The body of christ has aids say methodists

By staff writers
December 1, 2004

The Methodist Church in Britain has launched a bold new poster campaign carrying the stark message 'The Body of Christ has AIDS'. The news comes on World AIDS day which has seen a number of activities and initiatives from churches and Christian groups. At least 19 faith-based organizations are among the 160 initial signers of a new Code of Good Practice for NGOs Responding to HIV/AIDS.

Javier Cardinal Lozano Barrag·n, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care has called for a reduction of the price of anti-viral drugs and medicines that are needed to treat HIV/AIDS patients. The Methodist poster campaign is however, one of the most controversial initiatives, and is likely to draw fire from some Conservative Christians.

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