceful change of government, the first having been in 1991 when multiparty democracy was introduced. Needless to say, this phenomenon is unprecedented in the African ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 2nd Quarter 2011 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011)
    Three months ago, the constitution making-process in Zambia came to another halt when the proposed Constitution Bill did not get the two-thirds endorsement it required to pass in Parliament. This was an inauspicious ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 4th Quarter 2010 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2010)
    The fourth quarter in Zambia, since 2009, is occupied with discussions of the National Budget and how Government is going to implement its programmes in the coming year. It is worth noting that before then Budget discussions ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 3rd Quarter 2010 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (2010)
    The key event in the third quarter of 2010 at JCTR was the blessing of the new JCTR Offices and the installation of the new JCTR Director, Fr. Leonard Chiti, S.J., on 10 September. After working as JCTR Director for ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 2nd Quarter 2010 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2010)
    The second quarter of 2010 in Zambia presented very interesting challenges in the governance situation in Zambia. Three key situations presented themselves. First, the Draft Zambian Constitution was released on 18 June ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 3rd Quarter 2009 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2009)
    As I stood on a dusty, sunny, and crowded arena in Chikuni Mission, Monze, watching the flamboyant dance and attires of the Mukanzubo Kalinda Cultural Centre, I couldn’t refrain from thinking about how culture (traditional ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 2nd Quarter 2009 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2009)
    The second quarter of 2009 was an interesting one but also an annoying one. Debates on the global financial crisis and development aid occupied most of the second quarter in Zambia. The quarter was interesting because ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 4th Quarter 2017 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2017)
    This is the final issue of JCTR Bulletin this year. We are blessed with articles traversing a wide range of issues. Arguably there is an underlying theme of active citizenship running throughout all the articles. An ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 4th Quarter 2016 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2016)
    In the last issue we acknowledge the violence in the August general elections. Zambia has continued to experience pockets of post-election political violence amongst supporters of different political parties. In some ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 3rd Quarter 2017 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2017)
    Leadership has always been in the limelight when it comes to addressing issues at any level of organisation. We speak of leadership in a home, or in a local community, or in a nation, and amongst a group of nations. Most ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 2nd Quarter 2017 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2017)
    The lead articles in this issue of JCTR Bulletin address the issue of ecological crisis from the point of view of offering some response to this global issue. The authors of the three lead articles suggest how to address ...
  • JCTR Bulletin 2nd Quarter 2016 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2016)
    With the political campaigns reaching a vertex, campaign materials can be seen all around the streets of Lusaka and I’m sure the same can be said for other parts of the country. Various presidential candidates are working ...

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