by Johan Viljoen SACBC Aids Office  There is a story that was often told at church workshops during the Apartheid years: a congregation is situated on a busy cross roads in the centre of a city. It has a lively,…

Never before has the value of ordinary life which we take for granted, become so precious as it is in the face of the ubiquitous threat of HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). There is still a…

A Catholic theological response to the pandemic Report on a conference held from 5-7 February 2003. 83 invited delegates assembled at St Augustine College of South Africa Campus from Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th February to participate in preparing a…

Lobbying and Advocacy Mechanisms: Mobilising and Empowering Young Women around HIV/AIDS  and Human Right. Tsakane Mangwane-Bok – Advocacy Officer, Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, AIDS Office. Download Here

Sr Alison Munro, OP Introduction The discussion that follows is a consequence of a question asked by religious formators about the validity or otherwise of the HIV testing of candidates for the priesthood and religious life.  Clearly the Church and…

The response of the Catholic Church to HIV/AIDS in Five Southern African Countries A. Munro Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference AIDS Office, Pretoria, South Africa Download Here

Remarks by Rev. Robert J. Vitillo, Co-Chairperson of Caritas Internationalis Task Force on HIV/AIDS Executive Director, Catholic Campaign for Human Development (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops) Discussion Sponsored by the Center for Strategic International Studies Washington, D.C., June 26, 200….

Larry Kaufmann, Cape Town, Nov 2001 1.      Complexity of the issue 2.      Attitudes 3.      Theological pitfalls 4.      Ethics of prevention Download Here

WE BELIEVE that we are part of God’s dream for the church and the world, and that God is shaping us, as the potter shapes the clay, into the kind of human and church community that is the dream in…

We the people of Southern Africa find ourselves in the middle of a great crisis in our nations caused by HIV/AIDS.  Many people despair when they are stricken with HIV/AIDS because they feel rejected and sometimes are rejected by their…

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