Welcome to Justo Mwale
Reverend Justo Mwale was the first Zambian to be pastor in the Reformed Church in Zambia (from 1929). Since the church’s theological training moved to Lusaka at the end of the 1960s, the institution has opened its doors to other churches, brought the academic standards and accreditation to an internationally accepted level, contextualised the curriculum, expanded its infrastructure and built relationships with a multitude of similar institutions, churches and individuals. In 2008 the Zambian Ministry of Education awarded Justo Mwale Theological College university status. By expanding the student numbers through additional academic programs the institution was renamed Justo Mwale University in 2015.
What does prophecy mean today? Lecturers from Justo Mwale University and other scholars from Zambia and South Africa reflect on this question in this new publication. At the booklaunch the first copy was ceremoniously handed by the editor, dr. Hermen Kroesbergen, to the acting Vice Chancellor, dr. Lukas Soko. This timely and contextual book is available at Justo Mwale University for ZMW 150.
Secretary to the cabinet dr. Roland Msiska gave a public lecture at Justo Mwale University about religion and politics. Our worldview is an important motivator for our behaviour, he argued, and therefore it is the task of Christian education to encourage and inspire politicians. Christianity should come first at all times, and ministers should not be afraid to rebuke politicians and workers in the government in their congregation who sometimes forget this. A thoughtprovoking lecture!
This year for the tenth time our students receive a bookbasket with materials for their studies and ministry. We are so grateful to Westlake Hill Presbyterian Church for making this possible! For more pictures, see here.
What is the place of religion in contemporary southern African society? This was the theme for a conference organised by Justo Mwale University in conjunction with the University of Zambia (UNZA). Participants from Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi and South Africa contributed to our discussion of this theme. We were especially honoured to receive our keynote speaker prof. dr. Elias Bongbma from Rice University (Houston).