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 well as publication of education and scholarly materials. We sense that secular society today profoundly challenges the Church in its task of proclaiming the Gospel. As believers, we feel an urgent need to overcome both new secularisms and the nostalgia for cultural expressions of the past. We resolve to collaborate with the Church in experiencing secular society as a sign of the times that affords us the opportunity to renew our presence in the heart of human history. Publications such as the JCTRs quarterly bulletin and the JCTR annual Liturgical calendar based on a set of values which include; human dignity, option for the poor, social justice, discernment, rootedness, simplicity and transparency are published for the public.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...