"This revised edition includes an additional chapter detailing responses to the issue of violence against women by the World Council of Churches, especially in the context of the Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women. In addition, the extensive list of resources available from churches and church-related groups has been updated. -- back cover.
Includes bibliographical endnotes.
Contents: Facing the Reality -- No Longer Silent -- Whither the Church ? -- Women's Theological Visions -- Where Do We Go from Here ? -- Afterword -- Notes -- Some Resources.
Second revised edition includes a new chapter 6 "Afterword", pp. -8.
Includes bibliography entitled "Some Resources", pp. -105, broken down alphabetically by region, then country, then denomination. See "Canada" and "Anglican Church of Canada" pp. 94-96.
Chapter 3 "Whither the Church ?" makes reference to documents produced by the Anglican Church of Canada, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and United Church of Canada.
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.