"Prepared for the AIDS Working Group by General Synod Communications, Anglican Church of Canada".
Contents: The Working Group on AIDS -- What Am I ? -- A Mother's Story -- AIDS brings us face to face with the stranger, sexuality and death / Stephen Manning -- Biblical, Theological and Ethical Issues Surrounding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome / Geoffrey Parke-Taylor -- AIDS and the Church as a Healing Community -- More information on AIDS -- Intercessory Prayer.
"'Church and Society', together with the other sub-units 'Faith and Order', 'Dialogue with People of Living Faiths' and the 'Commission on World Mission and Evangelism' constitute Unit I (Faith and Witness) of the WCC. .... This present report is a compilation of the papers and proceedings of the third meeting of the Working Committee at Glion, Switzerland, in September 1987". -- The Context of This Report, p. 7, 9.
Contents divided into three main sections: [Introductory Material] -- Reports of Core Groups -- Background Papers and Reports.
Contents: Agenda for Church and Society Working Committee Sessions -- Participants -- Introduction: The Context of This Report -- Director's Report to Working Committee on Church and Society -- Minutes -- Members of Core Groups -- Reports of Core Groups: a) Towards a Theology of Nature and a Theocentric Ethic -- b) Report of Social Ethics Group -- c) Report of the group on Society, Technology and Environment -- d) Report of the Nuclear Energy Group -- Background Papers and Reports: A. Resumes of Published Papers and Reports : Re-Integrating God's Creation / B. Schulze -- Nature: Its Status in Theological Ethics / J.M. Gustafson -- God, Humanity and Nature in Relation to Justice and Peace / J.N.K. Mugambi -- The Integrity of Creation / Heino Falcke -- Papers presented to the Working Committee: a) Theology of Nature and a Theocentric Ethic : Chance and Purpose in Evolution / Charles Birch -- Salvation for Elephants / Charles Birch -- God and Pelicans / Jay McDaniel -- Life-Centred Ethics in Christian Perspective / Jay McDaniel -- A Christian Alternative to "Domination of Nature" / Freda Rajotte -- Faith on Earth: Christian Witness and the Struggle for Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation / David Trickett -- The Human Being as an Integral Biological Whole in the Transition from Biosphere from Noosphere / Antony Houbancev -- b) Social Ethics : An Analysis of Church and Society Social Ethics Writings / James M. Gustafson -- The Silence of the Churches on the Environmental Crisis / Freda Rajotte -- c) Society, Technology and Environment, Case Studies : Draft Manual for Church Action on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation / Mady L. Thung -- The Case of Church Responses to Unemployment in some West European Countries / Mady L. Thung -- Two Italian Challenging Engagements: Riesi and Cinisello Sergio Brofferio -- Marshall Islands: Suicide Epidemic and Community Response / Darlene Keju-Johnson -- d) Nuclear Energy: Nuclear Power and Energy Needs of the Third World Economies / Kosta Tsipis -- Members of Church and Society Working Committee -- Appendix 1: Proposal to Central Committee on the Environment -- Appendix 2: Aids and the Church as a Healing Community.
"Has also been published as Journal of health care chaplaincy, volume 1, number 2 Spring/Summer 1988"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: About the Editor -- Introduction / Laurel Arthur Burton -- The Chaplain as Hospital Ethicist in the Cost Containment Struggle / Larry VandeCreek -- Issues in Long Term Care / Daniel G. Kratz -- Caring for Those Who Wait: The Chaplain's Role as a Member of a Multidisciplinary Surgical Team / Robert D. Craig -- Decision-Making in the Seriously Ill: Facing Possibility and Limitation / Richard J. Gerber -- AIDS and Pastoral Care / Charles W. Kessler -- Strokes: Its Mechanics and Dynamics in Ministry to Patients / Cecilia Baranowski -- The Use of Volunteer Community Clergy as Hospital Pastoral Care Staff / Dale E. Guckenberger.
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.
"The appearance of the `Study on Sexuality and Human Relations' has been long awaited. Since the WCC's Sixth Assembly in Vancouver, Canada in 1983, when the project was proposed as a way of encouraging churches to re-examine sexuality and develop relevant educational approaches and adequate pastoral care, many persons -- probably hundreds -- have been involved in providing support, comments, and criticism". -- Preface, p. i.
"The WCC's Office of Family Education has reviewed the statements on sexuality and human relations made by its member churches in order to produce a resource which might help Christians in different cultures reflect upon their own attitudes and actions, and share their findings with others. .... This workbook does not pretend to be an exhaustive or normative work on human sexuality. The topics presented here may be regarded as steps on a life-long journey of discovery, reflecting and sharing on the meaning of human sexuality. Each church, congregation or group has the right -- and the wisdom -- to take up and study the themes it considers most pertinent to its particular context. The aim of this book, then, is to provide some guidelines to help the churches in different cultures develop their own ways of dealing frankly and sensitively with issues closely linked to our identity, our roles and our capacity to relate, care and procreate". -- back cover.
