"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.
"Submitted to the Anglican Communion by Archdeacon Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea the Anglican Observer at the United Nations, New York".
"Edited by the Revd Canon Jeffrey Mark Golliher ... Program Assistant for the Environment and Sustainable Development, the Office of the Anglican Observer at the United Nations".
"A Continuum imprint".
Documents and proceedings of the "Global Anglican Congress on the Stewardship of Creation. The Congress was held in August of 2002 in South Africa, organized by my office, the Anglican Office at the United Nations (AUNO), and was hosted locally by The Rt. Rev. Geoff Davies, Bishop of Umzimvubu". -- p. 3.
Contents divided into five main sections: [Preliminary material including Introduction] -- Section I -- Section II: Homilies -- Section III: Provincial and Country Reports -- Section IV: Biographical Sketches of Congress Speakers and Organizers.
Contents of [Preliminary material]: Message from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Anglican Congress on the Stewardship of Creation / George L. Carey -- Reflections on the Global Anglican Congress / Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea -- Declaration of the Global Anglican Congress on the Stewardship of Creation -- Resolutions on Creation and Ecology at the 1998 Lambeth Conference -- Resolution of the Twelfth Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council [on UN Observer and Environmental Network] -- Global Anglican Congress Delegates and Participants.
Section I includes sub-sections for main Plenary Presentation topics i.e. Community Empowerment -- Water -- Food and Agriculture -- Energy and Climate Change -- HIV/AIDS -- Biodiversity -- Ecojustice -- Gender and Human Development -- The Beauty of Empowerment.
Contents of Section I: The Purpose of the Anglican Congress : The Stewardship of Creation and Sustainable Development / Jeff Golliher -- Plenary Presentations: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT -- Local Community Empowerment / Jan Loubser -- WATER -- What is Happening to Water ? / Anthony Turton -- FOOD AND AGRICULTURE -- Sacred Meals and the Global Food System / Peter Mann -- Food Security in India / Jessie Jeyakaran -- Assessing the Promise of Genetically Modified Food / Eric Beresford -- ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE -- Renewable Energy and Creation : Experience in South Africa / Joe McGervey -- Contraction and Convergence / John Oliver -- Global Warming and the Transition to Green Energy / Sally Bingham -- Solar Light for Africa, Ltd. : An Example of How Churches Can Provide Solar Light and Energy in African Communities / William Rukirande -- Global Warming and a Fragile Environment : A Christian Response / George Browning -- HIV/AIDS -- 'Deep in the Flesh': The Body of Christ, HIV/AIDS and Sustainable Development / Denise Ackermann -- BIODIVERSITY -- The Meaning of 'Biodiversity' and the Situation in Madagascar / Chantal Andrianarivo -- Biodiversity and Ecojustice / Geoff Davies -- The JITUME Foundation's Tree Planting Program: An Example of the Interdependence among Community Empowerment, Climate Change, and Biodiversity / The Diocese of Mpwapwa (The Anglican Church of Tanzania) -- ECO-JUSTICE -- Eco-Justice and the Church / Geoff Davies -- How Good Intentions Go Wrong: An African Case Study / Richard Fuggle -- Economic and Ecological Justice / David Beetge -- GENDER AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT -- Gender and Human Development / Rosina Wiltshire -- THE BEAUTY OF EMPOWERMENT -- The Beauty and Spirit of Empowerment / Wangari Maathai presented by Juliana Mugure Muchai.
Contents of Section II Homilies: We Are God's Handiwork / Simon E. Chiwanga -- Walk with Love and Care on God's Earth / Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea -- Closing Homily and Blessing of the Participants' Commitments / Njongonkulu W.H. Ndungane.
Contents of Section III: Provincial and Country Reports: Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia / Gerald Billings -- Church of Bangladesh / Davis Lalmohon Mazumder -- Church of Burundi / John Wesley Nduwayo -- Church of Canada / Kenneth J. Gray -- Church of England -- Church of Ireland -- Church of North India -- Church of Scotland -- Church of the Province of Southern Africa (CPSA) -- Church in Wales -- Church of the West Indies -- Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
"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 book has grown out of the work of Anglicare, carried on through its AIDSLink programme. AIDSLink is the common thread which has brought these people and stories together. Discussions between AIDSLink Coordinator, Judith Antill, and myself led to firstly to the idea of a `book of stories' and finally, to this printed volume." -- Acknowledgements, p. v.
"Discussion questions and thought-provoking Bible verses accompany each story." -- Back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Alfred W. Steinbeck -- Acknowledgements / Mamie Long -- Glossary -- Introduction -- Graham and Margaret -- Tania -- Scott -- Jenny and Andrew -- Michael -- Jean and Marion -- Rebecca -- A church's story -- How can I care for people ? -- What is HIV/AIDS ? -- Stopping the spread -- About AIDSLink -- Selected resources.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography, p. 62.
"The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recognizes and values the efforts carried out by religious groups in care and treatment of people living with HIV infection and AIDS. This is the first of what UNAIDS hopes will be several documents reporting on the work of leaders from different religions (Christian, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist) addressing the challenge of HIV and AIDS from their own religious perspective. .... In order to start this process of collaboration UNAIDS supported a workshop to which 62 leading academic theologians from Christian traditions were invited. It took place in Windhoek, Namibia in [8-11] December 2003". -- Background, p. .
