"About 140 Circle members from 25 countries met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from August 4th to August 8th 2002. This publication is one of a series of books that were generated by the research papers presented at that conference. The Conference theme was`Sex: Stigma and HIV/AIDS: African Women Challenging Religion, Culture and Social Practices'."-- Preface, p. xi.
"This book is the beginning of a series of Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians books published by Cluster Publications. The series is on HIV/AIDS and African Women". -- verso of half title-page.
Contents: Preface : Breaking the Silence on HIV/AIDS : The Lament of Women of Africa / Musimbi Kanyoro -- African Women of Faith Speak Out in an HIV/AIDS Era / Isabel Apawo Phiri -- Lessons on Healing from Naaman (2 Kings 5:1-27): An African-American Perspective / Cheryl Barbara Anderson -- "The Mother's Cow" : A Study of Old Testament References to Virginity in the Context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa / Patricia Frances Bruce -- Talitha Cum ! Calling the Girl-Child and Women to Life in the HIV/AIDS and Globalization Era / Musa Dube -- The Attitude of Jesus to the `Anointing Prostitute' : A Model for Contemporary Churches in the Face of HIV/AIDS in Africa / Dorcas Olubanke Akintunde -- Trapped Between Two `Canons' : African-South African Christian Women in the HIV/AIDS Era / Madipoane Masenya (ngwana' Mphahlele) -- Theological Challenges and Ecclesiological Responses to Women Experiencing HIV/AIDS : A South Eastern Zimbabwe Context / Elesinah Chauke -- Choosing to Remain Silent : Links Between Gender Violence, HIV/AIDS and the South African Church / Beverley Haddad -- South African Jewish Women and HIV/AIDS / Azila Talit Reisenberger -- Spiritual Care-giving to Women Affected by HIV/AIDS / Christina Landman -- HIV and AIDS Curriculum for Theological Institutions in Africa / Musa Dube -- Utilization of Distance Learning Methods on Combating HIV/AIDS among Rural Christian Women in Africa / Lucy Kasyoka Kithome -- "This is My Body Broken for You" : Liturgical Resources for Dealing with HIV/AIDS / Devarakshanam Betty Govinden.
Anglican contributors include Devarakshanam Betty Govinden and Beverley Haddad.
"Mercy Amba Oduyoye, from Ghana, founded the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians and is the first African woman from south of the Sahara to have served as deputy general secretary of the World Council of Churches. The essays in this volume describe the key contributions she has made to African theology in our time, and then apply her insights to issues of scripture, health and poverty, and women as peacemakers". -- back cover.
Contents divided into five main parts: Celebrating Mercy Amba Ewudziwa Oduyoye -- African Women, the Bible and Health -- Women as Traditional Healers in Africa -- African Women's Experiences of Health and Healing, Endurance and Peacemaking -- Postscript.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface / Elizabeth Amoah -- Introduction : "Treading Softly but Firmly": African Women, Religion and Health / Isabel Apawo Phiri and Sarojini Nadar -- Part I: Celebrating Mercy Amba Ewudziwa Oduyoye -- 1. Beads and Strands: Threading More Beads in the Story of the Circle / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro -- 2. Mercy Amba Oduyoye: Wise Woman Bearing Gifts / Letty M. Russell -- 3. Let's Celebrate the Power of Naming / Nyambura J. Njoroge -- Part II: African Women, the Bible and Health -- 4. "Texts of Terror": The Conspiracy of Rape in the Bible, Church, and Society: The Case of Esther 2:1-8 / Sarojini Nadar -- 5. Women and Health in Ghana and the Trokosi Practice: An Issue of Women's and Children's Rights in 2 Kings 4:1-7 / Dorothy B.E.A. Akoto -- Part III: Women as Traditional Healers in Africa -- 6. Dealing with the Trauma of Sexual Abuse: A Gender-based Analysis of the Testimonies of Female Traditional Healers in KwaZulu-Natal / Isabel Apawo Phiri -- 7. Adinkra !: Four Hearts Joined Together: On Becoming Healing-Teachers of African Indigenous Religion/s in HIV and AIDS Prevention / Musa W. Dube -- 8. Women as Healers: The Nigerian (Yoruba) Example / Dorcas Olubanke Akintunde -- Part IV: African Women's Experiences of Health and Healing, Endurance and Peacemaking -- 9. Women, Poverty, and HIV in Zimbabwe: An Exploration of Inequalities in Health Care / Sophia Chirongoma -- 10. Women and Peacemaking: The Challenge of a Non-Violent Life / Susan Rakoczy -- 11. Stand Up and Walk, Daughter of My People: Consecrated Sisters of the Church / Sr. M. Bernadette Mbuy Beya -- 12. From Mere Existence to Tenacious Endurance: Stigma, HIV/AIDS and a Feminist Theology of Praxis / Denise M. Ackermann -- 13. Navigating Experiences of Healing: A Narrative Theology of Eschatological Hope as Healing / Fulata Lusungu Moyo -- Part V: Postscript -- 14. Daughters of Ethiopia: Constructing a Feminist Discourse in Ebony Strokes / Ogbu U. Kalu -- Contributors.
