In the Video we share some of our Works
In the Video, Fr. Emmanuel Mumba S.J. the Executive Director of JCTR shares some of the works. CLICK HERE to watch the other videos of the JCTR works
POLITICAL VIOLENCE NEGATING HUMAN DIGNITY
When did it become a norm to lose young lives in electoral violence? Violence that can be avoided. While people would say that a mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of the people, in Zambia, it is the manifestation of Zambian Christianity. It is sad that a nation that proudly announces itself a Christian one should have images characteristic of a nation at WAR. The images of law enforcers in battle dress show that Zambians do not acknowledge the moral authority of the bible for it is difficult to imagine a true Christian who is ready to inflict pain on their neighbor. The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection is appalled by this betrayal of Christian values and condemns the electoral violence that has not only hit Kaoma but has become part of Zambian political culture.
EQUAL REPRESENTATION IN POLICY FORMULATION AND DECISION MAKING
It is unfortunate that despite evidence that women can lead, there is still minimal presence of women in decision making positions. In Africa this can be attributed to cultures that have long treated women as chattels. This has been aggravated by religions such as Islam and contemporary Christianity that emphasize the secondary or helper role of women who should not challenge the authority of men, whom churches sanctimoniously declare as head, when it comes to leadership. The deliberate perpetuation of this can be seen in Zambia by the current spirituality that has emphasized chupo (marriage) and ubufyashi (fertility) at the expense of career development for women. READ MORE
The Role of Government and Multi-Nationals in Community and National Development
A short video on our work in North-Western province. Holding a dialogue meeting, we addressed issues of the role of Multi-National Corporations in the development of communities in which they operate, and the role of Government and Local authorities in development.
BNB Press Statement for 6 September 2018
HIGH COSTS OF LIVING
The cost of living in Zambia has generally remained high and beyond the capacity of the majority Zambian households. Releasing the monthly bulletin for the month of May, the Central Statistics Office, CSO, announced an increase in inflation rate from 7.7 per cent in April 2019 to 8.1 per cent in May 2019. CSO attributed the cause for the increase to upward price movements in the prices of food items such as dried fish, dried Kapenta, Meat and Vegetables.
JCTR notes that the continued high cost of living is of great concern to all stakeholders, and should be a concern especially to government. Releasing the basic needs basket for the month of May, the Centre observes that despite the marginal reduction in the cost of living in some places, the cost of living remains high.... READ MORE
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