"Those who suffer from Aids deserve both compassion and help. The Church, with its message of divine love and its requirement of neighbourly love, should assist in promoting their pastoral care. These guidelines are written to help those in dire need. ..... This booklet, prepared by the Social Policy Committee, deals with pastoral rather than moral aspects of Aids. When people are ill they need help and support. Our prime concern has been this: how can pastoral care best be given to those who suffer from this tragic and as yet incurable illness ?" -- Foreword.
Includes bibliographical references, p.13-14.
Contents: Foreword / Hugh Birmingham i.e. Hugh Montefiore [Bishop of Birmingham], Chairman, Board for Social Responsibility -- Aids: Some Guidelines for Pastoral Care -- The needs of people affected by Aids -- Feelings likely to be experienced by the Aids sufferer -- Difficulties faced by families and friends -- When a person has Aids -- The care of people with Aids -- Conclusion -- Resource List -- Appendix.
"Plans for a season of repentance and prayer across the Anglican Communion next year  have been put forward by a task group set up after the Primates' Meeting in 2016. The season would be launched with the publication of a specific prayer and would run from Pentecost until late in 2019. The group, which met in London, England, in March  said prayers would focus on individual provinces week by week. Materials to support the initiative will be gathered and distributed by the Anglican Communion Office. Archbishop Ian Ernest, from the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean, said the season would be the Communion's gift to a world in pain. 'The world knows brokenness', he said. 'The Anglican Communion has had its struggles and its brokenness, too. So, this is our response: our belief that prayer will help us to grow and to love in spite of differences'. The task group, established at the request of primates, aims to restore relationships and rebuild mutual trust and responsibility across the Communion". [Text of entire article.]