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Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection

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AboutVisionMissionValuesContactsThe Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection is a research, education and advocacy team that promotes study and action on issues linking Christian Faith and social justice in Zambia and Malawi. JCTR began in 1988 as a project of the Zambia-Malawi Province of the Society of Jesus and is similar in orientation to other Jesuit social Centres around the world. This year, 2018 marks 30 years of the JCTR’s dedicated service to promoting the fullness of human life for all, as the Centre was established in 1988. Beginning with Fr. Arul Varaprassadam, S.J, as its first Director, JCTR has over the decades seen three more Directors (Fr. Peter Henriot, SJ from1990-2010, Fr. Leonard Chiti, SJ, from 2011-2017 and currently Fr. Emmanuel Mumba SJ, who became Director in Se

Foundation for Social & Economic Justice

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AboutMissionContactsThe Foundation for Socio-economic Justice in Swaziland was born out of the organic struggles of the mass of the rural poor, workers and young activists of Swaziland, whose efforts culminated into the birth of this giant on the 15th February, 2004. Its founding motto was; development means food, jobs and dignity for the poor. It was in 2001 when this idea was first conceptualised out of a series of popular initiatives and the emergence of a new social movement-type network that anchored mass struggles rooted in community and issue-based struggles. It was spearheaded by activists and generated a new and effective momentum towards the effective renewal of mass struggles on the ground. This went together with the urgency imposed by the new conditions of struggle in the cou...

Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)

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BackgroundVisionMissionStrategic ObjectivesContactsAIDC was formed in 1996 in response to the democratic transition in South Africa and the new opportunities and challenges it brought those seeking greater social justice within the democracy. Over the years AIDC has played a leading role in various civil society responses to ongoing inequality including facilitating the launch and building of the South African Jubilee 2000 debt cancellation campaign, and the Right to Work Campaign. AIDC has established itself as a leading source of research and information on themes of poverty, trade, and globalisation as well as playing a central role in various regional and international networks and forums including the Southern African Peoples’ Solidarity Network (SAPSN), Third World Network (TWN), Ju

Development for Peace Education

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Origins and HistoryVisionMissionContactsDevelopment for Peace Education (DPE) is an idea conceived by Sr Veronica ‘Mapaseka Phafoli (late) who was inspired by deep theological reflections on the capacity of the people to transform their misery into peaceful world. As a member of Order of Sisters of Holy Names, Teacher, Principal and first Mosotho provincial, she became worried by the ever increasing gap between the rich and the poor and the shrinking space for ordinary citizens to determine their destiny. She took a 4-month sabbatical leave to study alternatives to development. She was inspired greatly by Latin American liberation and in particular by the writings of Paolo Freire. This greatly influenced her to refine Paolo Freire’s Action Reflection Cycle by including theological dimensi

Economic Justice Network

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IntroductionVisionMissionObjectivesThe Economic Justice Network (EJN) of Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA) is a faith-based organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa but working in 12 countries of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region. We are a project of 12 National Councils of Churches (NCCs) of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Harness the resources of the southern African region for all of its people, with a view to bringing about economic justice through the transforming agency of Christians compelled by the gospel of Jesus Christ.To strengthen the commitment of the church in its advocacy work on economic justice and to act as a catalyst for engag...

Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD)

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IntroductionVisionMissionObjectivesMore...ContactsThe Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD), is a non-profit socio-economic justice coalition established in February 2000 to facilitate citizens’ involvement in making public policy and practice pro-people and sustainable. ZIMCODD views Zimbabwe’s indebtedness, the unfair global trade regime and lack of democratic people-centered economic governance as root causes of the socio-economic crises in Zimbabwe and the world at large. Drawing from community-based livelihood experiences of its membership, ZIMCODD implements programmes targeted at • Educating the citizen • Facilitating policy dialogue among stakeholders • Engaging and acting on socio economic governance at local, regional and global levels Sustainable socio-e

Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN)

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IntroductionVisionMission Core ValuesMEJN’s Key WorkContactsMalawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) is a coalition of civil society organizations, trade unions, faith-based organizations, community based organization and professional associations, among others committed to championing participatory economic governance for poverty reduction in Malawi. Its theory of change centres on empowerment of ordinary citizens to enable them participate fully and effectively in public policy processes and demand performance accountability and transparency from duty bearers in addition to building linkages and synergies among duty bearers, rights holders and the non-state actors. The network started as a movement in the year 2000 when Malawi was applying for debt cancelation under the Heavily Indebted P