World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

Documents

Sexual health awareness
calendar, Uganda 2004. Photo:
Peter Williams

During the last two decades the World Council of Churches (WCC) has developed a wide range of HIV/AIDS related statements and tools. Some are not in use any more, others are remarkably timeless and still in high demand. The Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA), which started in 2002 under the WCC's Health and Healing Programme, in cooperation with the All Africa Conference of Churches, has since added publications which are certainly relevant not only for African settings. All these have been assembled here. Most are available in English, many also in French, some in Spanish or Portuguese and a few in African languages, like Lingala, Malagasy and Swahili.

The material includes basic studies and policy statements of church leaders consultations for reflection in the churches and the wider society. A framework for engagement for greater participation of People Living with HIV in the life of the Church has now been added. Practical training and teaching as well as pastoral counselling and liturgical materials are also included.

Publications for download (pdf)

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Redemptive Masculinites

Men, HIV and Religion. Edited by Ezra Chitando and Sophie Chirongoma

 

 

Is it possible to document the impact of a regional initiative that covers the whole of sub-Saharan Africa? It is certainly a challenge, but this publication shows that the ten-year existence of the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA) has changed the scene.

 

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Gender justice, ministry and healing

A Christian response to the HIV pandemic. By Nyambura Njoroge

 

 

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Beacons of Hope

HIV Competent Churches - A Framework of Action. By Dr Sue Parry

 

 

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Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in the Theological Education

Experience and Explorations. By Ezra Chitando

 

 

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A Window into Hope

An Invitation to Faith in the Context of HIV and AIDS. By Robert Igo, O.S.B.

 

 

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Troubled but not destroyed

African Theology in Dialogue with HIV and AIDS. By Ezra Chitando