"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.
That the National Executive Council request the Executive Director of Program together with appropriate staff and other local resources:
1. To catalogue the Church's present response to AIDS especially in relation to:
- a) educational material which builds awareness and equips clergy and laity in ministering to the victims and families with AIDS;
- b) ethical material which addresses human sexuality and suggests responsible behaviour for those of high risk and those who may not be of high risk;
- c) practical guidance to Canadians visiting overseas with available safeguards; to equip our PIM representatives with messages of support to assist the overseas churches facing a heightened crisis, such as the provision of sterilized medical supplies.
2. To indicate to our partner churches who are concerned that we wish to stand with them in facing this common crisis.
3. To enquire of appropriate committees and groups including and not restricted to:
- Medical/Doctrinal Sub-Committee of the Doctrine and Worship Committee of the Doctrine and Worship Committee
- Human Rights Unit
- House of Bishops
- Youth Unit
- Marriage and Related Matters
- Committee on Ministry
- Partners in World Mission Committee
- Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
as to what further initiatives they plan to undertake. CARRIED #42-10-87
That the Primate, in consultation with the House of Bishops, call a national Day of Prayer on behalf of persons living with AIDS and those ministering to them. The motion was then put and - CARRIED Act 114
"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.
"Illustrated and conceived by William Hart McNichols, SJ".
Contents: Foreword / Sr. Patrice Murphy -- Introduction -- Seeking and Longing for God -- Sickness: Darkness and Loneliness -- Persecution, Injustice, Oppression -- Sin and Suffering -- Forgiveness -- Love -- Healing and Hope -- Comfort and Strength -- Death -- Resurrection -- Prayer and Adoration -- Notes on the Drawings.
Author "is a Jesuit priest and Jungian psychotherapist. He holds advanced degrees in French literature, theology and psychology. In October of 1987 he was diagnosed with lymphoma and AIDS". -- back cover.
"Prepared for the AIDS Working Group by General Synod Communications, Anglican Church of Canada".
Contents: The Working Group on AIDS -- What Am I ? -- A Mother's Story -- AIDS brings us face to face with the stranger, sexuality and death / Stephen Manning -- Biblical, Theological and Ethical Issues Surrounding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome / Geoffrey Parke-Taylor -- AIDS and the Church as a Healing Community -- More information on AIDS -- Intercessory Prayer.
"Combining information, expertise and careful reflection in many fields, this book addresses urgent questions ... on the basis of a three-year, broadly-based study conducted by the World Council of Churches Consultative Group on AIDS. The study involved theologians and ethicists, virologists and physicians, specialists in human rights, pastoral counsellors and local pastors, as well as persons living with AIDS, working with AIDS-related movements and others directly affected by AIDS. The challenge of AIDS calls for a forthright and faithful response from Christians and the churches. This book is an important resource for shaping that response". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Ana Langerak -- Why This Study was Prepared -- Facing HIV/AIDS -- Theological Perspectives -- Ethical Perspectives -- Human Rights, Responsibilities and HIV/AIDS -- Pastoral Care and Healing Community -- Conclusion: What the Churches Can Do -- Appendix I: The Impact of HIV/AIDS and the Churches' Response -- Appendix II: An HIV/AIDS Glossary -- Appendix III: Persons Involved in the HIV/AIDS Study Process.
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.