Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection - JCTR
LENT PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 00:00

Today we begin the Lent Season.


3rd March,2014

Warm greetings from JCTR to you all!

With profound gratitude we thank the Good Lord once again, to celebrate the 2014 Lenten Season and reflect together on the suffering of Jesus, the hope and blessings that come with his resurrection at Easter.

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Who we are...

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection is a research, education and advocacy team that promotes study and action on issues linking Christian Faith and social justice in Zambia and Malawi. JCTR began in 1988 as a project of the Zambia-Malawi Province of the Society of Jesus and is similar in orientation to other Jesuit social centers around the world.

Our Mission Statement

To foster from a faith-inspired perspective a critical understanding of current issues. Guided by the the Church's Social Teaching that emphasises dignity in community, our mission is to generate activities for the promotion of the fullness of human life through research, education, advocacy and consultation. Cooperating widely with other groups, our Jesuit sponsorship directs us to a special concern for the poor and assures an

What we do

The Centre engages in research on key social issues like cost of living, social implications of debt servicing, accessibility of healthcare and education, and integrity of local democracy. We put forward our findings in publications, workshops and conferences, and media presentations. We join in advocacy campaigns by mobilising the public through local-based teams around Zambia and by cooperating with other civil society groups.

Meeting Basic Needs PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 August 2008 10:11

For several years, JCTR has carried out in Lusaka a monthly survey of prices of basic family necessities (e.g. food housing, etc.) comparing the finding with take-home wages. The survey now includes urban areas of Livingstone, Kabwe, Ndola, Luanshya, Kitwe, Kasama, Mongu, Solwezi, Monze, Chipata, Mpika and Mansa and a pilot in Chinsali. The survey has further expanded to include six rural areas which are Mufumbwe, Masaiti, Malama, Shangombo, Kazungula, and Chongwe. This "Basic Needs Basket" is widely used by civil society organisations, labour unions, etc., to promote better living conditions. It is now conducted in 10 other towns and 6 rural areas. We have also done studies on the working conditions of teachers, cost sharing in education and accessibility of health services.

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