Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence Christian Churches and the Global AIDS Crisis

ISBN-10: 0800636414
ISBN-13: 9780800636418
Edition: 2004
Authors: Donald E. Messer
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 2/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Donald E. Messer is an educator, author, practical theologian, civil rights activist, and United Methodist clergyman recognized worldwide for his humanitarian service combating world hunger and HIV/AIDS. He is the author of 15 books, including Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence: Christian Churches and the Global AIDS Crisis and Ending Hunger Now (coauthored with Senators George McGovern and Bob Dole).

Introduction
The Voice of God
Jesus in the AIDS Hospital
Word Becomes Flesh
An Essay in Practical Theology
Defining Terms: HIV/AIDS
Words of Gratitude
The Church and Global AIDS
Global Emergency
From Denial to Constructive Engagement
A Global Portrait of HIV/AIDS
Updating Global Statistics
Toward a New AIDS Theology
Reclaiming the Essence of the Church
An Ecumenical and Interfaith Response
One by One by One
We Are All HIV-positive
Facing Stigmatization and Discrimination
We Are All Dying
Courage and Hope of HIV/AIDS Victims
It's Not Our Problem
It's Not Christian to Talk about Sex
It's Somebody Else's Responsibility
Compassion, Self-Interest, and Challenges Ahead
Facing and Responding to Sexual Realities
AIDS and Sexual Behavior
Responding with Christian Love
What If?
Stigmatization and Discrimination
Stigmatization and Discrimination as Sins
Resisting Sin
AIDS Is Not a Dirty Word
Women, Children, and HIV/AIDS
An "Equal Opportunity" Disease
The Patriarchy Problem
An Ethical Response
Hearing and Heeding Women's Voices
The ABCs of Prevention
A Is for Abstinence
B Is for Be Faithful
C Is for Condoms
Other Letters in the Alphabet of Life
Ethics in a New Key
A World without AIDS
An Unexpected, Unwelcome Banquet Guest
Love in a Time of AIDS
Realistic Idealism
Ensuring Care, Testing, Counseling, and Treatment
Care, Not Cure
Testing, Not Denial
Competent, Compassionate Counseling
Treatment
Saving Grace
Global Hope in a Global Emergency
Awakening a Sleeping Church
A Liturgical Response to the Global Emergency
Signs of Global Hope
Hopeful Models: Partnerships to Save Lives
Faith, Hope, and Love
Avoiding HIV/AIDS
Notes
Selected Bibliography

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