Contents: Background -- Acknowledgements -- Acronyms -- Foreword -- Workshop participants and additional signatories -- Outcome from the workshop : HIV and AIDS related stigma : a framework for theological reflection -- Speeches.
Speeches: HIV and AIDS: the challenge and the context: stigma and discrimination: incarnation and the Namibian experience / Richard W. Bauer -- Why should Churches respond to issues of stigma and discrimination in reaction to HIV and AIDS ? / Robert J. Vitillo -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: living with the experience / Johannes Petrus Heath -- Conceptualizing stigma / Gillian Paterson -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: possible theological approaches: stigma and Christian theology / Enda MacDonald -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: implications for theological education, research, communication and community: stigma: implications for the theological agenda / Denise Ackerman -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: responding to the challenge: stigma: communicating the message, influencing church leaders and members / Musa Dube.
Anglican participants are: the Rev. Dr. Denise Ackermann and the Rev. Johannes Petrus Heath, both of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.
"Produced by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (Project North)".
"You have in your hands an introduction to the Canadian churches' work on Aboriginal issues. This booklet was compiled for you by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC). 1995 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (formerly Project North). Project North was born in 1975 after Aboriginal leaders called the national churches to do more than pass resolutions and issue statements on Aboriginal issues". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Lorraine Land, National Co-Chair, Aboriginal Rights Coalition (Project North) -- Theological Preface / Menno Wiebe, Mennonite Central Committee, Canada -- History of Contact between Indigenous Peoples and Newcomers in the Country Now Called Canada -- The Untied Church of Canada Apology to Native Congregations -- A New Covenant: Towards the Constitutional Recognition and Protection of Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: A Pastoral Statement by the Leaders of the Christian Churches on Aboriginal Rights and the Canadian Constitution: February 5, 1987 -- Key Issues -- A Selective Resource List: Churches and First Nations -- Resources on Aboriginal Land Rights and Self-Determination -- Aboriginal Rights Coalition Network Groups -- Notes [blank pages headed "Notes"] -- What is ARC ?
"Barely two weeks after September 11, 2001, the bishops of the Episcopal Church met for a scheduled meeting, the subject of which happened to be 'God's Mission in a Global Communion of Difference'. The papers and speeches from that meeting are compiled here and present topics of pressing concern, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa; 'modern' racism; and the understanding of the role of mission in a global community. Coming so soon after the shocking and tragic events of September 11, these essays take on immediacy and relevance that makes them compelling reading for all of us haunted by many questions that can be captured in a single one: Why ?" -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgement -- On Waging Reconciliation / House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church September 26, 2001 -- Introduction / Ian T. Douglas -- Opening Remarks by the Presiding Bishop / Frank T. Griswold -- From Creation to New Creation : The Mission of God in the Biblical Story / Grant LeMarquand -- Is Reconciliation Possible ? : Lessons from Combating `Modern Racism' / Valerie Batts -- Globalization : The Social Gospel and Christian Leadership Today / Richard Parker -- Globalization and the West : A Call for Moral Imagination / Leng Lim -- Mission in the Midst of Suffering : The `Bleak Immensity' of HIV/AIDS, A South African Perspective / Denise Ackerman -- Encountering Difference in a Plural World : A Pentecost Paradigm for Mission / Christopher Duraisingh -- Restoration, Reconciliation, and Renewal in God's Mission and the Anglican Communion / Ian T. Douglas -- Closing Reflections by the Presiding Bishop / Frank T. Griswold -- Appendix 1: Petitions of the Community Eucharists / Geralyn Wolf -- Appendix 2: Remarks by an Observer / David Gitari -- Appendix 3: Build My World Anew : Reflections from Vermont / Karla Gobbs and Christina Daniels on behalf of the Spouses Gathering -- Appendix 4: Program Presenters.
"Much of this book is based on talks and sermons which I have given in many different places". -- Acknowledgements, p. [xi].
Contents: Acknowledgements -- 1. From Robben Island to Bishopscourt -- 2. South Africa : the challenges -- 3. The Church : the challenges -- 4. New perspectives -- Selected references and further reading.
2. South Africa: the challenges section sub-divided into sections: Addressing injustice, locally and globally -- How the international financial system is strangling Africa -- Poverty: the new apartheid -- A call to relieve poverty -- A clean slate: Africa's springboard to new hope -- Why the rest of the world should care -- A new humanity for a new age.
3. The Church: the challenges section divided into sub-sections: Some significant milestones in our history -- Church unity -- The road to wholeness -- Joyful servants of God -- Africans and women in society -- The Anglican Communion -- Scriptures: what is at issue in Anglicanism today ?
4. New perspective section contains: Postscript: World Summit on Sustainable Development.
Author has been Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa since 1996.
OTCH Note: One of the pieces represents an address given by Archbishop Ndungane at the Conference on "Local Communities, Global Realities" held in Toronto, Canada, 21 June 1999.