"We, the Anglican Communion across Africa, pledge ourselves to promise that future generations will be born and live free from AIDS". "Over 35 leaders, among them Provincial Secretaries and AIDS Co-ordinators from all the 12 African Provinces and the Diocese of Egypt, attended the weeklong workshop at the Ankrah Foundation in Mukono [from 26 January to 1 February 2003]."
"The theme of this year's International AIDS Conference was `Access for All'. Special attention was being given to the role of communities in combating the AIDS epidemic. A significant dimension of community response was found in the work of faith-based organizations and the growing forms of collaboration among them". Prior to the International AIDS Conference, "the Christians, Muslims and Buddhists organized separate pre-Conference meetings for their own communities. The Pre-Conference meetings focused on workshops, sharing and discussions in the light of their particular religious teachings, principles and experiences." "The presence and involvement of faith-based actors at this particular Conference was the largest and most active to date."
Author is Manager of St. John's Cathedral HIV Education Centre in Hong Kong.
"Canadians wishing to know about the missionary work of fellow Anglicans can benefit from a tracking program called Anglican Missionary Awareness Program (A-Map). A-Map is a volunteer effort which is still getting under way. It will attempt to: Gather name and profiles of Canadian Anglicans involved in overseas mission -- both General Synod Volunteers in Mission and those serving with other agencies; Strengthen awareness within the Anglican Church of Canada of the need for global mission .... People wanting information on Canadians involved in mission overseas, should write to A-Map, 9008-143 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5R 0P4; Fax (403) 456-3707; e-mail: email@example.com".