"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.
"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.
Proceedings of a conference held July 8-11, 2006 in Padua, Italy.
"In June 2006 [sic i.e. 8-12 July 2006] over four hundred Catholic moral theologians from all over the world gathered in Padua, Italy, to take part in the first international, cross-cultural conversation on theological ethics. .... In this collection our focus us on the field of applied ethics. From the 120 papers from around the world originally presented at this conference, all focused on issues of critical global, social, political, and economic concern, we present 30 that represent the key challenges that lie ahead". -- Intro.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents divided into seven main parts: Globalization, Justice, and Environment -- Gender -- War and Peace -- HIV/AIDS -- Bioethics and Social Justice -- Sexuality and Marriage -- Challenges to Method in Moral Theology.
Contents: Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Cross-cultural Conversations: Applied Ethics in a World Church / Linda Hogan -- Opting for the Poor in the Face of Growing Poverty / Humberto Miguel Yanez -- An Ethical Analysis of Globalization from an Indian Perspective / John Chathanatt -- Globalization and African Economic Reform / Aquiline Tarimo -- Globalization and Free Trade Agreements: Ethical Analysis and Alternatives / Kenneth M. Weare -- Setting Aside Some Economic Paradigms / Alejandro C. Llorente -- A Ringing Endorsement of Capitalism ? The Influence of the Neo-liberal Agenda on Official Catholic Social Teaching / Johan Verstraeten -- Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church and the Ethic of the Environment / Karl Golser -- Reflections on the Relationship between Ecology and Theological Ethics / Simon Morandini -- Becoming Better Samaritans: The Quest for New Models of Doing Social-economic Justice in Africa / Teresia Hinga -- Women's Perspectives in Bioethics: A Case Study from Tribal India / Pushpa Joseph -- Gendered Identity Formation and Moral Theology / Christine E. Gudorf -- A Tale of Two Presumptions: The Development of Roman Catholic Just War Theory / William Werpehowski -- A New 'Casus Belli' ? Counterproliferation in an Age of Terrorism / Kenneth R. Himes -- AIDS, Africa, and the "Age of Miraculous Medicine": Naming the Silences / Emmanuel Katongole -- Ethics of HIV/AIDS Prevention: Paradigms of a New Discourse from an African Perspective / Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator -- HIV/AIDS in Africa: An Urgent Task for an Inculturated Theological Ethic / Paul Chummar -- Who Sinned ? AIDS-Related Stigma and the Church / Gillian Paterson -- Religion in the AIDS Crisis: Irrelevance, Adversary, or Ally ? The Case of the Catholic Church / Bertrand Lebouche, Jean-Francois Malherbe, Christian Trepo, and Raymond Lemieux -- The Contribution of Theology to Bioethical Discussion / Jose Roque Junges -- Multinational Biomedical Research in Impoverished Communities Toward a Theory of Global Social Justice / Jorge Jose Ferrer -- Embryo Adoption: Expanding the Terms of the Debate / Darlene Fozard Weaver -- Nutrition and Hydration in the Care of Terminally Ill Patients: Ethical and Theological Challenges / Marie-Jo Thiel -- A Contextual Approach to the Practical Tradition of Hospital Care / Catherine Fino -- The Fragility of Marriage: Concerning Methodology in Christian Ethics / Philippe Bordeyne -- "What God Has Joined Together": The Specifically Christian Quality of Conjugal Love / Aristide Fumagalli -- The Truly Human Sexual Act and Complementarity: Proposing a Reconstruction / Todd A. Saltzman and Michael G. Lawler -- The Use of Sociological Studies to Confirm or Critique Roman Catholic Sexual Ethics / Michael J. Hartwig -- Contraception: Is Dialogue Possible between Proportionalism and the Ethic of Virtue ? / Gustavo Irrazabal -- Benedict XVI's 'Deus Caritas Est': An Ethical Analysis / Stephen J. Pope -- Tolerance, Pluralism, and Religious Truth / Johan De Tavernier.
"Written and edited by Ed Bianchi, Maura Hanrahan, Jennifer Henry, Shannon Neufeldt, and Chuck Wright". p. iv.
"The article, 'Understanding Treaty as Covenant', was graciously provided by Stan McKay". -- p. iv.
"'In Peace and Friendship' is a response to those who faith or conscience compels them to understand more deeply the struggles of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It provides an opportunity, particularly for non-Aboriginal people, to open themselves to a new perspective by exploring a relationship with the original inhabitants of this land that recognizes their unique nationhood. .... [It] is an educational resource for groups of youth or adults, within a congregation, a regional church body or as an open community event. There are five sessions. This resource could be used as a series of weekly workshops for a local group or linked together for a 2-day conference or retreat. The first and fifth sessions assume a Christian perspective". -- p. i.
Contents: [Prefatory Material i.e.] Purpose -- Uses -- Facilitators -- Format -- Before You Begin -- Terminology -- Table of Contents -- A New Relationship: Contextual Article -- Session 1: Renewing the Covenant -- Faithful to God's Covenant: Theological Reflection -- Session 2: Nation to Nation -- A Continent of Nations: Background Article -- Session 3: Collective Rights -- In Common: Background Article -- Session 4: A Case in Point -- Reclaiming Land in Caledonia: Background Article -- Session 5: Churches in Solidarity ? -- The Churches' Role in Recognizing Aboriginal Rights: Background Article.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -187).
