How HIV Changes Faith

Br Philippe Denis from Pietermaritzburg presented research findings of a study conducted in KwaZulu-Natal illustrating how faith is changed by HIV.  He was one of the speakers at the joint conference hosted by St Joseph’s Theological Institute at Cedara, and the SACBC AIDS Office held at St Joseph’s in January 2013, and marking 30 years since the discovery of HIV  While recognising the role of the churches, and the Catholic Church in particular, Denis notes that all too often the western model of healing has been followed, with not enough cognisance of African understandings of healing.