AIDS: HOW IS THE CHURCH RESPONDING?

Johan Viljoen, Nov 2000

Written for The Southern Cross

“The church is doing nothing about Aids”. This statement is repeated so often, that it has almost come to be regarded as a statement of fact. Lay members constantly profess their shame at the church’s lack of response. Rumours abound of priests who state that “there is no Aids in my parish”. And at the endless conferences that are held to discuss the issue, “A Challenge to the Churches”, or “A Challenge to the Clergy” appears as an item on the agenda with tedious and predictable regularity. Download Here