Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace

Catholics host national youth conference

August 25, 2017
Catholic church recently converged at Kutama College for the national youth conference which was held under the theme “The Might One has done great things for me and holy is his name”. The conference is held after every four years. Speaking in an interview with RelZim at the conference that ...

Zimbabwe’s Ushahidi: 5,000 spiritual leaders to receive training in monitoring of political violence

June 13, 2013
Southern Africa Crisis Management Agency (SACMA) and Christian Action Trust Zimbabwe (CAT-Zim) have come together to launch a grassroots anchored peace initiative ahead Zimbabwe’s watershed elections this year. To lay the groundwork, the organisations are training church pastors and spiritual leaders in electoral processes and monitoring of political violence across ...

What the Pope’s document on Africa means for Zimbabwe

January 4, 2012
Between  Nov. 18-20,  the head of the Roman Catholic Church Benedict XVI was on a visit to Benin, the pope’s second outing to Africa. The official motive was to present the conclusions from a 2009 Synod of Bishops for Africa, which Benedict did in the form of a 138-page document titled Africae Munus, ...

CCJP to people of good will: more attention needed in areas with contaminated water

December 14, 2011
The Roman Catholic church says Zimbabwe’s chronic water shortages should be declared a national disaster. The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace retains that collapsed water and sanitation facilities will cause “more suffering and deaths” as annual rains begin. Nearly 250 cases of the waterborne disease typhoid were treated in ...

Governance Specialist: The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Zimbabwe (CCJPZ) Deadline: 11 December 2011

December 10, 2011
Based in Hwange, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe Ten-month placement (with the possibility of renewal) Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Tonga, Ndebele, Nambya and/or Shona. The Progressio Development Worker (DW) will work as a Governance Specialist with the Catholic Commission ...

Obituary: Fr. Patrick ‘Paddy’ Moloney, SJ (1920 – 2011)

August 2, 2011
 reprinted from IN TOUCH WITH CHURCH AND FAITH #163, a Jescom publication  based on information provided by Fr. Tony Bex and Fr. Johnson’s homily at the Requiem Mass in  Mt Pleasant parish church Fr. Patrick ‘Paddy’ Moloney, SJ (1920 – 2011) was editor of Mukai, the Jesuit in-house publication for theological reflection, ...

Fear in the Pulpit: Will Harassment Silence the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe?

July 13, 2011
A recent cover story in The Tablet, the international Catholic weekly (June 25), was titled ‘Fear in the Pulpit’. It details the challenges facing Zimbabwe’s Catholic Church, which it says has been branded ‘an enemy of the state’ by Robert Mugabe and his ‘secret police.’ The Catholic Church made news ...

Reflections on Mugabe and the Vatican

May 18, 2011
James Kirchick, who has reported from Zimbabwe, in a recent article entitled “Love the Sinner. Why is Robert Mugabe visiting the Vatican?” analyzes the uneasy relationship between the Vatican and Zimbabwe’s President. “Robert Mugabe has long been an admirer of the Catholic Church. Born at a Catholic mission station in ...

Arrests during Harare prayer for peace

April 12, 2011
The police has intervened twice over the past weekend to halt a prayer initiative in Harare, accusing the organizers of holding a political event without  required authorization, reports the Missionary International Service News Agency (MISNA) citing  the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference as a source. Various arrests have taken place. The ...

Deconstructing the Pastoral Letters – Let Us Work for the Common Good

April 11, 2011
In her contribution on the pastoral letter by the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference, Gladys Ganiel asks ‘But who listens to the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference? Who reads their letters? Do their ideas filter down to Catholics in the parishes and other people of goodwill? These are very pivotal questions that ...

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