Education

Church in Zambia partners with ILO to prepare locals for UNWTO trafficking risks

July 30, 2013
Anglican Fr Emmanuel Chikoya urged residents of Zambia’s Livingstone to be vigilant as some visitors may take advantage of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly to promise them a better living but recruit them for forced labour.  Victoria Falls and Livingstone will co-host the UNWTO General Assembly from August 24 to 29, ...

St Ignatius College hosts Youth Against AIDS festival

March 27, 2013
On March 9, Jesuit-run St Ignatius College held its annual Youths Against Aids festival where 268 young people from eight schools participated. The participating schools were: Zimbabwe Republic Police High, Chishawasha Primary, Lord Malvern, St Peter’s Secondary, Oriel Girls High, St Dominic’s Girls High and the hosting school St Ignatius ...

Harare College honours Fr Pedro Arrupe on his birthday

March 18, 2013
On the February 6th, Jesuit-run Arrupe College in Harare launched Arrupe College Day in honour of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (1907-1991). Fr. Arrupe was the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus who had extra-ordinary qualities as a Jesuit. He passed on on the February 5th in 1991. Starting ...

Student falls into trance in Gweru and demands 55 litres of blood

March 13, 2013
With the ever increasing reported cases of satanism in schools countrywide, parents and students are now living in fear. This is the case in the City of Gweru where studies were recently brought to standstill at Maboleni High School after four students were reported to have suffered hysteria linked to ...

SADC Anglicans to work with women through literacy and economic empowerment programmes

March 6, 2013
“The statistics on gender-based violence in Zambia are appalling.” So says Grace Mazala Phiri, National Programmes Director for the Anglican Church in Zambia. As an example she cited a survey conducted in Chipata a town in Eastern Zambia from January to March last year. “[This] revealed that within three months alone ...

Rastafarian family restless about their daughter’s expulsion from SDA school

March 4, 2013
A Rastafarian family was recently seeking the intervention of the Supreme Court to force a church-run school to rescind its decision to expel their daughter for wearing dreadlocks. The Bulawayo Adventist Secondary School expelled the dreadlocked daughter of Patson Makhiwa, who was supposed to begin Form 1 this term. It ...

“If this program succeeds, we are looking at the future of theological research, scholarship and writing in Africa”

February 25, 2013
The two Catholic sisters have never met. They speak different languages. Normally, they’re separated by differences in culture and lifestyle, not to mention about 1,100 miles and the myriad laws and regulations regarding travel and border crossings. But from the first look on Zimbabwean Sr. Annah Nyadombo’s face, you wouldn’t ...

More theology courses available for lay Catholics in Harare

February 22, 2013
Arrupe College, the Jesuit School of Philosophy and Humanities in Harare, has for the first time opened its doors for the lay Catholics who wish to have basic appreciation of theology and literature. The classes that started running on January 19 will continue every Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm ...

Catholic youths are challenged to use digital technology for evangelisation

February 20, 2013
Catholic youths from St Alois and Agnes guilds in Dzivaresekwa, Mt Pleasant, Hatcliffe, Marlborough, Emerald Hill, Cathedral and Rhodesville parish joined their hosts in Mabelreign, Harare for a day-long commemoration of the life of St Agnes that is celebrated worldwide annually on January 20. The theme of the celebrations was ...

Jesuits invite lay collaborators to showcase their works at annual Province Assembly – first time ever

February 17, 2013
The Jesuit Province of Zimbabwe held their annual Province Assembly on January 2 with over a hundred of their co-workers, aptly named collaborators in attendance. This was the first time Jesuit lay collaborators were invited to showcase their works, and get to build a stronger understanding and appreciation of the ...
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