Caritas Zambia strategic issues have been clustered around five main areas which also form Caritas Zambia programmes namely;
We, representatives of Caritas and Social Ministries of the Catholic Church in Zambia, drawn from the dioceses of Chipata, Livingstone, Mansa, Mongu, Monze, Mpika, Ndola, Solwezi, the Archdioceses of Lusaka and Kasama together with the Caritas Zambia National Office gathered at the Kasisi Retreat Centre in Lusaka for our Annual General Meeting from 3rd to 5th November 2015, reflected on God’s grace on the work of Caritas in Zambia since our last Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the same place in 2014. We have everything to thank the almighty God for. Caritas teams all over the country reported great commitment to promoting dignified lives among the people they serve. We are humbled as Caritas community to be instruments of God at the service of Charity towards his people especially the poor and weak. We shared through our various reports the witnessing of Charity among all our national and diocesan Caritas structures and we will not tire to thank God for his greatness.
In Caritas Human Development interventions, there is greater emphasis put on developing the capacity of our people to sustainably manage their livelihoods and live dignified lives as designed by our Creator. We however also noted with sadness that the efforts of ordinary people in Zambia today to earn themselves dignified livelihoods is seriously hampered and constrained by contextual situations obtaining in our country which need to be urgently resolved by the country’s leadership and policy makers.
CARITAS Zambia is a Catholic Organization that is an integral structure of the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC). The Episcopal Conference (or Bishops Conference) is a permanent grouping of Bishops of a given nation or territory that jointly exercises certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of their territory. This they do to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind