Faith and Encounter Centre Zambia

A Catholic Resource Centre
for Faiths and Cultures in Zambia

FENZA news and forthcoming events

Forthcoming FENZA publication:
Ushikala pa nsaka takula mu mano.
Common Bemba proverbs to understand the art of living

Publication date: September 2021.

Unseen Worlds: Dealing with Spirits, Witchcraft, and Satanism has come out in its 3rd edition (2021). It is now freely available as a PDF here.

Rev. Father Babaaine Deus Venerato, M.Afr, has joined the FENZA team in the role of incoming director. He has been a missionary in Zambia since 1998, and has worked in the Mansa, Kasama and Lusaka dioceses. Father Venerato admires Zambian cultural expression through music, dance, art and languages. He promotes environmental protection and conservation and is a producer of the documentary The Earth Our Home . Best wishes to Bambo Venerato from the FENZA community!

photo of Venerato Deus Babaine


Our Aim: Empowering Christians in Zambia to face the challenges of contemporary and traditional cultures with openness and to encounter people of different Christian denominations, religions and contemporary religious movements.

What we offer

  • Teams of animators for workshops/seminars on religious and cultural issues. Workshops are given at FENZA and in parishes and schools in our outreach programmes.
  • Language courses in Chibemba and Chichewa/Chinyanja
  • Library (8,500 volumes) on social, cultural and religious topics
  • Archives of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) in Zambia
  • Access to academic online journals and e-libraries
  • Documents and research to stimulate reflection in Zambia on topics of concern for the Centre
  • A hostel for accommodation
  • Networks of resource persons

Where we are

You find us in Lusaka, along Leopards Hill Rd, next to Bauleni Compound.



Faith and Encounter Centre Zambia
P.O. Box 320 076, Lusaka

Tel: 0211 840 210 / 0211 840 211