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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • A CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD OF AFRICA: THE ZAMBIAN EXPERIENCE 

      Henriot, Peter J (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2005-03)
      Zambia became independent of British colonial rule in 1964, one year before that greatest document of the Second Vatican Council, Church in the Modem World (Gaudium et Spes), was published. The Catholic church in Zambia ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 NECESSARY IN A NEW CONSTITUTION TO MEET THE DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF ZAMBIANS? 

      Mwale, Simson (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2007)
      There is so much discussion in Zambia about the Constitution, especially with regard to what should be in the new Constitution as the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) meets. The Mung’omba Draft Constitution which ...
    • 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. ...
    • TRUE FREEDOM CANNOT BE REALISED IN ZAMBIA WITHOUT ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION 

      JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2008)
      Can true freedom be realised in Zambia without economic, social and cultural rights in the new constitution? The press release was on the celebration of the 44th African freedom day. It was centred on the emphasising the ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 - ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...