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.
There are currently 484 individual members of the Anglican Foundation and 474 parishes who contribute. In 2003 the Foundation gave out $186,205 in grants and $727,500 in loans for a total of $913,795, almost a million dollars. In addition the Foundation administers a number of trust who also made a large number of grants. The Fulford Trust made grants of $13,800 toward music and choir work throughout the church. The Catholic Apostolic Church Fund gave $11,300 in theological bursaries and $30,000 for indigenous work. The Anglican Graduate Award disbursed $2,300 in bursaries and the Esther Snell Fund have $10,900 in bursaries for indigenous people studying for a theological degree. The Anglican General Bursary Fund helped theological students with bursaries in the amount of $9,000. The Jean Grant Foundation disbursed $33,000 for bursaries and the Oonah Bishop Fund made $7,500 available for bursaries. The George and Esther Snell Trust made grants of $24,966 to Toronto parishes for special work. The McGuire Trust gave $78,669.66 to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), LOFT (Anglican Houses) and retired clergy of the diocese of Montreal. The Lewis Garnsworthy Trust for training in preaching distributed $8,450. The Sacred Arts Trust gave out $5,550 toward liturgical celebrations and the St. Basil the Great Scholarship for ecumenical relationships with the Eastern Orthodox churches gave our $8,450.
A listing of "New members" since 1 November 2003 and deceased members can be found on page 6.
"North Muskoka Pioneer Parish [in the diocese of Algoma], through St. John the Baptist Church, Ravenscliffe applied for a grant from the Fulford Trust for a Children's Music Project. The grant allowed the church to host a monthly Sunday afternoon family hour with puppets, making the word of God available through music and skits. This became a family programme with kids learning to do the puppeteering and the simple songs. It has been a huge success and new kids are coming to share in the programme. At Christmas they put a float in the Huntsville Santa Claus parade that attracted all sorts of people to their church programme".
"A.E.J. Fulford established a trust in 1973 that has added joy to the life of the Anglican Church across this country. Young people at church music camps have celebrated the joy of the trust; organ students have played to the beauty of the trust, choirs have travelled across this country and into Europe singing gratefully for the trust; and church music has been published because of the trust. Since its founding the trust has administered grants totalling $226,800. Mr. Fulford established this trust for the 'encouragement, promotion, development and enrichment of Church music in the Anglican Church of Canada.' Since its beginning the trust has given grants in support of diocesan summer schools in church music, summer choir camps for young people, provided bursaries and scholarships to organ students pursuing a career in church music, as well as providing grants to assist in the commissioning of new church music in celebration of parochial and diocesan occasions. The trust is also interested in new ideas and programmes to enable small and rural churches to develop musical programmes which will enhance worship and encourage smaller congregations."
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".