"On the afternoon of a hot southern African summer day in the capital city of Zimbabwe, some 1000 participants at the eighth assembly of the World Council of Churches engaged in a deliberative session on `Ubuntu and the African kairos'. It was 8 December 1998, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the WCC. A local Zimbabwean theatre group enacted a powerful political drama entitled `A Journey of Hope'. This was the beginning -- or launch -- of a pilgrimage of conversion, commitment, and above all accompaniment. It was agreed that the focus on Africa would be one of wholehearted support for the churches and peoples of the continent. There would be an emphasis on transformation of Africa's social, political and economic systems in order to create a just society in which women and young people, too, would participate fully. Peace and reconciliation would be sought between people and communities. Everything within the church's power would be devoted to help contain and overcome the scourge of HIV and AIDS. Good governance, ethical values and stewardship would be emphasized. And the churches affirmed the rights of African children to hope for a bright future which, with all their strength and ability, they would help to create". -- back cover.
Contents: Dedication [to Dr. Aaron Tolen] -- Preface / Samuel Kobia -- A Letter to My Ancestors / Mercy Amba Oduyoye -- Journey of Hope to a New Africa -- The Origins of Pan-African Ecumenism -- Forgiveness and Healing of Memories -- Reconstruction of Africa -- Health and Spirituality of Africa -- The Quest for Justice and Human Dignity -- Renewing African Ecumenism -- New Ecumenical Thresholds -- The Gift of African Women -- Appendix One: African Ecumenical Covenants -- Appendix Two: Statements on Africa from WCC Central and Executive Committees -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and acronyms -- Bibliography.
"This book is the first of a two-part series which deals with the African churches and HIV/AIDS. The second part, 'Acting in Hope: African Churches and HIV/AIDS 2', is also published as a Risk Book". -- Acknowledgements.
"The church in Africa is called upon to live out the positive attitude toward travellers that is found in African societies. It must express solidarity with people living with HIV. It must engage in accompaniment. It must travel with people living with HIV and be sensitive to their rights and needs. Crucially, it must break down barriers between 'us' and 'them'. A church 'with friendly feet' walks alongside those affected by HIV. It courageously proclaims that it is a church living with HIV and AIDS. It refuses to throw stones (John 8:1-11) and recognizes that the gospel compels us Christians to love without limits". -- Intro.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The Church in Africa: An Overview -- A Weakened Response to HIV/AIDS -- Churches with Friendly Feet -- Churches with Anointed Hands -- Conclusion.
Author "serves as Theology Consultant for the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA)." -- back cover.
At head of title: PWRDF : Liturgy for World AIDS Day : December 1, 2002
Resource prepared by Susie Henderson [conversation with author, Susie Henderson].
"The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund created this liturgy for use by parishes and groups on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2002. It is designed for use during Advent, however it could be adapted for use throughout the year. PWRDF acknowledges HIV/AIDS as a global pandemic that affects all of us. In the year 2002 our worship service focuses on the disastrous situation in Africa". -- Leader's Guide, p. 1.
Contents: [Preface] -- [Service] -- Some Questions and Answers about HIV/AIDS -- A Prayer for AIDS Awareness Shabbat -- Sources.
Contents: What's in this Package and How Can I Use IT ? -- Sample Half-Day Workship Outline -- PWRDF Statement on HIV/AIDS Adopted by the PWRDF Board of Directors November 2, 2003 -- AIDS in Africa : Examples of HIV/AIDS programs supported by the PWRDF Development Program in Africa January 2003 --Openness, Courage and Faith : Connie's Story -- Promoting Literacy : Reducing Vulnerability -- Partnership for Life : Liturgy -- Partnership for Life : Liturgy : Leader's Guide -- [Introductory Letter dated 25 November 2003 and signed Susie Henderson] --  Fact Sheets i.e. Fact Sheet # 1 : PWRDF Initiative -- #2 : Global AIDS Pandemic -- #3 : Community Led Development -- #4 : Root Causes of Vulnerability -- #5 : Empowerment of Women and Girls -- #6 : Access to Treatment -- #7 : Global Fund -- #8 : Activity Suggestions -- Organizations for Further Information on HIV/AIDS -- Action Post Card to send to Prime Minister -- Brochure re Partnership for Life : For a Generation without AIDS -- Bookmark -- Badge -- Red ribbon.
"At the recent PWRDF Annual General Meeting [November 2003] we launched a new intitiative, "Partnership for Life for a Generation Without AIDS" to increase our capacity to support our partners as they turn back the tide of this deadly disease" -- [Introductory Letter].
"Moving towards life without AIDS is possible, but there is much to do. As we seek to follow Christ, let us work together so that one day we can all rejoice that we live in a world without AIDS. Our church supports partners around the world working for life without AIDS. Let us follow the lead of all who struggle with HIV/AIDS and support partners by using this worship service to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in corporate prayer and worship. This worship service has been produced ecumenically by The Anglican Church of Canada, The Presbyterian Church in Canada, and The United Church of Canada." -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents: Introduction to Worship Service -- Partnership for Life Worship Service -- Prayer of Intercession -- Reflection : Towards Life Without AIDS.