Bringing the power of religion to bear on the social and religious attitudes that lead to silence, stigma, repression, and even gender violence, authors in this volume critically appraise and reappropriate received biblical, pastoral, and theological sources to offer a new vision to persons most often denied their rights, including women generally, youth, sexual minorities, and the disabled.
The EHAIA series has proven to be a theological and pastoral wellspring for churches in Africa and beyond. This volume will enlighten and inform church leaders and pastoral caregivers everywhere to how the churches can enable all people to enjoy abundant life.
Edited by Ezra Chitando. He is the anglophone Theology Consultant to the WCC programme on Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (EHAIA), and he is Associate Professor of History and Phenomenology of Religion at the University of Zimbabwe. He has published extensively on religion in Africa, sexuality, and health. Among his recent publications is In the Name of Jesus! Healing in the Age of HIV (2013, WCC Publications).