P. O. Box 30315
Lusaka (10101), Zambia
Fax No: +260 211 267 740
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) is an ecumenical umbrella organization of mainline Christian churches that seeks to promote cooperation and fellowship between Christian churches and organizations in the nation.
The Council, as part of a development-oriented civil society, embarks on programmes aimed at alleviating poverty and human suffering among Zambians. Through its applied research and advocacy programmes, the Council lobbies government to formulate better national policies and laws to enable citizens live a dignified fulfilling lives.
The Council, therefore, seeks to bring together its membership and stakeholders for consultation and discussion in an effort to help form an enlightened Christian opinion on all issues affecting the spiritual, social and physical well being of Zambians.
Our vision is to be a prophetic voice with transformative impact on church and society for the propagation of Christian values and human dignity.
The Council of Churches in Zambia serves as an ecumenical organization to strengthen Christian unity and to promote social justice, peace and development. This holistic ministry for human dignity to member churches, organizations, and to the people of Zambia is achieved through facilitation, advocacy, capacity-building, and networking to the glory of the triune God.
The Council of Churches in Zambia has been in existence since 1914. It was first called the General Missionary Conference and its main responsibility was to promote cooperation between the missionary societies in areas such as education, health and religious broadcasting. The name was later changed to the Christian Council of Northern Rhodesia in 1944. At the eve of independence in 1963, there was pressing need for the Council to begin responding to the growing social demands of the people. Upon independence in 1964, the CCNR changed its name to Christian Council of Zambia. At the 26th General Conference, the current name, Council of Churches in Zambia, was adopted to conform to the current duties and composition of the member churches belonging to CCZ.
All activities of the Council of Churches in Zambia seek to be expressions of the following fundamental values and convictions.
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