2002. 51 p.
United States Agency for International Development, USAID
The purpose of this bibliography is to describe and review resources that have proven useful to faith-based organizations addressing the HIV crisis in Africa. We hope that the information allows each reader to identify the right materials to meet his or her community's needs and then to obtain those materials from the organization that developed them.Most of the materials have been developed by people within faith-based organizations, specifically for their own communities. Many materials build on and adapt what has worked within secular organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, embedding the training or information in the teachings of a specific faith. Only a few of the materials were developed by non-faith-based organizations. Taken all together, the materials contain creative ideas and solutions to the thorny problems that faith-based communities struggle with in addressing HIV/AIDS.The resources are divided according to topic, rather than by faith, and readers are encouraged to explore the resources of other faiths, for new strategies in dealing with HIV/AIDS. We hope that readers will explore across faiths, focusing on the methods and HIV information that each resource has to offer, and then applying their own theology. We have much to learn from each other as we craft the unique HIV/AIDS interventions that apply to each of our own faiths.There are two criteria for selection of materials reviewed here. The first is that they promote dignity and respect for people living with HIV. The second is that they provide correct HIV information. However, the materials have a wide range of perspectives about how to conduct HIV prevention and care, the spiritual basis for HIV activities, and the role of faith-based organizations in addressing HIV/AIDS. The opinions expressed in the materials that are reviewed are those of the individuals and organizations that produced the materials and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of Family Health International or USAID.
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