On December 19, 2011 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC).
Nineteen officer cadets of the Salvation Army Church in Zambia have been ordained, commissioned and appointed as ministers of the word with the rank of Lieutenant after graduating from a two-year training in theology and development studies from the church training centre.
The Heads of Churches of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) have published a pastoral letter ahead of the October 18th ,2015 National Day Repentance, Prayer and Fasting declared by President Edger Chagwa Lungu.
The Joint Country Programme joined the rest of the country to re-affirm the importance of climate justice issues to Zambia and the world at large by participating in the “We Have Faith Climate Campaign” match past and Church service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka.
Zambia needs a long term vision for future generations through the application of the word of God to offer positive direction by wearing it as a ‘necklace’ to use it daily.
Christian women from various church denominations in Lusaka’s Kabanana Township joined hands to support the Salvation Army Helping Hand Project by attending a fundraising luncheon hosted by Lieutenant Miyanda Nangwala.
Following the successful deliberations at the just ended 30th CCZ General Conference, delegates at the Conference yesterday elected members to represent them on the CCZ Board, which is the highest policy making body in the structure of the organisation.
Delegates at the just ended 30th CCZ General Conference have heard that the 3-year audited reports are qualified, a situation that has pleased the CCZ membership.
Delegates at the 30th Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) held at Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation (MEF) Kitwe observed a moment of silence in memory of a member of the Executive committee Joyce Mbaza.
There is urgent need for CCZ and its member churches to address the communication bottlenecks that hinder free flow of information between the mother body and its members. This was resonated by the General Secretary of CCZ Rev.
All Africa Theological Education by Extension Association General Secretary Rev. Kangwa Mabuluki says the Church cannot be taken as a model for leadership due to the fact that the Church systems lack transparency, they are autocratic, gender insensitive and in certain cases embrace nepotism.
“As we celebrate the 100 years of CCZ’ existence, we seriously appreciate the role that the early missionaries played many years ago as it is because of their work that we are where we are now.” Says CCZ President Rev. Dr. Alfred Kalembo.
Exposure visits to Mufulira’s Kankoyo area and Kalulushi district have been described as an ‘eye opener’ as delegates had an opportunity to get first hand information on the social issues that are affecting the mining communities.
CCZ has been challenged to ensure that poor communities benefit from the various programmes that the organization is carrying out in the country.