"This manual is a Christian response to HIV/AIDS". -- Intro.
This book "is designed for all those Christians who are called to help people cope with HIV/AIDS. Step by step, it introduces us to the basic medical facts, and guides us through practical, loving approaches that enable us to empathize and communicate with those whose lives have been transformed by the disease. Using everyday language and case studies that reveal the kinds of issues and problems that counsellors typically face, this Bible based manual helps us discover within ourselves and those to whom we talk the confidence, respect and hope that can help people living with HIV/AIDS overcome their fears". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface / Manoj Kurian -- Introduction -- Let's Begin at the Beginning -- The Christian Response -- Called to Care -- A Way of Christian Listening -- Listening with Loving Attention -- A Process that Helps Us to Heal -- Case Studies -- Using Prayer and Scripture -- Glossary -- References and Further Reading.
"Writer Karen Plater. Editor: Anne Saunders". -- verso of t.-p.
"On June 9, 2004, the 130th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) launched the `Towards a World Without AIDS' campaign, committing Presbyterian churches across Canada to raising awareness about HIV and AIDS in their churches and communities". "How to use this resource. This six week study will help congregations and groups study HIV/AIDS in depth. Each session could last one to two hours, depending on the activities selected and the time given to discussions. Sessions may be divided up for shorter time periods. Suggested hymns may be sung at the beginning or as part of an opening, middle or closing for each session." -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents: Introduction -- Session One : Why Study HIV/AIDS ? -- Session Two : The facts -- Session Three : Impacts -- Session Four : Prevention -- Session Five : Vulnerabilities -- Session Six : Living life positive -- Additional Resources -- Centrefold: Photos and voices from Malawi.
"Moving towards life without AIDS is possible, but there is much to do. As we seek to follow Christ, let us work together so that one day we can all rejoice that we live in a world without AIDS. Our church supports partners around the world working for life without AIDS. Let us follow the lead of all who struggle with HIV/AIDS and support partners by using this worship service to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in corporate prayer and worship. This worship service has been produced ecumenically by The Anglican Church of Canada, The Presbyterian Church in Canada, and The United Church of Canada." -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents: Introduction to Worship Service -- Partnership for Life Worship Service -- Prayer of Intercession -- Reflection : Towards Life Without AIDS.
Contents: What's in this Package and How Can I Use IT ? -- Sample Half-Day Workship Outline -- PWRDF Statement on HIV/AIDS Adopted by the PWRDF Board of Directors November 2, 2003 -- AIDS in Africa : Examples of HIV/AIDS programs supported by the PWRDF Development Program in Africa January 2003 --Openness, Courage and Faith : Connie's Story -- Promoting Literacy : Reducing Vulnerability -- Partnership for Life : Liturgy -- Partnership for Life : Liturgy : Leader's Guide -- [Introductory Letter dated 25 November 2003 and signed Susie Henderson] --  Fact Sheets i.e. Fact Sheet # 1 : PWRDF Initiative -- #2 : Global AIDS Pandemic -- #3 : Community Led Development -- #4 : Root Causes of Vulnerability -- #5 : Empowerment of Women and Girls -- #6 : Access to Treatment -- #7 : Global Fund -- #8 : Activity Suggestions -- Organizations for Further Information on HIV/AIDS -- Action Post Card to send to Prime Minister -- Brochure re Partnership for Life : For a Generation without AIDS -- Bookmark -- Badge -- Red ribbon.
"At the recent PWRDF Annual General Meeting [November 2003] we launched a new intitiative, "Partnership for Life for a Generation Without AIDS" to increase our capacity to support our partners as they turn back the tide of this deadly disease" -- [Introductory Letter].
At head of title: PWRDF : Liturgy for World AIDS Day : December 1, 2002
Resource prepared by Susie Henderson [conversation with author, Susie Henderson].
"The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund created this liturgy for use by parishes and groups on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2002. It is designed for use during Advent, however it could be adapted for use throughout the year. PWRDF acknowledges HIV/AIDS as a global pandemic that affects all of us. In the year 2002 our worship service focuses on the disastrous situation in Africa". -- Leader's Guide, p. 1.
Contents: [Preface] -- [Service] -- Some Questions and Answers about HIV/AIDS -- A Prayer for AIDS Awareness Shabbat -- Sources.
"This book has grown out of the work of Anglicare, carried on through its AIDSLink programme. AIDSLink is the common thread which has brought these people and stories together. Discussions between AIDSLink Coordinator, Judith Antill, and myself led to firstly to the idea of a `book of stories' and finally, to this printed volume." -- Acknowledgements, p. v.
"Discussion questions and thought-provoking Bible verses accompany each story." -- Back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Alfred W. Steinbeck -- Acknowledgements / Mamie Long -- Glossary -- Introduction -- Graham and Margaret -- Tania -- Scott -- Jenny and Andrew -- Michael -- Jean and Marion -- Rebecca -- A church's story -- How can I care for people ? -- What is HIV/AIDS ? -- Stopping the spread -- About AIDSLink -- Selected resources.
A consultation of 20 Aboriginal Anglican leaders met in Winnipeg, Man., from 23-26 April 1994. "The group, which included members of the church's Council for Native Ministries and Aboriginal members of other national committees, presented a statement to the church's national executive council in May . The statement invites the Anglican Church 'to covenant with us, the indigenous Anglicans of Canada, in our vision of a new and enriched journey'. 'We were elated by how clearly we all felt led to this unanimous vision', said Donna Bomberry, chair of the Council for Native Ministries. .... 'We feel like new missionaries', said the Rev. Arthur Anderson, an Aboriginal member of the national executive council. 'We are bringing a proposal to our church for a new spiritual relationship between ourselves and non-native Anglicans'". "Aboriginal people are estimated to make up about 4 percent of Canadian Anglicans. There are approximately 210 Aboriginal congregations, 70 Aboriginal clergy, and two suffragan bishops".
The text of "A New Covenant": "We representatives of the indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg from the 23 to 26 April, 1994, pledge ourselves to this covenant for the sake of our people and in trust of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ: Under the guidance of God's spirit we agree to do all we can to call our people into unity in a new, self-determining community with the Anglican Church of Canada. To this end, we extend the hand of partnership to all those who will help us build a truly Anglican Indigenous Church of Canada. May God bless this new vision and give us grace to accomplish it. Amen".
Contents: Letter from Archbishop Michael Peers [commending the Day of Prayer for AIDS on October 21, 1990] dated August 1990 / Michael G. Peers -- Why should we be concerned about AIDS -- What Can We Do ? -- Resources.
Contents include "Liturgy for AIDS Day of Prayer".