The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has expressed sadness at the passing on of the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Reverend Nosiku Sitengu of Ndola and her husband who died in a road traffic accident in Mwense district.
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) with the support of the Joint Country Programmes has started preparing for the COP 21 Climate Change Caravan of Hope.
Over 150 delegates are expected to attend this year’s Zambia Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI) which will be held in Ndola, Zambia form 23rd to 26th June, 2015.
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has implored the church to assist the Zambian citizens in understanding their rights by equipping them with the right information.
Jubilee Centre has secured K317,000 to help pay for over 800 vulnerable children in various government schools. Jubilee Centre Executive Director Pastor Lawrence Temfwe said that government schools face many challenges such as lack of basic things like chalk.
Over 70 University of Zambia (UNZA) students under the University Christian Community (UCC) took part in an exciting 2015 Graduation Sunday held at the UNZA Chapel on 7th June 2015.
The Scripture Union Zambia (SUZ) has attributed the increase in cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in homes to the absence of love.
The Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) an affiliate member of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has signed a grant US $68 million with the Global Fund to fight HIV,TB and malaria in Zambia.
Government says it recognises and appreciates what the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has been doing over the years in raising citizen awareness and helping government deliver on its pro-poor agenda.
The Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) in partnership with local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have resolved to push for electoral reforms through an agreed advocacy strategy before the 2016 Presidential elections.
Imagine No Malaria an extraordinary ministry of the people of The United Methodist Church held a Pan African Conference on Malaria in Lusaka, Zambia on April 27th – May 1st 2015 under theme “Program and Governance”.
Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) President Rev Dr Alfred Kalembo has donated a digital camera to the CCZ Communications and Documentation Department.
Diakonia General Secretary Bo Foresberg has commended the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) for stepping forward to speak on issues of concern to the citizens.
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has described the late Rev Violet Sampa Bredt as a matriarch at best who leaves behind footprints which will not be erased in the history of Zambia for many years to come.
Women from various congregations form the Council of Churches (CCZ) member churches from across Lusaka took part in a march past to celebrate the International Women’s Day for the year 2015.
Members of the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) undertook a reality visit in the company of partner organizations among them the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), Caritas Zambia, Centre for Trade Policy and development (CTPD) and Publish What You Pay (PWYP) to Mufurila’s Kankoyo Township.
Oasis Forum Chairperson Rev Suzanne Matale has observed that Zambia’s primary problem lies in the failure to come up with a new people driven constitution.
The Social and Economic Justice (SEJ) department of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has described the advocacy work being implemented in Solwezi and Chingola as yielding positive results.
Church leaders from CCZ member churches have identified theology as a tool that can be used to overcome the challenges faced by the nation today.
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) dispatched over one hundred election monitors to monitor the 2015 Presidential elections in five districts.
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) President Dr Rev Alfred Kalembo has called on all Zambians to embrace one another in the spirit of brotherly and sisterly love.
Christians from various Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) member churches in Kasama district have expressed delight at the strides being made by the secretariat to strengthen the presence of the Local Christian Council (LCC) in the district.
Council of Churches in Zambia and twelve other Civil Society Organisations have called on government to remain resolute and firm on the new mining tax regime as they engage in dialogue with the mining companies.
The high levels of unemployment in Mkushi’s Masansa area has become a source of concern to the church which has since come up with a plan to establish a skills training centre at a local Masansa Anglican Church.
Zambia has been honored to be visited by an anointed, devoted and highly respected man of God, Redeemed Christian Church of God general overseer Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye from Nigeria.
Gender balance is set to redefine the church as it moves towards achieving gender equality to allow for inclusive participation.
The decision by the Anglican Church to appoint women bishops and the installation of the first Zambian women by the Salvation Army as Territorial Commander Colonel Margret Siamoya in the 90years of the churches existence in Zambia is an indication that the church has embraced gender diversity in leadership.
The emergency of women church leaders has been embraced in the church with a belief that time has come for women to take up greater roles and responsibilities in the work of God.
It can also be described as a sign that the church has come to realize the great potential that women have in supporting the running of the church affairs because they have the same capacity as the men who have always been in leadership.
Over time women in church have exhibited resilience, patience and hard work and have looked forward to a time like now when they are able share the platform with their male counterparts.
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) President Reverend Dr Alfred Kalembo during the installation ceremony of Salvation Army Territorial Commander described the transformation as a progressive historic move in the church.
Rev Dr Kalembo said CCZ takes the lead in uniting women of all denominations from member churches to work together and support efforts to recognize the right of women to be ordained in religious bodies as shown by the Salvation Army.
And speaking at the same function Salvation Army Commissioner William Cochrane an international Secretary to the Chief of Staff described the installation the first woman territorial commander as a gift from God.
“a leader needs people who fear God, those who will speak about Jesus,” he said.
He described the installation of the territorial commander as an expression of confidence by the members of the church and urged them to support and love their new leader.
Community Taskforce Committees in Chief’s Mwenda, Mwewa and Chisunka in Luapula province have been created following the resolutions passed at the Chief’s Indaba held in Kabwe.
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has continued to play a pivotal role in supporting school going orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in partnership with the Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ).
THE three Church mother bodies (CCZ, EFZ and ZEC) and civil society organisations have noted with concern that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a tool for poverty reduction has been taken for granted by both Government and the Extractive industries.
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) through the Social and Economic Justice department has distributed bicycles in North-Western province mining communities.
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) closed the year 2014 on a sad note following the death of its board member Mrs Joyce Mbaza who was put to rest on 19th December, 2014 at Lusaka’s Mutumbi cemetery.
The church is training election monitors on the use of the Parallel Voter Tabulation (PVT) as a monitoring tool for the forth-coming presidential elections set for 20th January, 2015.