Fr. Leonard Chiti, SJ

Brief 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.

Fr Leonard Chiti SJ meets Pope Francis at the GC 36 in Rome

[Biography courtesy of Healing Earth Project]