"Edited [by] Masamba ma Mpolo, Reginald Stober [and] Evelyn V. Appiah".
"Published for the World Council of Churches by Uzima Press, Limited .. Nairobi" -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The theme 'Jesus Christ: the Life of the World' is a confessional evaluation of the socio-political and economic situation of the entire continent of Africa. The papers presented in this book indicate clearly that due to a number of factors, much of Africa today is less well-off than it was in 1960". -- back cover.
Contents:Contributors -- Foreword dated Accra, 1 May 1983 / Annie B. Jiagge -- Let there be Life: Introductory Remarks dated Geneva, February 1983 / The Editors -- 1. Life in its fullness / Nelson H. Charles -- 2. Jesus Christ : The Life of the World : A Black South African perspective / Simon S. Maimela -- 3. Jesus Christ: Word of Life / Masamba ma Mpolo -- 4. Reflections on the Assembly Theme / Sierra Leone Visitation Team -- 5. The Search for a Living Church in Africa / John S. Pobee -- 6. Towards a Self-Supporting African Church / Kimpianga Mahaniah -- 7. Developing Countries and the Nuclear Issue: Reflections of an African Scientist / Bena-Silu -- 8. The Challenge of African Churches and Countries / Kabiru Kinyanjui -- 9. Some Theological and Ethical Considerations in the African context / Henry Okullu -- 10. Wholeness of Life in Africa / M. Amba Oduyoye -- 11. Jesus Christ: The Crown of Life / Abba Garima -- 12. Jesus is the Fullness of my Life / N.K. Dzobo -- 13. The Living Christ is a Compassionate God / John Gatu -- 14. The Confession of Alexandria / All Africa Conference of Churches -- 15. The Birth of Life / Grace Yemi Ladokun -- Suggested Reading -- Reference Notes.
Contributors include two Anglican theologians: the Rt. Rev. Henry Okullu, Bishop of the diocese of Maseno South in the Anglican Church of Kenya and Dr. John Pobee of Ghana.
Colophon: Printed by Afropress Ltd., Lusaka Close, P.O. Box 30502, Nairobi, Kenya.
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.