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.
Contents: Introduction dated Makerere University College, Kampala, March 1965 / F.B. Welbourn -- Christian image -- Ecclesiastical jigsaw -- The tribal background -- Christianity in Northern Africa -- The Arabs and the expansion of Islam -- Christian missions come to East Africa -- Missionary methods I -- Missionary methods II -- Tribal customs and western manners -- The position of women -- Economic and social factors -- Response to insecurity -- Nationalism -- The face of a city -- The church in the city -- African image -- Appendix: Study of Religion in East Africa -- Books for Further Reading -- Glossary -- Index.
Contents include many references to Anglican missions, missionaries and churches in East Africa i.e. Kenya, Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Uganda.
Author is a Church of England priest who "worked for many years in Uganda at Makerere College, now a part of the University of East Africa. He is now Warden of Dunford College [England]". -- back cover.
OTCH copy had stamp on front flyleaf: The Rev. and Mrs. J.S. [John] Barton, Box 4, Mukono, Uganda.