Peter Henriot, S.J. is an internationally respected Jesuit researcher, speaker and writer on social justice, globalization and Africa,
He has worked in Zambia since 1990, he has been the director of the Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in Lusaka. JCTR assists the local church and other groups in matters of political, economic and social justice concerns, through research, education, advocacy and consultation. Their work includes studies on constitutional reform, good governance, poverty eradication, debt cancellation, education for justice, theological reflection.
He was also the director of the Center of Concern in Washington, DC, from 1978 to 1988. The Center of Concern is a project founded by the United States Catholic Conference and the Society of Jesus to promote study and advocacy on social issues. He is the author of numerous articles, scholarly and popular, on socio-economic development and on church’s social teaching. He is the co-editor of The Pastoral Circle Revisited: A Critical Quest for Truth and Transformation; co-author of Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret; co-author of Social Analysis: Linking Faith and Justice, and author of Opting for the Poor: The Challenge for the Twenty-First Century.