These manuals are the product of a series of consultations held in Kenya, Zambia and Uganda facilitated by WCC’s Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC- EHAIA) in collaboration with faith communities, national AIDS councils, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the American President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
From the foreword by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary:
This manual seeks to challenge the false dichotomy that places antiretroviral therapy and faith healing at opposite ends of the spectrum. The intent is to mobilize religious leaders to regard antiretroviral therapy as an integral part of God’s healing strategy. Further, it enjoins religious leaders to play a critical role in promoting HIV testing, treatment uptake and adherence in the context of HIV and AIDS.