Council of Churches in Zambia

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19th March 2021

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has called on Religious leaders to work together and take an active role in preventing and encouraging the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV.

Speaking on Monday morning at Mount Zion Retreat Centre in Lusaka when he opened a three days intensive training workshop for Religious leaders on Treatment Adherence and Faith Healing in the context of HIV and AIDS in Africa organized by the Council of Churches in Zambia with support from the World Council of Churches (WCC), CCZ President Rev. Sauros Phaika said Religious leaders were well placed to interact with other stakeholders to continue promoting the health and well-being of people living with HIV.

15th March 2021


The council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) is deeply saddened by the story reported in the media of alleged Patriotic Front (PF) cadres who teargassed Chete FM station in Nakonde district during a radio program that featured UPND provincial chairman Rev. Mathews Chilekwa on Wednesday, 10th of March 2021. This comes a few weeks after other PF cadres attacked Radio Luswepo in Mbala during another program that featured Democratic Party President, Harry Kalaba.

It is regrettable to note that despite Zambia being known as a beacon of peace, stories of shrinking media space continue to resurface twice over.

12th March 2021


The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) wishes to join the rest of the country in commemorating this year’s Youth Day which is being held under the theme, ‘‘Enhancing National Development Through Sustainable Youth Partnership.’’

Youths make up a larger percentage of our population and this means that the future of Zambia lies in the hands of our young people. It is for this reason that it becomes vital to incorporate Youths in national development.

As CCZ, we want to underscore the fact that there can never be any for

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) on Monday morning joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2021 International Women’s Day by donating sanitary and other COVID-19 preventive items to female inmates at Chainama and Lusaka Central Correctional facilities.

The donated items which included sanitary pads, hand sanitiser, hand washing liquid soap, Dettol bathing soap and second-hand clothes were acquired with support from TEARFUND.

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has called for proactive measures from all African leaders to end the continued violence attacks in Cabo Delgado in Mozambique.

Speaking during a virtual media briefing hosted by The Fellowship of Christian Councils in Eastern and Southern Africa (FOCCISA) on Wednesday morning, CCZ General Secretary Rev.Canon Emmanuel Chikoya said African leaders needed to work together to harmonize various challenges the continent was facing which includes violent attacks in Mozambique.


The three Church Mother Bodies namely Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) and Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) on Sunday held a virtual joint ecumenical prayer service in the midst of the second wave of covid-19. The Church Service which was also physically attended by Minister of National Guidance and Religious, Affairs Rev. Godfredah Sumaili, was held at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka.

And speaking when he delivered the Homily, ZCCB Secretary General, Fr. Cleophas Lungu, called on the nation to put aside tribal, regional, religious and political differences and stand together as 'ONE ZAMBIA, ONE NATION' until COVID-19 is defeated.

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The Council of Churches in Zambia is an ecumenical umbrella organization of Christian churches that seeks to promote cooperation and fellowship between Christian churches and organizations in the nation. We therefore seek to bring together members and stakeholders for consultation and discussions in an effort to help form an enlightened Christian opinion on all issues affecting the spiritual, social and physical well being of Zambians.

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