AACC Church Leaders’ Consultation on the Approach to the HIV/AIDS Crisis, and All Africa Conference of Churches, eds. The Silent War against Africa: AIDS, Report of AACC Church Leaders’ Consultation on the Approach to the HIV/AIDS Crisis, 23rd-25th April 2001, Dakar-Senegal = Une Guerre Silensieuse [Sic] Contre l’Afrique : SIDA, Rapport de La Consultation Des Chefs d’eglises de La CETA Sur l’approche à La Crise Du VIH/SIDA, 23-25 Avril, 2001, Dakar-Sénégal. Nairobi: AACC, 2001.
African Jesuit AIDS Network. Catholic Bishops of Africa and Madagascar Speak out on HIV & AIDS: Our Prayer Is Always Full of Hope. Edited by Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar. Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa, 2006.
African Jesuit AIDS Network. The Church in Africa in Face of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Edited by Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar. Dakar, Senegal: Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, 2003.
Amecea, and Catholic University of Eastern Africa, eds. An Evaluation Report on the Response of Christian Communities to the Resolutions of AMECEA Bishops Concerning HIV/AIDS, 2002-2008. Nairobi, Kenya: Catholic University of Eastern Africa, 2008.
Abstract"A compilation of professor Asante's articles, sermons and reflections on some of the many issues related to the interconnections between theology and national life ... He brings one to the hard conclusion that, the Christian's life and his theology cannot be separate from his life as an individual at the workplace, in church, ministry and even in politics."--Back cover
Azetsop, Jacquineau. HIV and AIDS in Africa: Christian Reflection, Public Health, Social Transformation. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2016.
Abstract"HIV and AIDs both continue to spread in Africa and in some regions have become a threat to the very survival of nations. This book offers a number of perspectives on the crisis--theological, sociological, ecclesiological, public health, and more. It is a valuable resource for social analysis and theological reflection from an African perspective."--Page 4 of cover.
Basset, Lytta. Les chrétiens et la sexualité au temps du SIDA. L’histoire à vif. Paris: Cerf, 2007.
Bate, Stuart C, ed. Responsibility Ina Time of AIDS: A Pastoral Responsebility Catholic Theologians and AIDS Activists in Southern Africa. South Africa: Cluster Publications; Catholic Theological Society of Africa; SACBC AIDS Office; St Augustine College of South Africa, 2003.
AbstractResponsibility in a time of AIDS: a pastoral response by Catholic theologians and AIDS activists in Southern Africa
Bate, Stuart C., Alison Munro, Wilfred OFM, Kevin CSsR, Ruth Stark, Marisa Wilke, Susan Rakoczy, et al. Catholic Responses to AIDS in Southern Africa. Edited by Stuart C. Bate and Alison Munro. Pretoria: Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC); Grace & Truth St Josephs Cedara, 2014.
AbstractDuring 2013, a conference on the response of the Catholic Church to HIV and AIDS was held at St Joseph's Theological Institute, Cedara KwaZulu-Natal. This book brings together papers presented at the
conference together with some significant documents of the Catholic Magisterium in Southern Africa and beyond written during the course of the last 30 years.
The Catholic Church in Southern Africa has been one of the principal
players in the response to the HIV and AIDS crisis. From a relatively slow beginning in
the 1980s it had become a major provider of health care and information
on HIV prevention by the early 21st century. This book examines both
the pastoral outreach and the theological motivation for this
Beckmann, Nadine, Alessandro Gusman, Catrine Shroff, and British Academy, eds. Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa. First edition. Proceedings of the British Academy 194. Oxford: Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2014.
