A Global MULTIFAITH discussion on HIV responses
Foreword by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M Tutu.
“I send my warm greetings and the assurance of my prayers to the readers, authors and the INERELA+ CUAHA partnership for their tireless efforts in responding to HIV and AIDS. As faith… Continue reading
PASTORAL CARE OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV IN ZAMBIA BY REV. KENNEDY CHOLA MULENGA
Van Dyk in her book, HIVAids Care & Counseling: A Multidisciplinary Approach, sagaciously asserts, “HIVAids (sic) has forced us to think of caring rather than curing….Because we have no cure for HIVAids (sic), we must focus on caring for the psychological and mental welfare of people living with HIVAids (sic)” (2005:174 emphasis hers). It is my humble intention, therefore, to look at the care of people living with HIV and AIDS in Zambia from an evangelical standpoint. Evangelical Christians in Zambian have ample endowments (e.g. human resource, presence, a message of hope, etc.) to give meaningful pastoral care to people living with HIV without the blight of stigma as they have been known to do in past times. This paper will describe pastoral care, posit an interdisciplinary perspective to pastoral care, highlight the role of psychology in pastoral care, locate the place of spirituality as a unique contribution of pastoral care, and recommend a feasible evangelical pastoral approach to HIV and AIDS care. In short, this paper will posit an approach to pastoral care of people living with HIV that will both be evangelical and germane to a Zambian worldview.
How do we provide care within our faith in the field of HIV and AIDS? – By BY Merab Kambamu Kiremire
A PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCE BY MERAB KAMBAMU KIREMIRE
Theme: (But the teacher of the law ——— asked Jesus, ‘Who is my neighbour?’ And Jesus concluded, ‘in your opinion, which one of the three men acted like a neighbor towards the man attacked by the robbers?’ The teacher of the law answered, ‘the one who was kind to him.’ Jesus replied, ‘You go, then, and do the same’) Luke 1029.
CENTERING THE BODY IN OUR HIV AND AIDS RESPONSE: ON BEING JUSTICE-LOVING EARTH COMMUNITIES BY PROF. MUSA W. DUBE
Musa W. Dube
University of Botswana Theology and Religious Studies email@example.com
Introduction: HIV and AIDS as a Revelatory Journey
Three decades of living with HIV and AIDS in our world… Continue reading
BY AHMED RAGAA ABDEL-HAMEED RAGAB, MD; PHD PROFESSOR OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, AL-AZHAR UNIVERSITY, CAIRO EGYPT
The HIV epidemic has been spreading steadily that is now, no country in the world is immune. The number of people living with HIV continues to rise every year (Haleprin et al, 2004). With… Continue reading
Demythologizing African conceptions of human sexuality: A gateway to prevention and eradication of HIV and AIDS in Africa.
Prof. James N. Amanze, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana, Private Bag 0022, Gaborone.
It is common knowledge that sex and human sexuality in Africa is shrouded… Continue reading
At the outset this paper is about theological practices inspired by faith on matters such as HIV and AIDS. Today Christian mission and ministry are challenged how to preach the Word of God to people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS and how Christian ministry is administered in… Continue reading
I first noticed the sign of HIV in my life during my last semester examination at West African Bible Collage Lagos in 2001. Then there was development of Lymph nodes in my face and neck regions. But, due to lack of proper information regarding HIV/AIDS then I was in dark… Continue reading
My name is Rev Engr. Arinze Isaiah, a native of Anambra State. I am an ordained priest according to the Anglican Communion doctrine. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a husband and father to a 1year old son.
I was the first Anglican priest to declare my HIV positive… Continue reading