Bishop George Lungu
George Lungu is a Zambian Bishop and currently the Director of Religious Men and Women in Zambia. Ordained as a Catholic Priest in 1985, he serves the nation of Zambia with this leadership position.
He has worked in multiple parishes and earned a reputation for his teaching abilities. Additionally, he is the author of several books. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for Medicines for Humanity (MFH).
Early Life and Education
George Lungu was born and raised in Romania, earning his Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Bucuresti. Subsequently, he pursued a Master’s degree in liturgical studies at Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
He is a professor of political science at Oakton Community College, teaching courses on international relations and American foreign policy. On March 8, he was one of the speakers at a symposium discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
He served as junior minister of the Patriotic Front, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s party. In 2011, Esther Lungu, his wife, was appointed Vice-President of Zambia by her husband. Esther Lungu participated in panel discussions at Invest in Women conferences held in Dallas, Texas and New York City during 2015 and launched her foundation the same month – Esther Lungu Foundation – advocating for women’s rights and health in Zambia.
Bishop George Lungu is a well-known figure within the Zambian Church. Ordained as a Catholic Priest in 1985, he has since served as president of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops.
He serves as a board member of Medicines for Humanity. His most noteworthy professional achievement was creating an application that turned mathematical problems into live animated models displayed on a virtual display and responsive to user input.
He founded the Lungu Charity Foundation and has a longstanding history of charitable activity. Recently, he raised an incredible $1 million in philanthropic contributions! Additionally, he has supported the Catholic Church in Zambia by initiating their first national Lenten campaign and has been praised for its efforts to foster peace and harmony within the country.
Achievements and Honors
George Lungu is an award-winning professor of political science and co-coordinator of Oakton’s Honors Program. A native Romanian, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago before attending the College of Management at Illinois Institute of Technology to complete his education. George is renowned for his innovative use of Excel Simulation spreadsheets – software which transforms mathematical problems into live animated models that respond in real time to user input.
George serves on the board of directors for Medicines for Humanity and was twice elected president of Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops. In 2012 he received the Ray Hartstein Award for Outstanding Professional Excellence in Teaching and recently joined Global Health Leadership Academy as an associate fellow.
George Lungu is a renowned Zambian priest and former President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). He currently resides in Chipata, Eastern Province of Zambia and has been an influential leader for many years.
George Lungu has highlighted the significance of a strong church. He explained that churches serve to nurture spiritual growth and can bring about positive social changes. As such, he exhorted Zambian believers to do both ordinary and extraordinary charity work, as well as preach messages of peace without fear or favor. During his funeral speech, former president Rupiah Banda remembered Lungu as someone dedicated to serving his nation.