Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has joined members of the Working Group on Orphans and Vulnerable Children calling on the UK government to put children at the heart of its new strategy for tackling HIV/AIDS throughout the world.
The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, a partnership involving major Christian development and church agencies, including several in the UK, is encouraging people of faith to take individual and collective responsibility for combatting HIV/AIDS.
Faith-based campaigners and religious leaders say churches should not relax their efforts to deal with the HIV/AIDS pandemic despite UN figures showing a drop in the number of people worldwide living with the virus, says Desmond Tutu.
An NGO in Mali has won the International Service Human Rights Award for the Defence of Human Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS. The awards highlight the role development workers play in defending the human rights of vulnerable people.
On World AIDS Day, people should focus on names and faces rather than just numbers and facts, the Rev Donald Messer told worshippers during a special service at the Upper Room Chapel of The United Methodist Church, Tennessee, USA.
Anti-AIDS activists, including those working with church-backed groups, have expressed amazement at outrage about claims made by the head of the Catholic Church in Mozambique that some European-made condoms are infected with HIV deliberately.
To be a member of the pacifist Society of Friends (Quakers) and a member of the South African Communist Party may seem contradictory to some of her compatriots. But Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, until recently South Africa's deputy health minister, sees no anomaly.
An international interfaith conference on HIV/AIDS held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has called on religious leaders throughout the world to use their places of worship, and educational and health facilities to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS.