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Bulletin This is a quarterly newsletter of the CCJP of Lilongwe Diocese.
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ABOUT US

CCJP Mission

Our Mission is to contribute towards the creation of a God-fearing, just, loving and peaceful Malawi Society.

Aims

(a) To awaken God’s people through the process of conscientisation to:
  arrow A further understanding of our call as Christians with regards to social justice, leading to a greater awareness of human rights and corresponding duties.
 
  arrow A further understanding of integral development and the integrity of creation.
 
(b) To form a critical conscience that empowers people to challenge and to overcome unjust situations.
 
 

Objectives
The overall aim of the CCJP is to awaken Malawians through the process of conscientisation to further understanding "our call as Christians with regard to social justice, leading to a greater awareness of human rights and consequent duties." CCPJ also aims at forming a critical conscience which empowers people to challenge and to act to overcome unjust situations.

CCJP Historical Background

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of Lilongwe Diocese is the pioneer Diocesan CCJP in the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). ECM has seven (7) Dioceses and each Diocese has Commissions for specific purposes; Home Based Care, to look after chronically ill people; CADECOM, to look into matters of economy and development and CCJP to look into issues of justice and peace. Each Diocese works independently of each other but with one goal of the realization of the goodness of God’s creation.

CCJP Lilongwe was formed in 1992 but was officially launched in 1998.

CCJP was established to contribute to the common effort of the Episcopal Conference and the whole Catholic Church in Malawi in the creation of a just and peaceful Malawian society that promotes integral development and lasting peace.

It has worked in partnership with several donor agencies to implement a social justice and peace project covering the Central Region of Malawi. Amongst the Donors are Catholic Relief Services (CRS) which provided technical support for eight years; Cordaid from Netherlands which looked into technical support, access to justice and capacity building; Management Systems International (USAID), which assisted in monitoring the General Elections; DFID/MASSAJ, whose focus is on the strengthening the capacity of the informal justice sector; Dan Church Aid (DCA), assisted in the process of Constitutional review and on the Parliamentary Liaison Project, whose objective is to provide legislative literacy and women empowerment; GTZ on making local government work.

Impact Area
CCJP’s impact area which is under Lilongwe Diocese covers seven districts of the Central Region namely: Lilongwe, Mchinji, Kasungu, Dowa, Ntchisi, Salima and Nkhotakota.

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