Rev. Fr. Dr. George Buleya S.T.D. (Alphonsiana/Lateran-Rome), S.T.L./M.A. (Alphonsiana/Lateran-Rome)
Rev. Dr. George Buleya directs the Social and Development Service arm of the Archdiocese of Blantyre comprising four commissions: Catholic Commission for Education, Catholic Health Commission, Catholic Development Commission and Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. He is also Parish Priest for a rural Parish 30 kms out of Blantyre City: Nyungwe Catholic Parish.
A moral theologian trained by the Alphonsian Academy of the Lateran University in Rome, Rev. Dr. George is a distinguished scholar and a point of reference in the field of Ethics. He has vast demonstrated and acquired expertise and experience in education and administration. He has taught in humanities, Fundamental Christian Ethics including Climate Justice, Bioethics, Social Ethics and Social Teaching of the Church. From 2003 up to 2008, he was Rector and teacher at St Peters Major Seminary and from September 2008 to December, 2014, he served as the technical focal person (Secretary General) in the Secretariat of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Malawi known as the Episcopal Conference of Malawi thereby contributing immensely to the shaping of the pastoral and socio-development agenda of the Church for years to come. He took up the position of Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University of Malawi on 2nd May, 2015 and successfully led the university to greater heights in his tenure of service that ended on 2nd July, 2023.
Rev Dr. George Buleya is often called upon as a resource person in making presentations and drafting documents in the field of Catholic ethics. In Catholic circles, he is among the few Moral Theologian in Malawi recognized by the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church – an international cross-cultural conference for Catholic Theological Ethicists which gathered together over 400 distinguished Moral theologians in 2006, 2010 and 2018. He was also amongst the key speakers at the “Leading Edge 2020″ Research Project organised by Trocaire and launched in Dublin in 2011. He was among 90 development professionals selected for a diversity of perspectives and positions about where development was going in the next ten years and what this meant for the future role of International Non-Governmental Organisations. He was also heavily involved in the Act Alliance faith/based Malawi delegation preparations and actual participation at the COP 17 Climate Change Conference in Durban from 28 November to 10 December, 2011 and COP 28 in Dubai in December 2023.