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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-3390 and index.
"'To Live Among the Stars' is an account of Christian origins in the Pacific Islands to 1900 and slightly beyond. A full and detailed history would call for several volumes. .... Certain clear limits have had to be set for this book. The Latter Day Saints, the Seventh-day Adventists and Pentecostal and Faith missions are only marginally included. The churches mainly described now belong to the Pacific Conference of Churches. .... Previous accounts of Christianity in Oceania have been dominated by the assumption that church growth came mainly from Europe and North America. In reality, early in the development, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand were important sub-bases for missionary initiative and co-operation with the islands. Their role should be plain when account is taken of the narrative and indication of sources in 'To Live Among the Stars'." -- Foreword.
Contents: [Table of'] Pictures [and] Maps -- Foreword -- A Curious New God: The Marianas, Tahiti and to Leeward -- Christians in Hawaii: Protestants and Catholics -- Points of Progress: Sydney, New Zealand, Tonga, The Cook Islands -- Ave Maria or Hallelujah ?: Mangareva, Wallis/Futuna, Fiji -- Securing Polynesia: The Cooks, Samoa, Niue -- Micronesia: Missions Meet: Carolines, Marshalls, Kiribati, Tuvalu -- Melanesian Footholds I: Vanuatu -- Melanesian Footholds II: Solomon Islands, New Caledonia -- The Lure of New Guinea: The LMS in Papua, Wesleyans in New Britain -- Partitioning Papua: Wesleyans, Roman Catholics, Anglicans -- Each Church Distinct I: The Societies, Hawaii, Cooks, Tonga, Samoa -- Each Church Distinct II: Fiji, Kiribati, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomons -- Towards Regional Identity: The Twentieth Century -- Acknowledgements -- Glossary -- Abbreviations -- Sources -- Notes -- Index.
"Photo-computer typeset in 10 point on 11, Baskerville II, printed and bound by Oceania Printers Ltd., Suva, Fiji, South Pacific". -- p. .
Author is "a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, [who] now lives permanently in Fiji." -- back cover.