Originally published in German as: AIDS : Eine Krankheit verander die Welt : Daten, Fakten, Hintergrunde. Frankfurt: Verlag Otto Lembeck, 2003.
Includes bibliography: p. 110-118.
This book "is an offering to churches and the world -- a significant and vital addition to the continuum of knowledge -- that will greatly assist churches to be effective and efficient in the struggle to overcome HIV/AIDS. It is a compilation of historical, scientific and statistical material aimed at providing churches and their partners with a better understanding of the dynamics of HIV/AIDS as well as current information to aid in collaborative efforts at answering the challenge of the disease. .... On a practical level this response is deliberately multi-faceted and interactive, encouraging churches and Christian service organizations to build and support coalitions dedicated to overcoming this epidemic". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches -- Introduction / Sonja Weinreich and Christoph Benn --.Natural history and HIV transmission -- Global, regional and country-specific spread of HIV/AIDS -- Vulnerable population groups -- Gender equity -- Children -- Young people -- Socio-economic context -- Stigma and discrimination --Human rights -- People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) -- Prevention -- Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) -- Care -- Antiretroviral therapy -- HIV/AIDS on the international agenda -- Advocacy and lobbying -- Culture and tradition -- Churches, theology and HIV/AIDS -- Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS -- Literature.
Sermon by the Bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres, at the 10th anniversary service, held at the Guards Chapel, Westminster, to celebrate the life of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. "At a time when people are suspicious of rhetoric, the monarchy communicates by symbol and simple speech and the Princess brought her own gifts to this work. She was still only 26 when she shook the hand of a patient at the opening of the Middlesex Hospital's AIDS ward, the first in the UK. It is hard now to credit the degree of fear and prejudice which surrounded AIDS in the eighties. Those familiar with the field have no doubt that the Princess played a significant part in overcoming a harmful and even cruel taboo is a gesture which was not choreographed but sprang from a deep identification with those who were vulnerable and on the margin". "Her work in the very last year of her life for the victims of landmines also caught the popular imagination internationally and certainly accelerated the adoption of the Ottawa Convention, banning the use of weapon which disproportionately kills and maims women and children. She proved the eloquence of embrace and touch which of course have been used by royal healers through the centuries. And as she said 'the biggest disease today is not leprosy or TB but the feeling of being unwanted'." "Let this service mark the point at which we let her rest in peace and dwell on her memory with thanksgiving and compassion while we pray in the words of St. Paul for all those who serve our country as members of the Royal Family and most especially for the sons who were so precious to her".
"The Spring 2002 Number of the 'Journal' is devoted to papers from the '(Re)Making Anglican Tradition(s) in North America' conference celebrating the tercentenary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts that was held at Trinity College, Toronto, Ontario, from 23 June to 27 June 2002. .... The papers [in this issue] represent most of the topics of the conference and range from the fully developed research papers, to dissertation outlines, to portions of books in preparation to brief surveys of the historical discussion" (p. 5).
"The position paper on the future of the Anglican Archives Network 'You Are My Witnesses: The Future of the Anglican Archives Network' written by the Archivist of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada [Richard Virr] and the Archivist of General Synod [Terry Thompson] with the assistance of the other three Provincial Archivists is published in this number of the 'Journal'. Both Dr. [Christopher] Trott's letter and the position paper are indicative of how the historical and archival communities are trying to deal with the on-going financial crisis in the Anglican Church of Canada due to the unresolved Residential School legation [sic]" (p. 6).