Contents: Introduction : Towards Multi-sectoral Teaching in a Time of HIV/AIDS / Musa W. Dube -- Teaching and Talking about Our Sexuality : A Means of Combating HIV/AIDS / Agrippa G. Khathide -- Methods of Integrating HIV/AIDS in Biblical Studies / Musa W. Dube -- Does the Hebrew Bible Have Anything to Tell Us about HIV/AIDS / Johanna Stiebert -- Prophecy as a Method of Speaking about the HIV/AID Epidemic in Southern Africa / Madipoane Masenya (ngwana' Mphahlele) -- The Prophetic Model in the New Testament / Musa W. Dube -- Towards an HIV/AIDS-Sensitive Curriculum / Tinyiko Sam Maluleke -- Facing the Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa : Towards a Theology of Life / Moji A. Ruele -- Culture, Gender and HIV/AIDS : Understanding and Acting on the Issues / Musa W. Dube -- Social Location as a Story-Telling Method of Teaching in HIV/AIDS Contexts / Musa W. Dube -- Pastoral Care and Counseling / Larry R. Colvin -- Hopeful Compassion : Spiritual Care for the Person Living with HIV/AIDS / Andre E. de la Porte -- Project Design and Management / Prisca Mokgadi -- An HIV and AIDS Curriculum for Theological Institutions in Africa.
"In response to HIV/AIDS and its consequences, this collection of essays by young African scholars proposes a pattern of Christian education designed to equip churches for ministry in a time of crisis. .... Experienced teachers and theologians describe ways to address HIV/AIDS through the academic disciplines of ministerial preparation as well as in continuing education opportunities, short courses for laity and training-of-trainers seminars for parish workers. Practical guides for classroom discussion of HIV/AIDS are provided in the areas of health and human sexuality, biblical interpretation, theology, counseling, gender perspectives, project design and management". -- back cover.
"This volume of  essays [by 11 contributors], the first of its kind, highlights some of the unique ways in which African women read and interpret the Bible in their diverse historical and cultural contexts. Early Bible translation and interpretation in Africa was carried out primarily by foreign missionaries and so was deeply influenced by patriarchal and colonial ideologies. .... This book provides important new tools and resources for the study of the Bible in Africa, complements the work of Western feminist and womanist theologians and biblical scholars, and embodies postcolonial scholarly concern to take seriously `other' ways of reading. The result is a significant contribution to global biblical scholarship and hermeneutical reflection". -- back cover.
Contents divided into six sections: Storytelling Methods and Interpretations -- Patriarchal and Colonizing Translations -- Reading with and from Non-Academic Readers -- Womanhood and Womanist Methods -- The Divination Method of Interpretation -- In Response.
