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Vozes Positivas

Líderes Religiosos Vivendo ou Pessoalmente Afectados com HIV e SIDA

(Portuguese edition of Called to Care workbook no. 1, Positive Voices)

Translated and produced by Rede Cristã Contra HIV & SIDA em Moçambique.

The CALLED TO CARE toolkit consists of practical, action-oriented booklets and mini-manuals on issues related to HIV/AIDS, designed for use by church leaders, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

The first booklet in the series, Positive Voices, brings together the experiences of 14 African religious leaders – 12 Christians and two Muslims – who are either living with HIV or are personally affected by HIV and AIDS. They include ordained religious leaders and lay people who have a leading role in their faith community. This booklet has three main purposes:

First, to enable church groups and communities to discuss HIV and AIDS, health, sexual behaviour, and issues related to religion and culture more freely and openly than is usually the case.

Second, to demonstrate that being HIV-positive is not a cause for shame, despair, fatalism or discrimination.

Third, to help reduce HIV-related stigma within faith communities by demonstrating that religious leaders too contract HIV, but that they can also live positively and openly with the virus, serving God even more meaningfully and effectively than before.

By: Gideon Byamugisha, Glen Williams

40 pages; English edition 2005; Portuguese edition 2009; ISBN 978-1-905746-44-6 (E-book)

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