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.
"The complete record of the Public Hearing on Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament organized by the World Council of Churches".
"Edited by Paul Abrecht and Ninan Koshy".
This book "contains the record of a unique ecumenical meeting -- a Public Hearing on nuclear weapons and disarmament organized by the World Council of Churches -- in Amsterdam, November 1981. Seventeen church leaders representing the worldwide constituency of the WCC received the statements of forty expert witnesses and questioned them about their views on peace and disarmament in a nuclear age. The experts represented the field of theology and ethics, nuclear weapons research and development, political policies, negotiations for arms control, military strategy, peace research and the peace movement. The Hearing was chaired by Dr. John Habgood, the Anglican Bishop of Durham, UK". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword dated December 1982 / Philip Potter -- Introduction / Paul Abrecht and Ninan Koshy -- Letter of Transmittal -- Report of the Public Hearing -- Opening Statements -- Theological and Ethical Concerns in Relation to Nuclear Weapons -- Driving Forces in the Development and Introduction of New Nuclear Weapons Systems -- The Strategy of Limited Nuclear War and the New Debate about Deterrence -- Views of the Third World on Disarmament and Proliferation -- Negotiations for Arms Control -- Approaches to Disarmament : Multilateral and Unilateral -- The Witness of Public Interest Groups -- Sermons from the Opening Service -- Appendices.
Contents of Opening Statements section: Purpose of the Hearing / Philip Potter -- The Search for a Responsible Nuclear Disarmament Policy / Max van der Stoel -- A Global View of the Political Aspects of Nuclear Escalation / Olof Palme.
Contents of Theological and Ethical Concerns in Relation to Nuclear Weapons section: Ethical Dilemmas of Deterrence / Roger L. Shinn -- A View from the Third World / Burgess Carr -- Theology and Nuclear Weapons / Edward Schillebeeckx -- Confidence rather than Deterrence / Gunter Krusche.
Contents of Driving Forces in the Development and Introduction of New Nuclear Weapons Systems section: Military Research and Developments in the Arms Race / Jack Ruina -- Consequences of the Nuclear Arms Race / A.A. Bayev -- Advanced Weapons Technology and the Obsolescence of Military Strategy / Francesco Calogero -- The Responsibility of Scientists and Technologies for the Nuclear Arms Race / Everett Mendelsohn.
Contents of The Strategy of Limited Nuclear War and the New Debate about Deterrence section: Deterrence Doctrine / McGeorge Bundy -- Nuclear Arms and the Super-Powers' Conflict : A French View / Andre Fontaine -- The Case for a Nuclear-Free Europe / Robert Neild -- The Relation of a Limited Nuclear War to Deterrence / Brent Scowcroft -- Limited Nuclear War : A View from the USSR / A. Arbatov -- The Distinction between Deterrence and Defence / Anders Boserup -- Panel Discussion.
Contents of Views of the Third World on Disarmament and Proliferation section: Euroshima between Hiroshima and Terrashima / Mitsuo Okamoto -- The Nuclear Arming of the Middle East / Paul Jabber -- The Threat of an Apartheid Bomb / Abdul Samad Minty -- Challenging the Conventional Wisdom : A Third World Perspective on Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation / K. Subrahmanyam.
Contents of Negotiations for Arms Control section: The Importance of the SALT Negotiations / P.T. Podlesni -- Nuclear Disarmament: the Urgent Task of Our Duty / Alfonso Garcia Robles -- Are Arms Control Negotiations Worthwhile ? / George Rathjens -- Prospects for Arms Control : Five Propositions / Gert Krell.
Contents of Approaches to Disarmament : Multilateral and Unilateral section: Multilateral Approaches to Disarmament : An Evaluation / Inga Thorsson -- Seeking Security in Disarmament / M. Domokos -- Unilateral Disarmament Initiatives : Risks Worth Taking / Sydney Bailey -- The Freeze : A Proposal to Stop the Development and Production of Nuclear Weapons / Randall Forsberg -- Unilateral Initiatives to Promote Multilateral Action for Detente / Ben ter Veer -- General Discussion and Questions.
Contents of The Witness of Public Interest Groups section: The Churches and the Peace Movement in the Netherlands / Albert van der Heuvel -- Nuclear Weapons and Bases : Christian Reactions in Britain / Iain MacDonald -- The Protest by Churches to Nuclear Testing in the Pacific / John Doom -- The International Peace Movement / Jim Forest -- Questions -- The Challenge from a Local Congregation / Cora Weiss -- Contributions of Churches in Canada to the Struggle Against Nuclear Weapons / Ernie Regehr -- The Christian Peace Conference / Lubomir Mirejovsky -- Supporting the Victims of the Nuclear Arms Race / Pam Solo and Mike Jendrzejczyk -- Questions.
Contents of Sermons from the Opening Service section: 1. We Will Walk in the Name of the Lord Our God, Forever and Ever (Micah 4:5) / Hendrikus Berkhof -- 2. It's a Sin to Build a Nuclear Weapon / William Sloan Coffin.
Contents of Appendices: 1. Action of the WCC Central Committee on the Report -- 2. Members of the Hearing Group -- 3. Speakers and Witnesses.