Workshop Participant Bios
Leonard Chiti, S.J., Director
Title/s: Coordinator, Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN), Lusaka, Zambia
Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection
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, a member of the Board of Directors of two poverty alleviation civil society groups in Lusaka and 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.