"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.
"First published in Great Britain 1990. ... Fourth impression 1995". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
The author, a Church of England hospital chaplain, "has edited this controversial and hard-hitting collection of essays, which calls for a clearer understanding of the ethical issues, a deeper appreciation of the implication for modern theology, and a more sensitive response to all who suffer from the disease [of HIV/AIDS]. [This book] is intended as a helpful theological and pastoral resource for all who are affected by HIV/AIDS, whether as carers or sufferers. With that in mind, the ten main essays are interspersed with short reflections by men and women who have been diagnosed HIV positive, and who have been invited to speak for themselves about their personal struggle to live fully and creatively in the face of chaos and the prospect of death." -- back cover.
Contents: Contributors -- Foreword dated October 1989 / Richard Oxon i.e. Richard Harries, Anglican Bishop of Oxford -- Acknowledgements dated Oxford, January 1990 / James Woodward -- Introduction / James Woodward -- 1. To the Churches with Love from the Lighthouse / Stephen Pattison -- Nigel Sheldrick -- 2. AIDS, Shame and Suffering / Grace Jantzen -- Lloyd -- 3. Members One of Another / Andrew Henderson -- John Shine -- 4. New Showings: God Revealed in Friendship / Mark Pryce -- Adrian -- 5. 'The Carnality of Grace': Sexuality, Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry / Kenneth Leech -- David Randall -- 6. Order and Chaos: The Church and Sexuality / Jeanette Renouf -- Sebastian -- 7. AIDS and the Will of God / Edward Norman -- Victoria -- 8. Is Health a Gospel Imperative ? / Sara Maitland -- Anna -- 9. In a Biblical Perspective / Leslie Houlden -- What sort of world ? What sort of God ? / Peter Baelz -- 'And who is my neighbour ?' / Mark Pryce.
"We [the Primates of the Anglican Communion] commend the wonderful range of resources contained in this pack as community based groups seek to engage in the moral, spiritual and medical issues that affect both family life and the spread of HIV/AIDS. It is our hope that it will assist our partners as we work together in different ways to equip our children and churches to protect themselves from HIV". -- inside front cover.
Contains 8 booklets and Feedback Sheet in folder.
Contents:  How to use this pack --  Trust and participatory exercises --  Introducing the HIV/AIDS issues --  Code pictures and role-plays -- Prayers and reflections -- Faith and HIV/AIDS -- Personal stories --  Raising awareness and campaigning --  Feedback Sheet.
Contents: Introduction / Rowan Williams -- Notes on the Contributors -- Anti-gay and anti-lesbian politics : some recent political history / Janet Batsleer -- Beyond gin and lace : homosexuality and the Anglo-Catholic subculture/ Kenneth Leech -- The General Synod debate on sexual morality : November 1987 / Martin Peirce -- Bearing false witness : one woman's response to the recent debate on homosexuality / Clare Sealy -- Many mansions : a personal witness on the challenge of AIDS / David Randall -- On raising the level of moral debate / Nicholas Holtam -- Voices in the air.