Our Mission is to contribute towards the creation of a
God-fearing, just, loving and peaceful Malawi Society.
||To awaken God’s people through the
process of conscientisation to:
||A further understanding of our call as
Christians with regards to social justice, leading to a
greater awareness of human rights and corresponding
||A further understanding of integral
development and the integrity of creation.
||To form a critical
conscience that empowers people to challenge and to
overcome unjust situations.
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
CCJP Lilongwe was formed in 1992 but was officially launched in
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
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.