AbstractReligion has become deeply involved in HIV/AIDS treatment, care and prevention, and is substantially influencing attitudes and behaviour in the domains of sexuality, relationships and the body. At the same time, AIDS as a disease, as a field of biomedicine, and as a realm of international aid interventions is heavily affecting socio-religious formations and developments in Africa. Religion and AIDS are transforming African public and private domains together. Yet, scant attention is paid to the ways in which this intertwined engagement between the domains of religion and the domains of AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in African societies become increasingly linked to an outside world. This book seeks to address the question why so much of the transnational religious engagement with the disease has seemed to serve a conservative agenda. It is unique in drawing attention to the transnationalisation of religion and AIDS in Africa. The disciplinary scope for studying this phenomenon is wide-ranging as it speaks to anthropological, sociological, developmental, historical, and religious studies, and global health perspectives on these issues. Introducing concepts from the study of transnationalism into the study of religion and AIDS and their mutual intertwinement, this book offers the various fields which explore how religious ideologies and moralities have been shaping the experience of AIDS in Africa a new set of conceptual tools for analysis. The multi-disciplinary, empirical chapters from a wide range of localities shows how African public domains are being shaped by forces that are transnational, steered by forceful religious and moral agendas, and often have substantial international resources behind them. These are, so the authors argue, the strings attached to the present-day transnational, religious involvement with AIDS in Africa.
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Bible Society in Australia. Introduction au VIH & SIDA et l’Evangile selon Luc. Minto, N.S.W.: Bible Society in Australia, 1984.
Byamugisha, Gideon B., John J. Raja, and Ezra Chitando, eds. Is the Body of Christ HIV Positive?: New Ecclesiological Christologies in the Context of HIV Positive Communities. Delhi: ISPCK/SOCMS, 2012.
AbstractThe thesis proposes a liberative Mariological model for southern African Christian women disproportionately infected/affected by HIV/AIDS. The first chapter argues that women are disproportionately infected and affected by HIV and AIDS impacts in southern Africa. It proposes the utilisation of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as an inspirational symbol for the empowerment of southern African Christian women against HIV/AIDS. The second chapter explains the basic themes of the thesis of ‘symbol’, ‘inspiration’ and ‘empowerment’ in relation to Mary. It also illustrates how Mary is utilised as a symbol of empowerment within the chapters that follow. Chapter three considers some African theological writings on Mary, mainly by African women theologians and also reflects on how Mary interacts with some communities in southern Africa. Chapters four to eight are built on chapter themes of Mary as mother, as mother of sorrows, Mary’s incarnational role, Mary as virgin, and as a revolutionary respectively. Within each chapter theme, the thesis considers how Mary could inspire southern African Christian women for empowerment against HIV infection and AIDS impacts. In chapter nine, a Marian healing ritual for women living with HIV/AIDS is proposed, using feminist ritual healing guidelines, for the women’s empowerment, followed by the concluding chapter.
Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Elizabeth Amoah, Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, and Trinity Theological Seminary (Legon, Ghana), eds. People of Faith and the Challenge of HIV/AIDS. Ibadan, Nigeria: Sefer Books Ltd, 2004.
Clarkson, Stephanie E. “The Role of Faith-Based Organisations in the Care of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Swaziland.” MSc diss., University of Manchester, 2014. www.shbcare.org/docs/S.Clarkson%20Dissertation.pdf.
AbstractThe scale and effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in countries such as Swaziland has emphasised the need for multisectoral collaborations. Multisectoral collaborations can utilise the strengths of different organisations in order to effectively respond to the pandemic, thereby preventing further declines in life expectancy and living standards. Hence, in contexts such as Swaziland, civil society organisations have a valuable role to play in the delivery of HIV/AIDS related prevention, care and treatment services. This includes faith-based organisations which are recognised in literature as providing a significant proportion of health related services in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the relationship between faith and development and the role of faith-based organisations in development has been debated in the literature. Some donors and development agencies have been cautious of engaging with faith-based organisations due to fear of them proselytising or exacerbating HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination. However, others hold faith-based organisations to be distinctive and have a comparative advantage over secular organisations in the delivery of development related services. One reason given for their distinctiveness is the assumption that they provide a holistic approach to the care of people living with HIV/AIDS, meeting their various physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
This dissertation explores the ways in which faith-based organisations, in comparison to secular non-governmental organisations, meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. It will apply a needs-based quality of life framework in order to evaluate the impact that the activities of the participating organisations have on the health related quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS. This is of importance since the provision of care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS not only aims to increase their life expectancy, but also their quality of life. The dissertation will specifically make reference to two case studies: Shiselweni Home-Based Care and The AIDS Information and Support Centre. Using findings from literature, secondary data and primary research conducted in the form of a qualitative questionnaire, the dissertation seeks to answer the primary research question: Are the services faith-based organisations provide for people living with HIV/AIDS more holistic in their nature than those of secular nongovernmental organisations? The research found that the services both Shiselweni Home-Based Care and The AIDS Information and Support Centre provide for people living with HIV/AIDS are holistic in nature, meeting physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. However, faith-based organisations may better be able to provide spiritual care to people living with HIV/AIDS due to their ideology and ethos.
