Social and Economic Justice
The programme promotes transparency good governance and accountability in the management of Zambia’s scarce natural and financial resources and ensures that there is equitable distribution off these resources. The programme seeks justice for all and protects the poor from exploitation. The programme is responsible for developing the capacity of the member churches and their communities to respond and advocate for good socio-economic policies that will ensure that dignified life in his pursuit for happiness. The programme is also involved in applied research in socio-economic areas of interest to the church and its partners, such as in the areas of extractive industries, national budget tracking and good governance.
Development and Emergency
The programme works to offer humanitarian responses to poverty and suffering through the provision of skills in economic empowerment. Training in income generating skills such as fish farming, soap making and ‘improve your business’ are conducted every year.
The programme is responsible for providing information, training and support to member churches to be able to halt and reverse the spread and impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Zambia. The HIV/AIDS programme also supports families and vulnerable children (OVC) support and supports infected individuals with good nutrition.
The programme’s gender component is also responsible for mainstreaming of gender among the member churches so that issues of gender justice are dealt with and both the victims and perpetrators are rehabilitated. The Programme is developing the capacity of the church to understand the effects of gender injustice and gender based violence (GBV) on society, family unit and the church. The programme’s Gender component works to empower women and children in the churches and society through the transformation of unequal relationships created through structures of injustice of any kind, albeit economic, political, social, cultural or religious.
The programme incorporates educational concerns that seek to assist member churches with administrative skills to manage and offer quality education in schools owned by member churches as well as the two CCZ-owned teachers training colleges, Malcom Moffat College of Education (MAMOCE) and David Livingstone College of Education (DALICE) on Livingstone.
The programme also advocates for better educational policies to enable Zambian children receive quality and meaningful education that will equip them with skills and morally sound knowledge to meet the challenges of the future.
The Youth Desk is responsible for mobilizing young men and women in the member churches to participate in the affairs of their churches and their communities.
At national level, the programme provides a platform on which the youths in member churches will participate in Zambia’s national development programmes and respond to socio-economic issues that affect the youth.
The programme is also responsible for equipping youths in the church with skills to enable them participate in the future activities of the church and the nation.