Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has been founded in 1945 as the Christian Council of Northern Rhodesia, which became the Christian Council of Zambia in 1964.
The church has dual role of evangelism and provider of service for the poor and defender of the rights of the marginalised. It is also committed to the promotion of human dignity. In fighting for social justice, the role of the church is much about provision of social services such as education, health, employment, food and shelter.
CCZ is therefore engaged in enabling member churches to fulfill this dual role.