Clifford, Paula. Theology and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic. UK: Christian Aid, 2004.
Dube Shomanah, Musa W., Ecumenical HIV/AIDS Initiative in Africa, and Ecumenical HIV/AIDS Initiative in Africa, eds. AfricaPraying: A Handbook on HIV-AIDS Sensitive Sermon Guidelines and Liturgy. Geneva, Switzerland: World Council of Churches, 2003.
AbstractEver since the publication of Placide Tempel's epoch-making work Bantu Philosophy, African philosophers have worked to dispel the myth that there is no metaphysics in Africa. In the East African context we remember the names of Joseph Nyasmi and Odera Oruka, and in the West African context, Pauline Hotoundji and Kwesi Wiredu have made monumental contributions to elucidate African metaphysics. This compendium, presented by a group of scholars from the University of Botswana, seeks to build bridges between the seemingly estranged disciplines of African metaphysics, existential philosophy, and ec
Gennrich, Daniela. The Church in an HIV+ World: A Practical Handbook. Cluster Publications, 2004.
AbstractIntroduction. Cartography of HIV and AIDS, religion and theology: an overview / Beverley Haddad. Pt. 1. Engaging the public realm. 1. Religion and medicine in the context of HIV and AIDS: a landscaping review / Jill Olivier and Gillian Paterson. Practitioner response / Greg Manning -- 2. HIV, AIDS and religion in sub-Saharan Africa: an historical survey / Philippe Denis. Practitioner response / Alison Munro -- 3. Religion and policy on HIV and AIDS: a rapidly shifting landscape / Jill Olivier. Practitioner response / Bongi Zengele -- 4. Statements by religious organisations on HIV and AIDS: intersecting the public realm / Martha Frederiks. Practitioner response / Paula Clifford. Pt. 2. Engaging the religious and theological realm. 5. Sacred texts, particularly the Bible and Qur'an and HIV and AIDS: charting the textual territory / Gerald West. Practitioner response / Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon -- 6. Systematic theological reflection on HIV and AIDS: mapping the terrain / Steve de Gruchy. Practitioner response / Jan Bjarne Sødal -- 7. Comparative ethics and HIV and AIDS: interrogating the gaps / Domoka Lucinda Manda. Practitioner response / Farik Esack -- 8. Missiology and HIV and AIDS: defining the contours / Ute Hedrich. Practitioner response / Benson Okyere-Manu. Pt. 3. Engaging the socio-cultural realm. 9. African traditional religions and HIV and AIDS: exploring the boundaries / Ezra Chitando. Practitioner response / Phumzile Zondi-Mabizela -- 10. African cultures and gender in the context of HIV and AIDS: probing these practices / Nyokabi Kamau. Practitioner response / Ezra Chitando -- 11. Transforming masculinities towards gender justice in an era of HIV and AIDS: plotting the pathways / Adriaan van Klinken. Practitioner response / Lilian Silwa -- 12. Children seldom seen and heard: identifying the religious HIV and AIDS discourse / Genevieve James. Practitioner response / Bongi Zengele. Pt. 4. Engaging the communal realm. 13. Religion and HIV prevention: surveying the contestations / Greg Manning. Practitioner response / Johannes Petrus Mokgethi-Heath -- 14. HIV, AIDS and stigma: discerning the silences / Gillian Paterson. Practitioner response / Gideon Byamugisha -- 15. Religious community care and support in the context of HIV and AIDS: outlining the contours / Jill Olivier and Paula Clifford. Practitioner response / Edwina Ward -- 16. Stories of hope: navigating HIV pathways of life / Phumzile Zondi-Mabizela ... [et al.]
Hearn, Louise. Towards a Theology of HIV/AIDS: Evil, Suffering and World Religions. 1st ed. Pretoria: Unisa Press, 2013.
