"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.
Contents: Introduction : Towards Multi-sectoral Teaching in a Time of HIV/AIDS / Musa W. Dube -- Teaching and Talking about Our Sexuality : A Means of Combating HIV/AIDS / Agrippa G. Khathide -- Methods of Integrating HIV/AIDS in Biblical Studies / Musa W. Dube -- Does the Hebrew Bible Have Anything to Tell Us about HIV/AIDS / Johanna Stiebert -- Prophecy as a Method of Speaking about the HIV/AID Epidemic in Southern Africa / Madipoane Masenya (ngwana' Mphahlele) -- The Prophetic Model in the New Testament / Musa W. Dube -- Towards an HIV/AIDS-Sensitive Curriculum / Tinyiko Sam Maluleke -- Facing the Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa : Towards a Theology of Life / Moji A. Ruele -- Culture, Gender and HIV/AIDS : Understanding and Acting on the Issues / Musa W. Dube -- Social Location as a Story-Telling Method of Teaching in HIV/AIDS Contexts / Musa W. Dube -- Pastoral Care and Counseling / Larry R. Colvin -- Hopeful Compassion : Spiritual Care for the Person Living with HIV/AIDS / Andre E. de la Porte -- Project Design and Management / Prisca Mokgadi -- An HIV and AIDS Curriculum for Theological Institutions in Africa.
"In response to HIV/AIDS and its consequences, this collection of essays by young African scholars proposes a pattern of Christian education designed to equip churches for ministry in a time of crisis. .... Experienced teachers and theologians describe ways to address HIV/AIDS through the academic disciplines of ministerial preparation as well as in continuing education opportunities, short courses for laity and training-of-trainers seminars for parish workers. Practical guides for classroom discussion of HIV/AIDS are provided in the areas of health and human sexuality, biblical interpretation, theology, counseling, gender perspectives, project design and management". -- back cover.
"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.
"This manual is a Christian response to HIV/AIDS". -- Intro.
This book "is designed for all those Christians who are called to help people cope with HIV/AIDS. Step by step, it introduces us to the basic medical facts, and guides us through practical, loving approaches that enable us to empathize and communicate with those whose lives have been transformed by the disease. Using everyday language and case studies that reveal the kinds of issues and problems that counsellors typically face, this Bible based manual helps us discover within ourselves and those to whom we talk the confidence, respect and hope that can help people living with HIV/AIDS overcome their fears". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface / Manoj Kurian -- Introduction -- Let's Begin at the Beginning -- The Christian Response -- Called to Care -- A Way of Christian Listening -- Listening with Loving Attention -- A Process that Helps Us to Heal -- Case Studies -- Using Prayer and Scripture -- Glossary -- References and Further Reading.
This book "gathers together recent theological responses to the challenge of the current HIV/AIDS pandemic. It starts from the Theological Workshop organised by UNAIDS in Namibia in December 2003 and uses some of the key participants as primary contacts for locating these responses on an international and ecumenical basis. .... At present some of the most important theological responses to HIV/AIDS are being made in Southern Africa, South America and India -- and are little known or appreciated in the West -- where HIV/AIDS is often considered to be a disease that is now in control. Statistical and epidemiological reports on the HIV/AIDS pandemic are now widely available in the West, but specifically theological responses are not. This book seeks to rectify this situation and position this theological challenge more centrally in Western theological education." -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements dated The Feast of the Transfiguration [i.e. 6 August], 2006 / Robin Gill -- The Contributors -- Introduction -- The Windhoek Report: HIV and AIDS-related stigma: a framework for theological reflection -- The Human and Pastoral Challenges on HIV and AIDS / Robert J. Vitillo -- Theology in a Time of AIDS / Enda McDonagh -- AIDS and Responsibility / Charles Ryan -- The Church, Homosexuality and AIDS / Gareth Moore -- Jesus, Prophecy and AIDS / Musa W. Dube -- AIDS, Leprosy and the Synoptic Jesus / Robin Gill -- AIDS and Theological Education / Denise M. Ackermann -- Evangelicals and AIDS / Stan Nussbaum -- The Yale Divinity School Women's Initiative on AIDS / Margaret A. Farley -- Counselling AIDS Patients: Job as a Paradigm / Gunther H. Wittenberg -- Bioethics, AIDS, Theology and Social Change / Lisa Sowle Cahill -- AIDS Prevention and the Lesser Good / Leonard M. Martin -- AIDS and a Casuistry of Accommodation / James F. Keenan -- Index of Names and Subjects --Index of Bible References.
Chapter 1 is a "Report from UNAIDS International Workshop for Academic Theologians from different Christian traditions, held at Windhoek, Namibia 8-11 December 2003".