HIV

  • 9 Jul 2007

    World Council of Churches' general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has asked men to join the efforts of women across the world in dealing with the AIDS pandemic. He has also challenged the churches.

  • 29 Apr 2007

    In communities with high religious observance spiritual beliefs can play a positive role in deeloping strategies to combat HIV/AIDS, claims a UNICEF-backed study in Guyana.

  • 9 Mar 2007

    Young people continue to bear the brunt of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, with youth under age 25 accounting for more than half of all new HIV infections each year. Those between the ages of 15-24 are particularly hard hit, especially girls and young women who comprise the majority of young people living with the disease. Click here to find Oxfam charity gifts on the Oxfam website

  • 13 Feb 2007

    The head of the world's largest inter-Christian body says that the role of churches in combating prejudice and offering an alternative vision of justice and peace is a key component of their Gospel calling

  • 13 Feb 2007

    More than 70 percent of the world's population define themselves as people of faith, and faith-based organizations are involved in more than a quarter of care and treatment projects world-wide on HIV and AIDS, according to the head of a Geneva church-based advocacy group ‚Ä' writes Peter Kenny for Ecumenical News International (ENI).

  • 10 Feb 2007

    A study released by the Geneva-based World Health Organization has noted the key role of faith-based organizations in HIV prevention and care, but says greater collaboration is needed between them and public health agencies - writes Peter Kenny from Geneva for Ecumenical News International (ENI).

  • 15 Dec 2006

    Muslim clerics from 25 African countries failed to reach agreement on the use of condoms in preventing HIV and AIDS at a recent meeting in Zanzibar - writes Frank Jomo for Ecumenical News International

  • 6 Dec 2006

    Church leaders in India, aware that Christian institutions are responsible for running many of the country's medical facilities, are deeply concerned that the world's second-most populous nation now has the most people with HIV and AIDS - writes Anto Akkara for Ecumenical News International.

  • 3 Dec 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has warned of the alarming impact of the AID-HIV pandemic and its actual and potential impact on women and young people, especially.

  • 2 Dec 2006

    Yesterday (1 December 2006) British Prime Minister Tony Blair, an Anglican widely canvassed as a possible Catholic convert when he leaves office, risked the wrath of Roman Catholic leaders by saying that religious groups need to face the reality of HIV and AIDS in their teaching and practices regarding the use of condoms.