Lyn @“Contending with HIV, Contending with the Church: Building a Redemptive Religious Community”, KZN, 6-9 May 2013

From the UKZN website:

Chart Gathering on the North CoastMay 22, 2013

CHART Consultation
Participants at the CHART consultation.

The Collaborative for HIV and AIDS, Religion and Theology (CHART), based in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, organised a consultation: “Contending with HIV, Contending with the Church: Building a Redemptive Religious Community”, at the Salt Rock Hotel on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast. 

Participants included Professor Beverley Haddad, Professor Gerald West, Professor Philippe Denis, Professor Sue Rakoczy, Dr Herbert Moyo, Ms Bongi Zengele, Ms Nokhaya Makiwane and Ms Cherry Muslim, religious leaders from both Christian and Muslim communities, and co-ordinators of faith-based organisations from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Namibia, Kenya and Zambia.

Organisations attending included the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with and Affected by HIV and AIDS (+INERELA), the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA) and the Christian AIDS Bureau for Southern Africa (CABSA).

In addition to the plenary presentations, participants spent a great deal of time in small groups where the findings of the CHART research project: “The Cartography of HIV and AIDS, Religion and Theology”, were shared (see: www.chart.ukzn.ac.za).  The fruitful discussions led to planning for future work in religion and HIV and mapping this agenda.

Resources and report from CHART Website:

A consultation, “Contending with HIV, Contending with the Church: Building a Redemptive Religious Community” took place from 6th – 9th May at the Salt Rock Hotel, north of Durban. This consultation brought together Muslim and Christian leaders from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya and Namibia where the findings of the project, “The Cartography of HIV and AIDS, Religion and Theology” were shared and a way forward for our future work mapped out. In addition to the plenary presentations available below, participants spent a great deal of time in small groups. Much of this discussion is outlined in the consultation report.

 

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