"Canon H.M. Waddams who has kindly prepared this very timely Bulletin is a valued member of the C.S.S. Committee on International Affairs. .... We are grateful to him for his compilation and commentary" -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword -- Central Africa : 1960 : Introductory Note / H.M. Waddams -- Africa 1960 : A Survey for the Africa Bureau, London -- Review in Central Africa : Extracts from a pamphlet / The Rev. S. Alan Keighley, Secretary of the International Department of the British Council of Churches -- Multi-Racias Society Can Survive in Central Africa, Monckton Commission of Federation -- Part II : Church Statements -- [Listing of] The Anglican Dioceses of the Anglican Communion in Africa.
Church Statements include: Lambeth Conference 1958 : Extract from the Report of the Committee on the Reconciling of Conflicts between and within Nations. p.2.132 -- The Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches (Evanston) 1954. Resolutions on Intergroup Relations Adopted by the Assembly -- The Council for Social Service [resolution of 31 August 1960 by which] the Lambeth Resolution 110 was fully endorsed".
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.
A reflection on her work by the author as she retires after a long career as Africa Development Co-ordinator for the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. "In 24 years of travelling in sub-Saharan Africa I have experiences nothing but civility and generosity from Africans". She talks about "The underlying premise of PWRDF's mission in development is that people can change. .... What I have been doing for many years is encouraging people to be future-oriented, to take risks, to challenge the status quo -- all this in Africa where Africans have a long view back over time and the future is viewed in a short-term framework. There is a dilemma that development activist like myself face constantly : we are asking people who live on the narrowest margin of survival to take risks where the only certainty is an unpredictable future". Similarly, donors must also learn to take the long view and make a long term commitment. "[P]reoccupations with concrete and preferably short-term physical results easily ignore the dynamics and human change processes that are essential for long-term sustainable development. It also ignores the fact that changes in social, political and economic structures may be needed to remove barriers to perpetual poverty and oppression. As PWRDF, we have to persuade our supporters to stay with us for many years, to see grants going to things like `capacity building', agriculture and health clinics, gender training, women's income generating projects ... for campaigns in challenging the systems and powers obstructing change".