"This volume of  essays [by 11 contributors], the first of its kind, highlights some of the unique ways in which African women read and interpret the Bible in their diverse historical and cultural contexts. Early Bible translation and interpretation in Africa was carried out primarily by foreign missionaries and so was deeply influenced by patriarchal and colonial ideologies. .... This book provides important new tools and resources for the study of the Bible in Africa, complements the work of Western feminist and womanist theologians and biblical scholars, and embodies postcolonial scholarly concern to take seriously 'other' ways of reading. The result is a significant contribution to global biblical scholarship and hermeneutical reflection". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgement dated Geneva, January 29, 2001 / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro, Circle Coordinator -- Introduction / Musa W. Dube -- Storytelling Methods and Interpretations -- 1. I Am the Woman / Rose Teteki Abbey -- 2. Esther and Northern Sotho Stories: An African-South African Woman's Commentary / Mmadipoane (Ngwana 'Mphahlele) Masenya -- 3. Fifty Years of Bleeding: A Storytelling Feminist Reading of Mark 5: 24-43 / Musa W. Dube -- Patriarchal and Colonizing Translations -- 4. How Local Divine Powers Were Suppressed: A Case of Mwari of the Shona / Dora R. Mbuwayesango -- 5. Translating the Divine: The Case of Modimo in the Setswana Bible / Gomang Seratwa Ntloedibe-Kuswani -- Reading with and from Non-Academic Readers -- 6. Cultural Hermeneutics: An African Contribution / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro -- 7. Toward a Post-apartheid Black Feminist Reading of the Bible: A Case of Luke 2: 36-38 / Gloria Kehilwe Plaatjie -- Womanhood and Womanist Methods -- 8. A Bosadi (Womanhood) Reading of Proverbs 31: 10-31 / Mmadipoane (Ngwana 'Mphahlele) Masenya -- 9. A South African Indian Womanist Reading of the Character of Ruth / Sarojini Nadar -- The Divination Method of Interpretation -- 10. Divining Ruth for International Relations / Musa W. Dube -- In Response -- 11. A North American Feminist Response / Phyllis A. Bird -- 12. The Bible and African Christianity: A Curse or a Blessing ? / Nyambura J. Njoroge -- 13. African "Ruths", Ruthless Africas: Reflections on an African Mordecai / Tinyiko S. Maluleke -- List of Contributors.
This book "gathers together recent theological responses to the challenge of the current HIV/AIDS pandemic. It starts from the Theological Workshop organised by UNAIDS in Namibia in December 2003 and uses some of the key participants as primary contacts for locating these responses on an international and ecumenical basis. .... At present some of the most important theological responses to HIV/AIDS are being made in Southern Africa, South America and India -- and are little known or appreciated in the West -- where HIV/AIDS is often considered to be a disease that is now in control. Statistical and epidemiological reports on the HIV/AIDS pandemic are now widely available in the West, but specifically theological responses are not. This book seeks to rectify this situation and position this theological challenge more centrally in Western theological education." -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements dated The Feast of the Transfiguration [i.e. 6 August], 2006 / Robin Gill -- The Contributors -- Introduction -- The Windhoek Report: HIV and AIDS-related stigma: a framework for theological reflection -- The Human and Pastoral Challenges on HIV and AIDS / Robert J. Vitillo -- Theology in a Time of AIDS / Enda McDonagh -- AIDS and Responsibility / Charles Ryan -- The Church, Homosexuality and AIDS / Gareth Moore -- Jesus, Prophecy and AIDS / Musa W. Dube -- AIDS, Leprosy and the Synoptic Jesus / Robin Gill -- AIDS and Theological Education / Denise M. Ackermann -- Evangelicals and AIDS / Stan Nussbaum -- The Yale Divinity School Women's Initiative on AIDS / Margaret A. Farley -- Counselling AIDS Patients: Job as a Paradigm / Gunther H. Wittenberg -- Bioethics, AIDS, Theology and Social Change / Lisa Sowle Cahill -- AIDS Prevention and the Lesser Good / Leonard M. Martin -- AIDS and a Casuistry of Accommodation / James F. Keenan -- Index of Names and Subjects --Index of Bible References.
Chapter 1 is a "Report from UNAIDS International Workshop for Academic Theologians from different Christian traditions, held at Windhoek, Namibia 8-11 December 2003".
