"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.
"This year, 2006, marks the 25th anniversary of the identification of AIDS, 10 years since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy, and five years since United Nations member states unanimously adopted the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on AIDS. And still, 25 years after the first AIDS cases were reported, there is no sign of a halt to the pandemic, which is likely to spread to every corner of the globe, said Peter Piot, head of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)".
Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, Primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, "outlined three priorities for achieving a world free from AIDS:  a comprehensive, holistic and integrated approach by all stakeholders in dealing with the pandemic;  constructive and creative partnerships between governments, the private sector and the broad church of civil society organizations including faith communities; and  a huge resource mobilization in order to curtail the spread of the pandemic".
"`AIDS is not God's punishment for the wicked ... AIDS is a disease'. This quote from the primate of Southern Africa, the Most Rev. Njongonkulu Ndungane, is what scrolls across the home page of the new Anglican Church HIV and AIDS web site that was launched on 10 February . Consultant, Wendy Lewin, who helped set up the web site, said that the purpose was twofold. It would highlight what the Anglican Church was doing to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic and also support people running the Anglican Church HIV/AIDS projects across Southern Africa. It also doubles as a means of communication for funders and the HIV and AIDS office and also between people who are working on the ground, for whom it will be useful to compare notes and swap stories around their work. The website address is www.anglicanaids.org".
The theme of the next (13th) meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council to be held in Nottingham, England, in 2005 will be "Living Communion". The author experienced that communion in a recent visit to Swaziland where a delegation visited St. Margaret of Scotland parish. The Rev. Ooma Marumbela, one of the first two women deacons in Swaziland, runs a centre for orphaned children whose parents have usually died of complications of HIV and AIDS. "Swaziland has the highest HIV and AIDS infection rate in the world. The country faces many challenges with its government, with gender issues and the devastating impact of poverty".
See also article "Prayers for Swaziland .." on pp. 4-5 of this issue.
"Submitted to the Anglican Communion by Archdeacon Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea the Anglican Observer at the United Nations, New York".
"Edited by the Revd Canon Jeffrey Mark Golliher ... Program Assistant for the Environment and Sustainable Development, the Office of the Anglican Observer at the United Nations".
"A Continuum imprint".
Documents and proceedings of the "Global Anglican Congress on the Stewardship of Creation. The Congress was held in August of 2002 in South Africa, organized by my office, the Anglican Office at the United Nations (AUNO), and was hosted locally by The Rt. Rev. Geoff Davies, Bishop of Umzimvubu". -- p. 3.
Contents divided into five main sections: [Preliminary material including Introduction] -- Section I -- Section II: Homilies -- Section III: Provincial and Country Reports -- Section IV: Biographical Sketches of Congress Speakers and Organizers.
Contents of [Preliminary material]: Message from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Anglican Congress on the Stewardship of Creation / George L. Carey -- Reflections on the Global Anglican Congress / Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea -- Declaration of the Global Anglican Congress on the Stewardship of Creation -- Resolutions on Creation and Ecology at the 1998 Lambeth Conference -- Resolution of the Twelfth Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council [on UN Observer and Environmental Network] -- Global Anglican Congress Delegates and Participants.
Section I includes sub-sections for main Plenary Presentation topics i.e. Community Empowerment -- Water -- Food and Agriculture -- Energy and Climate Change -- HIV/AIDS -- Biodiversity -- Ecojustice -- Gender and Human Development -- The Beauty of Empowerment.
Contents of Section I: The Purpose of the Anglican Congress : The Stewardship of Creation and Sustainable Development / Jeff Golliher -- Plenary Presentations: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT -- Local Community Empowerment / Jan Loubser -- WATER -- What is Happening to Water ? / Anthony Turton -- FOOD AND AGRICULTURE -- Sacred Meals and the Global Food System / Peter Mann -- Food Security in India / Jessie Jeyakaran -- Assessing the Promise of Genetically Modified Food / Eric Beresford -- ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE -- Renewable Energy and Creation : Experience in South Africa / Joe McGervey -- Contraction and Convergence / John Oliver -- Global Warming and the Transition to Green Energy / Sally Bingham -- Solar Light for Africa, Ltd. : An Example of How Churches Can Provide Solar Light and Energy in African Communities / William Rukirande -- Global Warming and a Fragile Environment : A Christian Response / George Browning -- HIV/AIDS -- 'Deep in the Flesh': The Body of Christ, HIV/AIDS and Sustainable Development / Denise Ackermann -- BIODIVERSITY -- The Meaning of 'Biodiversity' and the Situation in Madagascar / Chantal Andrianarivo -- Biodiversity and Ecojustice / Geoff Davies -- The JITUME Foundation's Tree Planting Program: An Example of the Interdependence among Community Empowerment, Climate Change, and Biodiversity / The Diocese of Mpwapwa (The Anglican Church of Tanzania) -- ECO-JUSTICE -- Eco-Justice and the Church / Geoff Davies -- How Good Intentions Go Wrong: An African Case Study / Richard Fuggle -- Economic and Ecological Justice / David Beetge -- GENDER AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT -- Gender and Human Development / Rosina Wiltshire -- THE BEAUTY OF EMPOWERMENT -- The Beauty and Spirit of Empowerment / Wangari Maathai presented by Juliana Mugure Muchai.
Contents of Section II Homilies: We Are God's Handiwork / Simon E. Chiwanga -- Walk with Love and Care on God's Earth / Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea -- Closing Homily and Blessing of the Participants' Commitments / Njongonkulu W.H. Ndungane.
Contents of Section III: Provincial and Country Reports: Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia / Gerald Billings -- Church of Bangladesh / Davis Lalmohon Mazumder -- Church of Burundi / John Wesley Nduwayo -- Church of Canada / Kenneth J. Gray -- Church of England -- Church of Ireland -- Church of North India -- Church of Scotland -- Church of the Province of Southern Africa (CPSA) -- Church in Wales -- Church of the West Indies -- Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
Twenty-two members of the Commission from every corner of the Anglican Communion gathered at the Kempton Park Conference Centre in South Africa for the first meeting of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Even. The group heard presentations about the reality of AIDS in South Africa and heard that "last year 250,000 South Africans died from AIDS. This number will double in six years". The group published a document entitled "A Call" and invited all dioceses, parishes and local churches, to consider the document and send their responses to the Mission Department of the Anglican Communion Office. [Full text of document reproduced here.]
Also includes an "HIV/AIDS -Factfile" and brief reports from USPG supported health projects in Malawi, South Africa and Zambia.
The Advent 1996 issue of the International Anglican Family Network "tells of just a few of the projects, linked with churches, which are trying to alleviate the suffering and halt the spread of the disease. In this terrible situation there are signs of hope." Article includes reports from 12 different countries.