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.
"'Church and Society', together with the other sub-units 'Faith and Order', 'Dialogue with People of Living Faiths' and the 'Commission on World Mission and Evangelism' constitute Unit I (Faith and Witness) of the WCC. .... This present report is a compilation of the papers and proceedings of the third meeting of the Working Committee at Glion, Switzerland, in September 1987". -- The Context of This Report, p. 7, 9.
Contents divided into three main sections: [Introductory Material] -- Reports of Core Groups -- Background Papers and Reports.
Contents: Agenda for Church and Society Working Committee Sessions -- Participants -- Introduction: The Context of This Report -- Director's Report to Working Committee on Church and Society -- Minutes -- Members of Core Groups -- Reports of Core Groups: a) Towards a Theology of Nature and a Theocentric Ethic -- b) Report of Social Ethics Group -- c) Report of the group on Society, Technology and Environment -- d) Report of the Nuclear Energy Group -- Background Papers and Reports: A. Resumes of Published Papers and Reports : Re-Integrating God's Creation / B. Schulze -- Nature: Its Status in Theological Ethics / J.M. Gustafson -- God, Humanity and Nature in Relation to Justice and Peace / J.N.K. Mugambi -- The Integrity of Creation / Heino Falcke -- Papers presented to the Working Committee: a) Theology of Nature and a Theocentric Ethic : Chance and Purpose in Evolution / Charles Birch -- Salvation for Elephants / Charles Birch -- God and Pelicans / Jay McDaniel -- Life-Centred Ethics in Christian Perspective / Jay McDaniel -- A Christian Alternative to "Domination of Nature" / Freda Rajotte -- Faith on Earth: Christian Witness and the Struggle for Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation / David Trickett -- The Human Being as an Integral Biological Whole in the Transition from Biosphere from Noosphere / Antony Houbancev -- b) Social Ethics : An Analysis of Church and Society Social Ethics Writings / James M. Gustafson -- The Silence of the Churches on the Environmental Crisis / Freda Rajotte -- c) Society, Technology and Environment, Case Studies : Draft Manual for Church Action on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation / Mady L. Thung -- The Case of Church Responses to Unemployment in some West European Countries / Mady L. Thung -- Two Italian Challenging Engagements: Riesi and Cinisello Sergio Brofferio -- Marshall Islands: Suicide Epidemic and Community Response / Darlene Keju-Johnson -- d) Nuclear Energy: Nuclear Power and Energy Needs of the Third World Economies / Kosta Tsipis -- Members of Church and Society Working Committee -- Appendix 1: Proposal to Central Committee on the Environment -- Appendix 2: Aids and the Church as a Healing Community.
This book does not deal with the issue of trapping, and especially indigenous peoples and trapping, except a brief reference in the section "Furs and entertainment", pp. 70-73.
Contents: Foreword / Martin Robra -- Introduction -- Part One: Lessons from the Bible / Lukas Vischer -- The Community of the Sixth Day of Creation -- Violence in Creation -- The Fall and Its Consequences -- "He Was with the Animals" -- The Meaning of Sacrifices -- The Witness of Saints -- Praise of God and Respect for Life -- Part Two: Respect for Animals / Charles Birch -- So Like Us -- How Much Is an Elephant Worth ? -- What to Do ? -- Some Suggestions for Further Reading.