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.
"Created by the women of the coastal town of Hamburg, in South Africa's largely rural, poverty-stricken Eastern Cape Province, the Keiskamma Altarpiece is a message of hope for people who are contending with the devastation that AIDS has wrought in their lives in the midst of poverty and other hardships. Making its first voyage out of its homeland, the Keiskamma Altarpiece will have a three-venue journey to North America this summer  with stops in Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
After its appearance at the Sixteenth International AIDS Conference in Toronto [in August 2006], the Altarpiece has travelled to Chicago for a month-long stay at St. James Episcopal Cathedral. From Chicago the Altarpiece will go to the University of California at Los Angeles for several months installation hosted by the UCLA AIDS Institute and UCLA's Fowler Museum of Art."
"The Keiskamma Altarpiece was made using embroidery, beadwork, wire sculpture, and photographs. Its shape and dimensions (6.5 meters wide when fully open and 4.2 meters high) exactly replicates the multi-panel format of the famed Isenheim Altarpiece, now in Colmar, France. Moreveover, the synchronicity between the two is not limited to size and shape. The Keiskamma Altarpiece reflects a kindred spirit the Isenheim, both of them created in the face of a devastating plague wreaking havoc on their communities."
The Keiskamma Altarpiece was created by over 120 Xhosa women and some men and portrays the story of the crucifixion and redemption using local Xhosa imagery. "The Keiskamma Altarpiece is the second monumental artwork made by the women of the coastal town of Hamburg ... The first such piece, the 43 meter (138 feet) "Democracy Tapestry", inspired by the famed Bayeux Tapestry, presents the history of South Africa's first ten years of democracy".