At head of title: Youth ministry in the age of AIDS.
"The Reverend Canon Gene Robinson, Editor".
"An Educational Project of the Youth Ministries Office, Education for Mission and Ministry, Episcopal Church Center, 815 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017". -- verso of t.-p.
"Copyright 1989 The Episcopal Church Center". -- verso of t.-p.
"Adapted from 'AIDS and Christian Youth, Ministry and the Threat of AIDS' packet prepared by the American Lutheran Church, Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Lutheran Church of Canada, Lutheran Church in America and The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Copyright 1987 Augsburg Fortress Publishing House. Reprinted by permission of Augsburg Fortress". -- verso of t.-p.
"56-8933-1". -- back cover.
Part of resource kit consisting of four pieces. Kit and each resource catalogued separately.
"The 1988 General Convention of the Episcopal Church called for AIDS education in every congregation by the end of 1989 and requested that models of AIDS education be made available that 'promote abstinence or monogamy as well as candid and complete instruction regarding disease prevention measures'. I am pleased to commend 'Advising Young People about AIDS' to you and your congregation. This resource can help you and the people of your congregation respond to the AIDS crisis. It is a part of 'Youth Ministry in the Age of AIDS', an educational project of the Youth Ministries Office at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City, and directed toward the young people of our Church, their families, and the adults who minister to and with them". -- [Preface].
Contents: [Preface] dated 1 September 1989 / Edmond L. Browning, Presiding Bishop -- From the Editor dated 13 June 1989 / Gene Robinson, General Editor, Concord, New Hampshire -- Introduction -- Significant adults -- The need for sex education -- Why you should be involved -- Adolescents and AIDS -- The role of fear -- Sexuality and AIDS -- Drugs and AIDS -- Dealing with people living with AIDS -- Looking ahead -- Help You Can Give -- Upholding Christian values -- The direct approach -- Being specific about safer sex -- AIDS and the future.
"As late as the 1988 Lambeth Conference, bishops from Africa were denying that there was a disease called AIDS". The situation has changed now and the Cape Town joint meeting passed a resolution "that calls for a universal response to AIDS". Several African churches, including those of Uganda and Tanzania have developed AIDS education and prevention programs.
"The substance of a sermon preached by the Rt. Rev. John M. Krumm at St. Paul's Church, Tustin, California, June 8, 1986 -- AIDS Mass IV. Bishop Krumm is the retired Bishop of Southern Ohio". -- p. .
Contents: [Sermon] -- A prayer.
"Even as I welcome you to this Eucharist today, I need to ask the question: 'Why is this specially designated service of worship necessary ?' ... In 1918 a ravaging epidemic of influenza decimated the whole population, including the United States. Yet so far as I know, there was never any 'Flu Mass' proposed or celebrated. There were probably special prayers in the churches and synagogues, just as there are such prayers in all our current liturgies. But this special liturgical effort is, I believe, unprecedented (p. [1-2])." "This is not just a public health problem. The problem is also one of an appalling lack of ordinary humanitarian concern where a despised and feared and hated minority seems to be at risk (p. )". "In far too many religious bodies, including a large part of the Episcopal Church, the response to the crisis in humanitarianism posed by the epidemic of AIDS has been isolated, cautious and tentative. Our theology of sexuality is in part to blame, and it needs to be re-examined in light of recent psychological studies" (p. ).
Photo with caption. "Bishop Swing presents a panel commemorating two Episcopal priests as a reminder that `AIDS effects and threatens men, women, children of every walk of life', according to NAMES project director Anthony Turney".
The author, a conservative Episcopal priest, has written these book, consisting of three essays "in response to two items published by diocesan commissions in the Episcopal Church on the matter of changing sexual morality" (p. 1) and out of his conviction that "None of this could have happened had the Church not lost its own sense of identity in the Biblical framework, the Biblical cosmos, and the Biblical God and Father of the cosmos. None of this could have happened had the Church had a healthy relationship to the scientific community. Had we been rooted in the truth in a healthy way, we would have spotted this poison, named it for what it was, and thrown it out of our midst" (p. 3). -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction -- Sexuality and Family Life : The Biblical Roots -- Inclusion and Exclusion : The Biblical Way -- Science : The Poisoned Well -- Epilogue : The Bad News and the Good News -- Endnote : Emmaus Ministries -- Newark Report : Report of the Task Force on Changing Patters of Sexuality and Family Life.
Newark Report was "Prepared at the Request of the 111th Convention of the Diocese of Newark By The Task Force on Changing Patterns of Sexuality and Family Life", Chaired by Nelson S.T. Thayer, and consists of 17 pages (numbered N1-N17).
Dr. Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, visited the dioceses of Chicago and Los Angeles in May 1996 where he visited a number of the outreach ministries of both dioceses, including work with AIDS patients.
"Each issue of 'The Churches Speak' begins with an introductory essay which provides an overview of the topic itself and traces its recent historical manifestations. This essay also summarize, compares, and contrasts the opinions found in the individual statements, allowing the user to place each one in the appropriate context. Each essay concludes with bibliographic citations to sources for further reading on the topic. The statements presented in each monograph are arranged into four main sections based on broad religious families or traditions: The Roman Catholic Church (which represents the single largest religious body in the United States); Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches; Jewish Groups; and Other Religious Bodies. Within the Roman Catholic Church section, statements are arranged chronologically by issuing date. The remaining sections are subarranged alphabetically by individual churches, religious bodies, or ecumenical organizations; the statements issued by each organization are presented chronologically within that organization. Each of the four religious family sections is preceded by a note which provides background information of the family and analysis of its perspective on the issue in question." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / J. Gordon Melton -- Introductory Essay: The Contemporary Debate in the Churches on the AIDS Crisis -- Statements -- Index to Organizations, Statements, and Subjects.
Statements sub-divided into sections: Roman Catholic Church -- Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches -- Jewish Groups -- Other Religious Bodies.
OTCH Note: Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches section contains four Canadian and/or Anglican statements as follows: A Bi-National (Canada/United States) Consultation Statement on AIDS (1987) -- AIDS: Some Guidelines for Pastoral Care (1986) / Church of England -- Resolution on AIDS (1988), Report of the Commission on Human Affairs and Health (1988) / Episcopal Church -- Statement on AIDS (1986), Statement on AIDS (1987), AIDS in Canada (1988) / United Church of Canada.