"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.
"First published in Great Britain in 2008 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. ... London SW18 4JJ. First published in the USA in 2008 by Orbis Books". -- verso of t.-p.
"Andrew Walls and Cathy Ross, Editors".
Includes bibliographical references.
"You will see that the articles on the Five Marks are in pairs. They are intended to be two types of articles and not privileged or prioritised in any way. ... The first article of the pair is a more reflective, theological article, which explores the mark in some depth. The second article is more descriptive and has more of a praxis orientation. So together these articles explore how this particular mark is worked out on the ground in the writers' particular contexts. In this way we hope to draw out the missiological depth and practical engagement that each mark implies. ..... The second group of essays reflects on the context in which mission takes place and some of the issues that arise from these various contexts." -- Intro.
Contents divided into two main sections: The Five Marks of Mission -- Issues in Mission.
Contents: Contributors -- Foreword / Rowan Williams -- Introduction: Taonga / Cathy Ross -- Section One: The Five Marks of Mission -- To Proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom / Ken Gnanakan and D. Zac Niringiye -- To Teach, Baptise, and Nurture New Believers / Emmanuel Egbunu and Andre Titre -- To Respond to Human Need by Loving Service / Melba Maggay and Haami Chapman -- To Seek to Transform Unjust Structures of Society / Valdir Raul Steuernagel and Bev Haddad -- To Strive to Safeguard the Integrity of Creation and Sustain and Renew the Life of the Earth / Calvin D. deWitt and Dave Bookless -- Section Two: Issues in Mission -- 'Whose Religion is Christianity ?': Reflections on Opportunities and Challenges in Christian Theological Scholarship: The African Dimension / Kwame Bediako -- Migration and Mission: The Religious Significance of the North-South Divide / Jehu J. Hanciles -- The Church and its Missionary Vocation: The Islamic Frontline in a Post-Christian World / Lamin Sanneh -- Reading the Bible in the Non-Western Church: An Asian Dimension / Moonjang Lee -- Worship is Nothing but Mission: A Reflection on Some Japanese Experiences / Ken Christoph Miyamoto -- Education as Mission: Perspectives on Some New Opportunities / Gerald J. Pillay -- Discipleship: Marked for Mission / Tim Dakin -- Afterword: Christian Mission in a Five-hundred-year Context / Andrew F. Walls -- Notes.