"The 100-page report, 'A survey conducted for the Book of Alternative Services Evaluation Commission', is available from the Anglican Book Centre for $8.99. The Commission had earlier published 'Thinking about The Book of Alternative Services: A Discussion Primer' (also available from ABC at $8.99). Its focus is a theological evaluation of the BAS. 'This survey of the use and attitudes to the BAS by a variety of Anglicans is one of the ways in which the Evaluation Commission is fulfilling its mandate to consult with the Church', said John Webster, acting chair. 'The detailed results will be a significant factor in drawing up our report and recommendations to the 1995 General Synod'." [Text of entire article.]
Contents: Glossary -- Introduction -- Pastoral Counseling with the Persons with AIDS -- The Emotional Stress of AIDS -- A System of Psychosocial Stressors -- Family Systems Theory -- Application of Family Systems Theory -- A Case Study -- Conclusion -- A Personal Epilogue -- Bibliography.
"What to do ? Who can help ? Questions which confront all children and their families who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Sponsored by St. Luke's Parish in Burlington, Ontario, the 'Miriam Child and Family Support Group' has initiated a program to train volunteers to help meet the needs of children and their families as voiced by affected families living West of Toronto. The Anglican Foundation has provided a grant as 'seed' money to help the group in establishing the program. The group receives referrals from social workers at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and the Halton Public Health Department". [Text of entire article.]