Contents divided into four main parts: First Part: Guidelines for Doing the Study -- Second Part: Insights from Church Statements -- Third Part: Study Models -- Appendices.
Contents of introductory material: Preface dated Geneva, December 1990 / Clifford Payne and Jorge Maldonado -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements dated Toronto, April 1990 / Robin Smith -- Instructions.
Contents of Second Part: Insights from Church Statements divided into sub-sections: Human Sexuality -- Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage -- Domestic Violence -- Singleness -- Homosexuality -- Abortion -- AIDS.
Appendices include: A: Mandate and History -- B: Interpreting the Bible -- C: List of member churches whose statements were received -- D: Evaluation and response forms.
Participants included: Anglican Church of Canada, Church of the Province of Kenya, Church of the Province of Tanzania, the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church in Canada and the United Church of Canada.
Contents divided into sections: Introduction -- Part One: Who Says ? Sources of the Truth -- Part Two: I Believe: Basic Christian Doctrines -- Part Three: Finding God in Gay Experience: The Vocation of Queer Christians -- Part Four: The Resurrection of the Body: Life, Death and Healing.
Author "was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1989, over the strident protests of church conservatives. He has since left the Episcopal Church but continues to perform priestly duties independently." -- back cover.
"[P]roduced by the AIDS Working Group of the Anglican Church of Canada". -- p. 16.
Includes liturgies for people living with AIDS and funerals.
Includes annotated list of books and videos on AIDS, p. 15.
Contents: A Story about AIDS -- A Letter to You from the AIDS Working Group -- Working with Young People -- Working with Children and HIV/AIDS -- The Teresa Group -- AIDS Quilt -- On the Need for Liturgies Marking Death -- A Service of Prayer and Fellowship For Those Concerned with AIDS -- [Hymn] Here I Am Lord -- Note from a Resident in an AIDS Hospice -- A Homily Delivered April 29, 1992 / Douglas Graydon -- AIDS-Related Grief -- AIDS and Pastoral Care -- A Secular AIDS Liturgy -- Non Traditional Funerals -- Healing Service: Our Lady of Lourdes -- Developing an HIV/AIDS Friendly Parish -- A Complicated Secret: Women with AIDS -- A Prayer -- Books -- Videos -- A Chaplain Speaks -- Table of Contents.
"Illustrated and conceived by William Hart McNichols, SJ".
Contents: Foreword / Sr. Patrice Murphy -- Introduction -- Seeking and Longing for God -- Sickness: Darkness and Loneliness -- Persecution, Injustice, Oppression -- Sin and Suffering -- Forgiveness -- Love -- Healing and Hope -- Comfort and Strength -- Death -- Resurrection -- Prayer and Adoration -- Notes on the Drawings.
Author "is a Jesuit priest and Jungian psychotherapist. He holds advanced degrees in French literature, theology and psychology. In October of 1987 he was diagnosed with lymphoma and AIDS". -- back cover.
"Produced by a group of ecumenical Christians including, Alan Buckley, Gwen Blandford, Stuart Burgess, Peter Clark, Donald Eadie, Grev Ferry, Diego Frisch, Nigel Groom, Henrietta Janes, Sandra Howes, Julia Hulme, Sandra Jenkinson, Diarmuid MacCulloch, John McNaughton, Keith and Margaret, Elaine Pyrke, Steve Raw, Sue Spence, Rosemary Wakelin, Paul Walker, Alison Webster, and Neil Whitehouse". -- p. [iii].
"Copyright GIG Publications 1989. Prpared by Armorel Productions". -- p. [iii].
Includes bibliography ( p. 73-75).
"'Dear God I'm gay' is offered in love to the Church and with hope. The book contains a series of letters between people, as well as meditations and prayers. It provides glimpses into their struggle for identity and integrity. The theology and spirituality expressed emerges through people wanting to be faithful to God, to each other and to themselves. This book is not an official document to be presented for agreement through the Synod of the Methodist Church. It is the work of an informal ecumenical group seeking openness in the Church." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Donald Eadie, Chairman of the Birmingham District of the Methodist Church -- Becoming myself: seeking integrity -- Becoming myself: made in the image of God -- Coming out: at home -- Coming out: in the church -- Aids -- Meditations and Prayers -- Bibliography amd address list.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. 167.
"The time is ripe for a collection of worship services, ceremonies, and celebrations created by lesbian and gay people for use in communities that affirm them." -- Intro. p. xi.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Rites to Mark Spiritual Beginnings -- 2. Rites of Healing -- 3. Funerals and Memorial Services -- 4. Rites of Blessing -- 5. Seasonal and Holiday Rites -- 6. Covenant Rites for Couples -- 7. Rites of Holy Communion -- 8. Rites of Lesbian/Gay Pride and Empowerment -- Contributors -- Appendix: National Lesbian/Gay Christian Organizations -- Selected Bibliography.
