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Community Action on HIV and AIDS

Training guidelines on community based issues related to HIV and AIDS

Books 4 and 5 in the CALLED TO CARE series are based on 12 years of experience by the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC), based in Nairobi, Kenya.  The author, Nicta Lubaale, is an ordained pastor who has been involved in faith-based and community responses to HIV and AIDS since 1991.  Since January 2007 he has been General Secretary of the OAIC.

Book no. 5, Community Action on HIV and AIDS, is designed to help church leaders in dealing with social, cultural and economic issues related to the AIDS epidemic at community level.  It contains sections on topics such as the sexual abuse of children, domestic violence, widow inheritance and property grabbing by relatives - issues which have been exacerbated in many African countries by the AIDS epidemic.

Both books include case studies of the work of several African independent churches which, with the support of the OAIC, have responded in particularly innovative ways to the challenges of the AIDS epidemic.  These stories are drawn from OAIC member churches in Kenya and Uganda, but they are relevant to churches throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and beyond.

Both books contain numerous role plays, discussion guidelines, Biblical references, individual case studies and illustrations by African artists.

What our users say about Community Action on HIV & AIDS:
“After reading Community Action on HIV & AIDS, we decided to help the needy through giving what we have. As a church we have decided to identify the orphans and widows through giving donations such as food, clothing and building a house where necessary.”(Celestine Omondi, Choir Member, Kenya)

Download this book (below) or order copies from the Christian Literature Fund in South Africa. Click HERE.

(For information on how to run a training workshop using this manual, please click here to see the CALLED TO CARE Users’ Guide.)

By: Nicta Lubaale

48 pages; published 2008; ISBN 978-1-905746-33-0 (E-book)

Download Community Action on HIV and AIDS as a pdf file.