Fr Leonard Chiti SJ, named next Provincial of the Zambia-Malawi Province

Fr. Leonard Chiti, SJ, currently the Superior of St. Ignatius Residence and the Director of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in Lusaka has been nominated the next Provincial of the Zambia-Malawi Province of the Jesuits. He will succeed Father Emmanuel Mumba, SJ, in September 2017.

The South African Region of the Jesuits congratulates Fr. Chiti on his appointment as Provincial!


Fr Leonard Chiti, SJBrief biography of Fr. Leonard Chiti, SJ

Fr. Leonard Chiti is the director of the Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection and the Coordinator of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network. He is also the Coordinator of Civil Society Constitution Coalition, Lusaka, Zambia, is a member of the Board of Directors of two poverty alleviation civil society groups in Lusaka, and is a member of the Jesuit African Social Centers Network. He holds a master’s degree in development studies from the University of London (SOAS) and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology from the Arrupe College, Harare, Zimbabwe. Fr. Leonard’s research interests include issues in ecology, global socio-economic and political projects and formation programs for the Society of Jesus. He is a contributing columnist of the Post Newspaper, a prominent daily newspaper in Lusaka, Zambia and has presented papers on Neoliberal Economic Policies, Catholic Social Teaching and Poverty in Zambia, and The Church in Africa, 50 Years of Independence in Southern Africa.

[Biography courtesy of Healing Earth Project]

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