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography, p. 62.
"The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recognizes and values the efforts carried out by religious groups in care and treatment of people living with HIV infection and AIDS. This is the first of what UNAIDS hopes will be several documents reporting on the work of leaders from different religions (Christian, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist) addressing the challenge of HIV and AIDS from their own religious perspective. .... In order to start this process of collaboration UNAIDS supported a workshop to which 62 leading academic theologians from Christian traditions were invited. It took place in Windhoek, Namibia in [8-11] December 2003". -- Background, p. .
Contents: Background -- Acknowledgements -- Acronyms -- Foreword -- Workshop participants and additional signatories -- Outcome from the workshop : HIV and AIDS related stigma : a framework for theological reflection -- Speeches.
Speeches: HIV and AIDS: the challenge and the context: stigma and discrimination: incarnation and the Namibian experience / Richard W. Bauer -- Why should Churches respond to issues of stigma and discrimination in reaction to HIV and AIDS ? / Robert J. Vitillo -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: living with the experience / Johannes Petrus Heath -- Conceptualizing stigma / Gillian Paterson -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: possible theological approaches: stigma and Christian theology / Enda MacDonald -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: implications for theological education, research, communication and community: stigma: implications for the theological agenda / Denise Ackerman -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: responding to the challenge: stigma: communicating the message, influencing church leaders and members / Musa Dube.
Anglican participants are: the Rev. Dr. Denise Ackermann and the Rev. Johannes Petrus Heath, both of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.
"Edited by Mario Degiglio-Bellemare and Gabriela Miranda Garcia".
Includes bibliographical references.
The "contributors of this volume reflect on the impacts of globalization(s) both theologically and biblically, in their own particular context. The articles in this volume examine a diversity of responses to globalization(s): HIV/AIDS in Africa, ethical responses to economic globalizatoni for 'First World' Christians, the Dalit experience in India, the role of African universities, the plight of refugee women in North America, the ecumenical condition in Europe, the history of conquests through gastronomy, neoliberal impositions in Latin America, hybridity in the Americas, apocolyptic discourses in the post 9/11 context, and the ways in which social movements constitute experiences of Pentecost". -- back cover.
Contains 13 essays, 10 in English, one in French and two in Portuguese.
Contents divided into two parts: Part 1: Globalization(s): Local/Global Impacts, Options and Readings -- Part 2: Globalization(s): Local/Global Theories, Histories and Movements.
Contents: Introduction / M.D-B. -- Talitha Cum !: Calling the Girl Child and Women to Life in the HIV/AIDS and Globalization Era / Musa Dube -- What are we to DO ?: Examining the Moral Challenges of Solidarity for the First World / Rebecca Todd Peters -- Universite, Renaissance Africaine et Mondialisation: La mission prophetique des jeunes universitaires chretiens africains dans nos societes en crise / Bertrand Tiencheu -- The Healing of the Woman with Hemorrhage and Talitha Cum as Models for Dalit Liberation / Elizabeth Joy -- Affirming and Transforming Relations: Refugee Women and Imperial Violence / Denise Nadeau -- "Your Faith Has Made You Well, Go in Peace, and Be Healed of Your Trouble": The Ecumenical Condition and Dialogue in Europe / Szabolcs Nagypal -- Deus Loquens: La Otredad en los Espacios Publicos y Privados, Jesus y la Samaritana / Regina Musselman-Perez -- Cambios paradigmaticos: Ninguna transformacion del mundo sin la transformacion de nosotras/os / Anne Stickel -- The Gastronomical Conquest: Morsels of Christian Thought and History from the Perspective of Hunger / Eliseo Perez-Alvarez -- Religion en la globalizacion: Integracion o resistencia ? / Sturla J. Stalsett -- Vodou Hybridity and "Voodoo Economics": Crossroads Theology at the Intersection of the Local and Global / Mario Degiglio-Bellemare -- Miracles, Apocalypse, Globalization / Erin Runions -- Movements of the Spirit in History / Lee Cormie -- Contributors.