"On Saturday 23 June 2001, some 140 church historians, archivist, historiographers and friends of church history from the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada gathered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for a conference to celebrate the tercentenary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. This meeting was sponsored by the Canadian Church Historical Society, the Episcopal Women's History Project, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church in the United States, the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists and hosted by Trinity College and Wycliffe College, University of Toronto" (p. . Papers were presented under a number of different themes. On Sunday 24 June 2001 "the first papers were given under the theme 'Change and Diversification in North American Anglicanism" (p. 192). "Monday morning, 25 June , was dedicated to the theme 'The Church and Public Culture'" (p. 193). "The second morning session was devoted to 'Church Men and Women in the Public Sphere'" (p. 193). "Monday afternoon was devoted to a series of workshops and demonstrations" (p. 194). "On Monday evening the keynote address 'Colonial Anglicanism: From Imperial to Episcopal' was given by The Most Reverend Dr. [sic] Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada" (p. 194). "Tuesday 26 June  was devoted to the theme of 'Anglicanism, the New World, Race and Gender'" (p. 195). "The [Tuesday] afternoon sessions were devoted to 'Challenging Twentieth Century Assumptions About Gender, Race, and Calling in the Episcopal Church and the Church of England' and 'Anglicanism and Indigenous Peoples'" (p. 195-196). "Wednesday, 27 June , was devoted to the theme 'Spreading the Word: The Church and the SPG in North America'" (p. 196). "The final three papers examined 'The SPG at Work'" (p. 197). "In order that there be a permanent record of the conference, all the presenters have been asked to submit their papers for possible publication in the 'Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society'. These will be published in the 'Journal' in 2002. Copies of the 'Journal' containing the conference papers will be sent to all those who registered for the conference and additional copies will be available for purchase" (p. 198-199).
"Note: A slightly different version of this report appeared under the title, 'Tours, papers and workshops inform archivists and historians' in 'The Historiographer', vol. XXXIX no. 3 (Summer 2001), 8-9, 22".
"In this number of the 'Journal' we are pleased to publish the winning Millman Prize Essay: '"Preach the World": Canadian Imperialism and Missionary Outreach at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College, 1828-1903' by Sean Mills .... This number also includes a speech given by the Most Reverend Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, at St. John's College, Winnipeg, Manitoba on 2 February 2001. The Primate's speech is entitled 'From Colony to Covenant' and will be found on pages 57-71. Finally, I would like to welcome our colleagues from the United States and from over-seas who are attending the '(Re)Making Anglican Tradition(s) in North America Church History conference commemorating the Tercentenary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts at Trinity College, Toronto, Ontario, 23-27 June 2001".
"Thirty scholars have agreed to present papers at a major international conference on North American Anglican history at Trinity College on the campus of the University of Toronto from Saturday afternoon, June 23, to Wednesday noon, June 17, 2001. The conference, entitled '(Re)Making Anglican Tradition(s)', is co-sponsored by the Canadian Church Historical Society, the Episcopal Women's History Project, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, and National Episcopal Historians and Archivists, Wycliffe College and Trinity College. The conference celebrates the 300th anniversary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. It will explore ways in which the identity, theology, and ministry of Anglican Christianity have been shaped by its movement across the cultural frontiers of social and economic setting, race, gender, and technology. Archbishop Michael Peers, an historian and the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will deliver the keynote address on Monday evening. A conference announcement with full details will be available in January ".
A call for papers for "A Major Conference Commemorating the Tercentenary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, Jointly sponsored by the Canadian Church Historical Society, the Episcopal Women's History Project, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church in the United States and the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists; The Conference Theme: (Re)Making Anglican Tradition(s) in North America; Dates and Place: 23-27 June 2001, Toronto Ontario, Hosted by Trinity College and Wycliffe College" (p. 91). "While the Conference commemorates the SPG, it is not devoted to the history of the SPG. It is intended to be an opportunity to explore the many facets of the making and remaking of Anglican tradition and traditions in North America. Our various Anglican expressions in North America have retained many continuities with the parent church in Great Britain and Ireland, even as they have produced remarkable changes belonging to the new and transforming cultures of this continent. How can these continuities and changes be understood historically ?" (p. 92). "Proposals should treat the general conference theme by way of one of the six following sub-themes .... 1. Church History and Information Technology; 2. The Church and First Nations/Indigenous Peoples; 3. Taking Anglican Traditions across Cultural Frontiers; 4. Integration, Assimilation, Alienation: Women and the Church; 5. The Church and Public Culture; 6. Worship and Church Order: American and Canadian Anglicanism" (p. 92-93).