The first elections in Zambia’s Third Republic were contentious. The constitution was under review. To offer direction to the Nation in the last year before the elections, the Christian Church leaders in Zambia issued this “Joint Pastoral Letter on the Year of Political Responsibility”. They called for a deepening of principles of democracy, if the democratic process was to bear fruit. They called for “leadership of service”, modelled after Jesus Christ himself, who was of humble service in his earthly ministry (Jn 13:3-15). They called upon civil society to be vibrant enough to demand proper representation. Furthermore, the Church Leaders’ call for a popular adoption of the constitution and a quick updating of the voters’ register in preparation for the elections. The Church, on its part, committed itself to spearhead civic education, to inform and motivate citizens about their duty to vote, through sermons, crusades, prayer sessions, publications and media presentations.