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African women, religion, and health : essays in honor of Mercy Amba Ewudziwa Oduyoye

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog5297
Publication Date
c2006
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
BT 83.55 A295 2006
Place
Maryknoll NY
Publisher
Orbis Books
Publication Date
c2006
Physical_Description
xxii, 280 p. ; 21 x 13.5 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"Isabel Apawo Phiri and Sarojini Nadar, editors".
Includes bibliographical references.
"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.
Series
Voices from the margins series
Added Entry
Oduyoye, Mercy Amba, 1934-
Phiri, Isabel Apawo
Nadar, Sarojini, 1976-
Ackermann, Denise M., 1935-
Akintunde, Dorcas Olu (Dorcase Olubanke), 1961-
Akoto-Abutiate, Dorothy B.E.A.
Amoah, Elizabeth
Chirongoma, Sophia
Dube Shomanah, Musa W., 1964-
Kalu, Ogbu U., 1942-2009
Kanyoro, Musimbi R.A. (Musimbi Rachel Angogo), 1953-
Mbuy Beya, M. Bernadette
Moyo, Fulata L. (Fulata Lusungo)
Njoroge, Nyambura J.
Rakoczy, Susan
Russell, Letty M. (Letty Mandeville), 1929-2007
Subjects
Feminist theology - Africa
Women in Christianity - Africa
Women and religion - Africa
Women - Health and hygiene - Africa
Oduyoye, Mercy Amba, 1934-
Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians
Women theologians - Africa
Violence against women - Religious aspects - Christianity
AIDS (Disease) - Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Zimbabwe
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Christianity
Peace - Religious aspects - Christianity
Healing - Religious aspects - Christianity
ISBN
978-1-57075-635-1 (pbk.)
Call Number
BT 83.55 A295 2006
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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Chiefs boost bigamy ban

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article33166
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 November
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 November
Volume
131
Issue
9
Page
14
Notes
A ban against polygamy in Zimbabwe will help to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Subjects
AIDS (Disease) - Zimbabwe
Polygamy - Zimbabwe
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From the Secretary General : A valiant ministry

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article26566
Author
Peterson, John L. (John Louis), 1942-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
1999 Michaelmas
Author
Peterson, John L. (John Louis), 1942-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
1999 Michaelmas
Issue
95
Page
2
Notes
While attending a meeting of MISSIO, the Mission Commission of the Anglican Communion, in Harare, Zimbabwe, in April 1999, the author attended the funeral of an AIDS victim with the Rev. Petros Nyatsanza. The man who died was pre-deceased by his wife and infant daughter, all victims of AIDS.
Subjects
Nyatsanza, Petros
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Central Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Zimbabwe
Church work with AIDS patients - Church of the Province of Central Africa
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International Anglican Family Network : HIV and AIDS and Young People

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article21742
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
1996 Advent
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
1996 Advent
Issue
84
Page
[35-46]
Notes
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.
Subjects
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
AIDS (Disease) in young people
Church work with AIDS patients
AIDS (Disease) - Uganda
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Uganda
Church of the Province of Uganda. Diocese of Ruwenzori
Church of the Province of Uganda. Diocese of Kitgum
AIDS (Disease) - Zambia
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Central Africa
AIDS (Disease) - South Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Southern Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Sierra Leone
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of West Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Zimbabwe
AIDS (Disease) - Australia
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Australia
Death - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Australia
Church work with the bereaved - Anglican Church of Australia
AIDS (Disease) - Hong Kong
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion. Diocese of Hong Kong
AIDS (Disease) - Thailand
AIDS (Disease) - Papua New Guinea
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea
AIDS (Disease) - Great Britain
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of England
AIDS (Disease) - United States
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Dallas
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Letters from Overseas: HIV/AIDS. garbage disposal, and other matters

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article32803
Author
Wheeler, Jennifer
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Matters
Date
2005 Spring
Author
Wheeler, Jennifer
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Matters
Date
2005 Spring
Volume
12
Issue
2
Page
23
Notes
The author, a librarian and Volunteer in Mission from the diocese of Montreal, is working at Newton Theological College, in Papua New Guinea. She describes a powerful speaker at the College. "Fr. Nicholas (Anglican priest) from Zimbabwe, who was doing a training workshop on AIDS/HIV. This man is training church people and teachers by telling them about the Zimbabwean experience: how the church shut its eyes and ears to the virus, refused to talk about the sexual connection, refused to endorse the use of condoms and now is reaping the awful harvest of those decisions". She also describes how garbage disposal is handled at the College and the concern that the College has polluted a local water source. She will soon start teaching an advanced English course for the wives of students.
Subjects
Wheeler, Jennifer
Volunteers in Mission - Anglican Church of Canada
Newton Theological College (Popondetta, Papua New Guinea)
Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea. Diocese of Port Moresby
AIDS (Disease) - Papua New Guinea
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea
AIDS (Disease) - Zimbabwe
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Central Africa
Refuse and refusal disposal - Papua New Guinea
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea
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News in Brief : Food shortages add to diocese's problems

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31321
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2004 Easter
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2004 Easter
Issue
113
Page
47
Notes
"The Diocese of Central Zimbabwe is planning an extensive food relief programme as the region is suffering a fourth year of major food shortages." The diocese set up extensive HIV/AIDS programmes in 2003. An average of "two parishioners die of AIDS every month per parish. This translates into three people every day." Mr. Peter Kwaramba is the diocesan communications officer and also in charge of the St. Patrick's HIV/AIDS action programme also known as PATHAID. The programme works for "HIV/AIDS prevention, but also to deal with its contingent problems, including support for the terminally ill, orphaned and marginalised children, and for families in general. `The project sees HIV/AIDS as a developmental problem and tackles it prevention, care and support ... with empowerment ... spiritual and economic', said Mr. Kwaramba. The only problem with ensuring the project worked, he added, was a lack of funds and a vehicle".
Subjects
Church of the Province of Central Africa. Diocese of Central Zimbabwe
AIDS (Disease) - Zimbabwe
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Central Africa
Church work with AIDS patients - Church of the Province of Central Africa
Food supply - Zimbabwe
Food supply - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Central Africa
Kwaramba, Peter
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Reflections: Easter : A Meditation

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article34676
Author
Bakare, Sebastian, 1940-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2007 Eastertide
Author
Bakare, Sebastian, 1940-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2007 Eastertide
Issue
125
Page
50
Notes
A meditation by the now retired bishop of Manicaland, Zimbabwe. A reflection on Mark chapter 15, verses 9-14, the persecution and suffering of Christ because he was not one of the powerful and threatened them with his love for the poor and powerless. "As we know the same violence that nailed Jesus to the cross in still prevalent in our world even today. It has many forms and can be physical as well as verbal .... HIV and AIDS is claiming lots of lives in Zimbabwe today. Should anyone be stoned to death because of helping the infected or affected, for instance the orphans ? Should anyone be harassed or beaten up because she/he has offered food to a hungry family ? Indeed we have heard voices saying time and again: Do not love or care for them because they are not 'one of us'. Whenever an act of violence is committed, the perpetrators appear to be victorious. But history has shown us again and again that perpetrators of violence always become the losers in the end. Jesus appeared to be a victim but today we celebrate his victory of the resurrection ...".
Subjects
Suffering - Religious aspects - Christianity
Jesus Christ - Passion
Easter - Church of the Province of Central Africa
Social justice - Anglican Communion
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Central Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Zimbabwe
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