Contents of section 1. Rites to Mark Spiritual Beginnings: Coming Out: Coming Home / Diann L. Neu -- A Coming-Out Liturgy / Malcolm Boyd -- Coming-Out Rite: I Acknowledge My Queer Identity / Zalmon Sherwood -- Rite of Welcome / D.B. Gregory Flaherty -- Christian Baptismal Covenant Liturgy: A Celebration of the Feminine Divine / Stephen J. Moore -- Rebaptism: A Transforming Time / Jane Adams Spahr and Kittredge Cherry -- Baptismal Liturgy / James Lancaster -- The Mixing of Our Earth: A Ritual for Creating Community / Sylvia Perez.
Contents of 2. Rites of Healing: Invocation of Remembrance, Healing, and Empowerment in a Time of AIDS / Elias Farajaje-Jonez -- A Healing Service / A. Stephen Pieters -- Rite of Healing from Life-Threatening Disease / Zalmon Sherwood -- A Litany for Dialogue among People with Different Sexual Orientations / Eric H.F. Law -- Rite of Healing from Lesbian/Gay Bashing / Zalmon Sherwood -- Rite of Healing from Rape / Zalmon Sherwood -- Litany of Affirmation / Colleen Darraugh -- Ceremony of Dissolution / James Lancaster.
Contents of section 3. Funerals and Memorial Services: Telling Love's Story: Remembering and Responding to AIDS / Diann L. Neu -- Litany for the AIDS Crisis / Paul A. Tucker -- Community Memorial Service / A. Stephen Pieters -- Graveside Service for a Gay Man Who Has Died Young / Zalmon Sherwood -- Funeral for a Lesbian Activist: Celebrating the Life of N. / Zalmon Sherwood and Kittredge Cherry -- Yom HaShoah: Day of Remembering the Holocaust / Steve Carson.
Contents of section 4. Rites of Blessing: Home Blessing / James Lancaster -- Animal Blessing Service / Kittredge Cherry -- Rite of Blessing: For the Dedication of New Hymnals / Nancy Wilson -- Motorcycle Blessing: The Blessing of the Bikes / Steve Carson.
Contents of section 5. Seasonal and Holiday Rites: Thanksgiving Rite / Zalmon Sherwood -- Rite for Advent / Chris R. Glaser -- Rite for Lent / Chris R. Glaser -- Rediscovering God as Father / Louis F. Kavar -- Maundy Thursday Service of Foot Washing / Troy D. Perry.
Contents of section 6. Covenant Rites for Couples: A Celebration of Love and Commitment / Chris R. Glaser -- A Sample Service of Holy Union Based on the Tradition of Kwanzaa / Darlene Garner -- Celebration and Blessing of a Covenanted Union / Eleanor L. McLaughlin -- The Wedding: A Demonstration for the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Couples / Troy D. Perry.
Contents of section 7. Rites of Holy Communion: Eucharistic Prayer for the Powerless, the Oppressed, the Unusual / Marilyn McCord Adams -- The Great Thanksgiving: A Rite Based on the Song of Mary / Carter Heyward -- Dignity/USA Convention Eucharist 1991 / James E. Snight, Jr., adapted by Kevin Calegari and Thomas Kaun -- The Desert Experience / Christine Nusse -- Earth Communion / Sylvia Perez.
Contents of section 8. Rites of Lesbian/Gay Pride and Empowerment: Invocation for All Saints' Day / James Lancaster -- A Celebration of Lesbian and Gay Pride / Michael S. Piazza, Carol A. West, and Paul A. Tucker -- A Rite of Commissioning for Lesbian/Gay Pride Celebrations / D.B. Gregory Flaherty -- Christian Affirmations of Lesbians and Gay Men: A Service in the Taize Style / Kittredge Cherry and Nathan Meckley -- Litany of Justice / Colleen Darraugh -- Litany for Divine Intervention / James Lancaster -- A Service of Worship for Empowerment / Lindsay Louise Biddle, editor -- What is Church ? / The Cathedral Project -- A Prayer / Malcolm Boyd.
Kittredge Cherry is a member of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. Zalmon Sherwood is an Episcopal priest. -- back cover.
"Vividly recounting the stories of women in many countries, this book shows how the AIDS crisis makes improving the status of women not only a matter of theology and ethics but of health and survival. That in turn challenges churches, which often justify and even collude with forces that subordinate women, to change attitudes and to undertake new initiatives in their ministries of healing and hope" -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Whole Women -- African Spring -- His and Hers: A Note on Gender Analysis -- Casa Cambalache -- Brazil and the Body Beautiful -- Indian Summer -- Sons of Mary, Daughters of Eve -- Love in a Time of AIDS -- Book List.
