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 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).
Fifty years ago, the Reformed Church in Zambia received umwini or self-government. On Sunday 24 April 2016 RCZ-members from all over the country celebrated this with a march through Lusaka and a service in the Heroes-stadium. Students and lecturers from Justo Mwale University were present as well.