Jourdenais, Marion, and Jean-Guy Nadeau. Maintenant que je ne vais plus mourir l’expérience spirituelle des homosexuels vivant avec le VIH/sida: un guide pour l’accompagnement. Perspectives de théologie pratique. Montréal: Fides, 1998.
AbstractDisability, Society and Theology: Voices from Africa is the result of a workshop which brought together African theologians, persons with disabilities and disability expertise in the Region to prepare resource materials to enrich the disability study process in the context of the Africa region. The book is in six parts and includes contributions from scholars across the continent. The parts are: Disability Theology: Issue to Debate; The Able Disabled and the Disabled Church: The Church's Response to Disability; Disability and Society; Disability Theology: Some Interfaces; Disability and Caregiving; and Disability in the African Experience
Klaits, F. Death in a Church of Life: Moral Passion during Botswana’s Time of AIDS. The Anthropology of Christianity 8. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
Majawa, Clement Chinkambako Abenguni, and John M. Lukwata, eds. Theological Challenges of HIV/AIDS to Eastern Africa : Developing an Integrated Approach to Fighting against HIV/AIDS for Deeper Evangelization /. Nairobi, Kenya : CUEA Press, c2013.
Marshall, Phillip D. “Breaking the Silence: The Development and Implementation by SIM International of a Strategy to Address the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa.” DMin diss., Trinity International University/ Evangelical Divinity School, 2004.
Masaiti, Bridget N. “African Indigenous Churches and Polygamy in the Context of HIV and AIDS: The Case of the Mutima Church in Zambia.” M. Th., University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2007. ukzn-dspace.ukzn.ac.za/handle/10413/1721.
Odendaal, Guillaume H. “The Perception of Stakeholders in One Church in South Africa of the Church’s Educational Efforts to Address the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Their Basic Knowledge and Theological Perspectives Related to the Disease with Attention to Cultural Assumptions.” PhD diss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2006.
AbstractDo discourses of "hope" have real and practical consequences when it come to crucial issues such as policy, prevention, stigma, risk perception or funding? The following exploratory and treansdisciplinary study seeks to pull together a wide variety of the theoretical and analytical stances in order to examine the social construction of hope in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. the theoretical framework is built from a base of cultural theory, discourse analysis and theology, and binds these together into a transdisciplinary argument.
Patenge, Markus. The Theological Reception of Spread Factors and Preventive Measures of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa: A Literature Study. Vol. 9. Research Results. Bonn: German Bishops’ Conference Research Group on International Church Affairs, 2017.
Phiri, Andrew C. “An Inculturated Rite of Anointing of the Sick for the Cewa People of Zambia and Malawi: A Christ-like Response to the Needs of People with HIV/AIDS.” DMin diss., Catholic Theological Union, 2008.
Abstract"The book not only contributes to the academic debate about the pandemic but it provides a tool that needs to find a space in every household, as this would directly contribute to the government's as well as to the Religious Leaders' Awareness Campaign - that the HIV and AIDS pandemic exists and kills. Whilst the authors do not claim to have provided a medicinal cure for the disease, they do provide a source of encouragement to those broken bodies who are victims of the scourge. Well known scholars, some of them major names in South African theology, others drawn from the international scene, consider how the Bible, our ideas of Church, our practical theology, are all challenged and perhaps changed in the face of social realities, especially that of HIV and AIDS. Each of the contributors challenges us. Many of them break new ground. All of them raise questions which we need to face in obedience to God. What have been the effects of HIV and AIDS on some communities, and what have been the responses of others? Can those with better resources, both material and spiritual, offer help and healing and, in the process, become better communities themselves? How is the ambiguous response of the churches to be understood? In the absence of vaccine or cure, can healing nevertheless take place? Can suffering individuals, families and communities be helped to cope? These are questions no-one concerned with HIV and AIDS can afford to ignore"--Publisher's website.
Roos, Pieter. “A Public Pastoral Care Home-Based Programme Supporting Orphans Infected and/or Affected by Hiv/Aids in the Sandf: A Practical Theological Engagement.” DPhil Thesis in Practical Theology, University of the Free State, 2014. edsndl.
