Report: Survey of the Sexual Practices of Youth Attending Evangelical Churches in Antigua, St. Lucia and St. Vincent

Report: Survey of the Sexual Practices of Youth Attending Evangelical Churches in Antigua, St. Lucia and St. Vincent

Bishop Gerald A. Seale, DD General Secretary and CEO, Evangelical Association of the Caribbean
2009

There is general indifference among Evangelical congregations in the Caribbean to the AIDS pandemic. Congregations need to be mobilised to enable congregants to properly guard against the disease, to reduce and eventually remove stigmatisation of and discrimination against persons living with HIV (PLWH), and develop adequate mechanisms that enable Evangelical Christian youth to handle their sexuality within an understanding of Biblical teaching, scientific accuracy and culturally appropriate methods.

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Gender, HIV and AIDS and the role of the church in Africa

Gender, HIV and AIDS and the role of the church in Africa

Mandy Marshall, Tearfund Micah SE Asia Conference Genting Highlands, Malaysia October 2007 What prompted the research? In 2004 UNAIDS stated most vulnerable person to HIV and AIDS is the married woman Tearfund wanted to know
  • Is it the same in church communities?
  • If so, why?
  • What can be done about the situation?
  • Is anyone (partners/INGO’s/academia) tackling theissue and if so, what are their successes and frustrations?
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HIV and local churches: Is funding always good and how can it be done better?

HIV and local churches: Is funding always good and how can it be done better?

By Liz Ling, iThemba AIDS Foundation

Many local churches are involved in excellent HIV and AIDS initiatives in their communities. Often these are small ministries run by churches in very impoverished circumstances and more could be done with external funding. However, there are risks to be managed.

The vital question is, ‘how can external funding help scale up excellent local initiatives without having a detrimental effect on the actual ministry and the church which is engaged in it?’ One workshop at the Ecumenical pre-conference to the IAC in Mexico in August examined a funding process that is in being developed to do just this.

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Faith-based groups and governments join forces to end new HIV infections in children

Faith-based groups and governments join forces to end new HIV infections in children

Report from EAA - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance


Representatives of governments and faith-based health service providers have met together in a ground breaking international consultation to strengthen their joint efforts to ensure no child is born with HIV.The meeting took place in Zambia, 28 February – 1 March 2013, co-organized by UNAIDS, Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), and Caritas Internationalis, as part of efforts to implement UNAIDS’ “Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive”.

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Faith in Action: Examining the Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Addressing HIV/AIDS

Faith in Action: Examining the Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Addressing HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is the most devastating epidemic in human history. With 40 million people now living with HIV/AIDS and an estimated 3 million people having died in 2003 alone,1 the international community is working diligently to identify effective mechanisms to prevent HIV transmission and provide care, support and treatment for those affected by and living with the virus. Human and financial resources are still consider- ably inadequate to meet the overwhelming level of existing need. It is, therefore, imperative that existing resources be used wisely, based on the best available evi- dence of what works.

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