Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate  United States Province

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The Oblates have a vibrant missionary presence in Zambia. The Congregation is primarily engaged in pastoral care to local parishes which are made up of many small rural communities. The Oblates run a community radio station, Radio Liseli, and a development center in Western Province of Zambia.

In response to the AIDS crisis, Oblates in Zambia support the AIDS hospice center called Our Lady’s Hospice in Lusaka. In partnership with the Diocese of Mongu, Oblate parishes mobilize resources for AIDS patients and affected families by providing spiritual, psychological and social support through a home-based care program. Oblates in Zambia have established numerous JPIC Committees in their parishes which focus on monitoring the delivery of promised projects and programs by the government of Zambia.

Another excellent resource on Zambia is The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection. This is a research, education and advocacy team that promotes study and action on issues linking Christian Faith and social justice in Zambia and Malawi. The Centre engages in research on key social issues like cost of living, social implications of debt servicing, accessibility of healthcare and education, and integrity of local democracy.

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