AbstractThe rationale for this study was a desire to assist some of the alarmingly high number of orphaned children (especially in Sub-Saharan Africa) who are infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS, and who find themselves in an instant crisis after the loss of their parents as a result of the pandemic. In such a crisis, young childrenâs normal support systems are often stripped away.This study is grounded in practical theology. It adopted a postmodern paradigm, with social constructionist discourse, as its epistemological point of departure, and narrative pastoral care/therapy as the counselling approach chosen to assist HIV/AIDS orphans. In a broader sense, theologically, the study is grounded in a public theological orientation, and holistic Biblical anthropological paradigms were explored to give meaning to peopleâs broken lives.The study argues for a wider community-oriented approach to assist HIV/AIDS orphans to (re)build their lives with hope and faith by assisting them in being (re)integrated into normal society with the maximum possible support systems available to them, using a home-based care approach, rather than institutional care.Methodologically speaking, qualitative research methods were used in the study, because qualitative researchers emphasize the value-laden nature of scientific inquiry. They seek answers to questions that emphasise how social experience is created and given meaning. In this study, the following proven research methods were used: participation action research methods complemented by scientifically designed case studies, questionnaires and focus groups. Three orphans who had lost their parents due to HIV- and AIDS-related illnesses agreed to participate in the research as co-researchers. They entered into conversation with the researcher. Later, focus group work was added, involving various caregivers and a multi-professional team. As a result of this study a unique public pastoral home-based programme supporting orphans who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS has been created within the context of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and led by the SANDF Chaplaincy. This programme can easily be expanded to other contexts outside the military.The unique feature of this study was that researcher made effective use of participation action research methods in all stages of the research process. The orphans were regarded as co-researchers from the beginning and their input was seen as significant to the eventual outcome of the research. Because they could participate throughout the research process, their social constructions of being infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS were regarded as essential indicators of how they gave meaning to their lives.In order for the co-researchers to move from dominant âproblem-saturatedâ life stories to new alternative stories of hope and meaningful life, the research process involved interactive collaboration with different role players. The use of a public theological orientation and holistic Biblical anthropological paradigms as the basis for the research made it possible for other co-researchers to be invited into the process. After interacting with the orphans through scientifically designed case studies and questionnaires, various care givers, including multi-professional care personnel, took part in Appreciative inquiry focus groups. In a very short time, these discussions elicited alternative and preferred life options that assisted the orphans in mapping the direction of exciting new life scenarios.The key outcome of this study is its demonstration of how the underlying value-based Biblical-anthropological hope orientation adopted by the researcher can be applied in a contextual narrative pastoral approach to assist HIV/AIDS orphans. By making use of different methods, such as Biblical pastoral care and narrative therapy, Appreciative inquiry focus groups with key public and professional role players, and other qualitative scientific analysis, the study succeeded in developing guidelines for a useful public pastoral care home-based programme for the military, as well as in broader society.
Snyman, Desiree. “A Fully Human Spirituality: A Gendered Response to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic for the South African Church.” PhD diss., University of South Africa, 2006.
Ward, Edwina, and Gary Leonard. A Theology of HIV and AIDS on Africa’s East Coast: A Collection of Essays by Masters Students from Four African Academic Institutions. Edited by Svenska institutet för missionsforskning. Uppsala, Sweden; Pietermaritzburg: Swedish Institute of Mission Research ; Cluster Publications [distributor, 2008.
AbstractSouth Africa has been hard hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This pandemic has had many sectors in society mobilizing and creating awareness around prevention and the effects of HIV/AIDS. One such sector is the religious community, which, with all its diversity, has tried to address the issues that stem from this pandemic. This mmor dissertation looks at the South African situation of HIV I AIDS from a gendered religious perspective, the perspective of South African Christian women's theologies. It further catalogs the research to Anglican women in Cape Town. This study aims to find the participatory levels and status of Christian Anglican women in the church's mobilization activities and decision making. Through this study two main theologies are explored, African women's theology and the theology of Hope.
Yumba, François. Les patients perdus de vue dans la prise en charge du Sida. Articulation entre santé, spiritualité et salut à partir de leur vécu à Kinshasa, 2017.
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