Becoming an HIV and AIDS Competent Church: Prophetic Witness and Compassionate Action. 2011

Published by the Office of the General Assembly Presbyterian Church 2011

This report, approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010), develops a comprehensive study that identifies issues impacting people living with HIV and AIDS, both in the U.S. and globally, and recommends to the PC(USA) a response of compassionate action and prophetic witness. For the church to respond more creatively and comprehensively to the HIV and AIDS global pandemic is to become an ‘HIV and AIDS competent’ denomination.

-Letter from Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons
1. Development of a Pandemic and the Church’s Response
II. Current Context of the HIV and AIDS Pandemic
III. Where Scripture Calls Us to Be: Compassionate in Action, Prophetic in Witness
IV. Marginalizing Social Forces
V. Underreported U. S. Populations
VI. Dynamics of Power and the Persistence of HIV and AIDS
VII. Becoming an HIV and AIDS Competent Church
VIII. Conclusion
-Appendix A: Two Biblical Questions
-Appendix B: Gender Inequality and the Persistence of AIDS
-Appendix C: Resources
Study Questions for Discussion

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