HIV and AIDS in Africa

HIV/AIDS is the worst catastrophe ever in Africa, and it is within the mandate of the Church to rid society of this devastating epidemic. The Church in Africa has gone through different phases in its response to the HIV/AIDS problem, from rejection, stigmatisation, discrimination, condemnation and denial of a Christ-like compassion. Today the response of churches that are engaged in addressing the AIDS epidemic are characterised by the principles of human dignity, solidarity and grace. Although Christian organisations have been acknowledged for their fight against AIDS, especially at the grassroots level, the church’s response has not yet been proportional to the magnitude of the epidemic.   Read More…