—Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary, Stanford Msichili, has called on the Church to stand up against any form of injustice in society.
Mr Msichili said as the conscience of society, it is the responsibility of the Church to speak for the voiceless and make a stand against inequality.
The Permanent Secretary was speaking during the Theological College of Central Africa (TCCA) 29th graduation ceremony.
He said government recognises the role of the Church in development, adding that the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation has played a big part in fostering peace in the country.
The Permanent Secretary urged the Theological College of Central Africa to place special emphasis on social justice and community development in its curriculum.
Mr Msichili urged the graduates to engage with challenges facing the world, saying there is a crucial need for innovative and effective leadership.
And TCCA Principal, Lazarus Phiri, disclosed that the college will soon be upgraded to a university college.
Dr Phiri stated that although the enrolment levels at the college have increased, the institution is still not satisfied with the levels of enrolment.