"Combining information, expertise and careful reflection in many fields, this book addresses urgent questions ... on the basis of a three-year, broadly-based study conducted by the World Council of Churches Consultative Group on AIDS. The study involved theologians and ethicists, virologists and physicians, specialists in human rights, pastoral counsellors and local pastors, as well as persons living with AIDS, working with AIDS-related movements and others directly affected by AIDS. The challenge of AIDS calls for a forthright and faithful response from Christians and the churches. This book is an important resource for shaping that response". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Ana Langerak -- Why This Study was Prepared -- Facing HIV/AIDS -- Theological Perspectives -- Ethical Perspectives -- Human Rights, Responsibilities and HIV/AIDS -- Pastoral Care and Healing Community -- Conclusion: What the Churches Can Do -- Appendix I: The Impact of HIV/AIDS and the Churches' Response -- Appendix II: An HIV/AIDS Glossary -- Appendix III: Persons Involved in the HIV/AIDS Study Process.
This book "is not a defence of church teachings; rather, it is a description and constructively critical evaluation of the strategies with which Christians denominations are trying to influence public policies dealing with bioethical issues. After analysing how Christian churches and their theologians have formulated recommendations for public policy on bioethical issues, Williams assesses the strategies used to get their recommendations accepted. Based on this sober -- and sobering -- analysis, Williams offers a number of compelling suggestions for future action". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Religion, Health and Bioethics -- Theologians, Churches and Bioethics -- Ethical Issues in Cross-Cultural Health Care Delivery -- Abortion As an Issue for Public Policy -- The Churches and Genetics -- Is There a Canadian Ecumenical Consensus on the New Reproductive Technologies ? -- AIDS and the Churches -- Allocation of Health Care Resources: A Matter of Justice -- Human Organ Transplantation -- Euthanasia -- Conclusion -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- Table A: The Churches' Briefs to the Canadian Royal Commission on the New Reproductive Technologies -- Table B: Discussions -- Table C: Discussions -- Table D: Recommendations -- Table E: Recommendations.
Author is Director of Ethics for the Canadian Medical Association and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.
"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.
This "is an ecumenical resource that includes material used by Anglican, Catholic, Methodist and United Churches world-wide. ... [It] was compiled by USPG, an Anglican mission agency, during its 300th anniversary year." -- Intro., p. iv.
Contents divided into three main sections: Orders of Service for Holy Communion -- Other Orders of Service -- Litanies and Prayers.
Contents include: A Liturgy to Celebrate Liberation [from Slavery], Barbados -- A Liturgy from the Independent Church of the Philippines -- The Sri Lankan Workers' Mass -- A Celtic Liturgy in the Tradition of the Carmina Gadelica -- Together We Are Strong : An Australian Liturgy for International Women's Day -- A Caribbean Order of Morning Worship, Jamaica -- A South African Service for World AIDS Day -- For the Healing of the Nations : An Order of Service to Celebrate Creation -- A South Indian Order of Evening Prayer -- Chinese Meditations for Christmas and Easter -- Gathering/Opening Prayers -- Thanksgiving -- Offertory Prayers -- Affirmations of Faith -- Confession and Absolution -- Intercessions -- Adoration and Praise -- Benedictions/Closing Prayers -- Appendix: AIDS/HIV Quiz.
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.
"It is now twenty years since HIV/AIDS came out of the shadows. Then, church facilities were among the first to respond to the challenge. Ever since, churches have been deeply involved, with the Catholic Church alone supporting around 25% of all HIV/AIDS care worldwide. But the epidemic continues to escalate, accompanied by complaints that religious organizations do more harm than good when it comes to HIV prevention. .... The aim of this article is to throw some light on the challenges facing church leaders, as they grapple with the consequences of this new commitment (p. )".
Contents: A new commitment -- Saving lives, saving souls -- Silence and stigma: the biggest enemies -- Chastity or common sense ? -- Church leadership and national strategy -- Training and theological formation -- How can I help ? -- Endnotes.
E-mail correspondence of 28 January 2004 with Linda Hartke of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance advised that: "The [discussion] papers were produced in 2003 in this format. They were written in 2002.".
Paper also available in PDF format for download from web site: http://www.e-alliance.ch/media/media-3860.pdf
Six chapters written in the form of letters to friends and family "about the themes that have been at the core of my search for healing and freedom (p. xii)." "I believe that feminist theology -- for that is what I write -- is a kind of liberation theology. Liberation theology is committed to participating in solidarity with all who struggle to find healing and freedom" (pp. xv-xvi). "Each chapter has a series of end notes that give brief biographical information on the addressees, clarify terms, amplify theological points, and provide bibliographical material for the more serious student (p. xvii)."-- Intro.
Author is a South African Anglican lay woman theologian.
"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.