About Us

Join us in creating a Malawian society in which human rights & rule of law thrive.



We envision to realise a Malawian society in which human rights, rule of law, good governance and principles and values of democracy are observed, based on the Gospel and fundamental teachings of the Church. Our overall goal was to participate in the process of consolidating political change and contribute towards the creation of a just and peaceful society which its people are fully aware of their rights and respect the dignity of a human person for sustainable development.


Contribute to the Creating of a God-fearing, just, loving and peaceful Malawi society that respects integrity of creation.


The Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe is one of the eight Dioceses under the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). The Archdiocese has 37 Parishes spread throughout the seven central region districts of Malawi. To respond to the integral needs of humanity, the Archdiocese of Lilongwe established six Commissions which the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) is one of them. We are responsible for issues of justice, peace and integrity of creation.

Our belief in the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the human person is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching. We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human perso

The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities – to one another, to our families, and to the larger society.

Catholic teaching proclaims that a basic moral test is how our must vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.