Passion and Compassion

The Ecumenical Journey with HIV

By Manoj Kurian

'The WCC central committee meeting on 6 September 2006 in Geneva, reviewed the work of the ecumenical movement in relation to HIV and recommitted the churches to become more compassionate and competent in the response to HIV and AIDS. The WCC central committee also exhorted faith-based communities to advocate that anti-retroviral treatments as well as treatment for other opportunistic infections be made available and accessible to all. The leadership of the churches were encouraged to exercise their role as advocates for just policies and to hold governments accountable to their promises.[3] This year, 2016, the ecumenical journey with HIV since 1984 has been captured in the book, Passion and Compassion, The Ecumenical Journey with HIV.'--The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches ***From despair to hope, Christian engagement with HIV has challenged stigma and discrimination-and also entailed genuine transformation in the church themselves. This title charts the journey by the Church to help with the fight against HIV. [Subject: Religious Studies]

Publication Date: 8/30/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9782825416822