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Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Volume 29, Issue 2, 2001
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Volume 29, Issue 2, 2001
The challenge of HIV/AIDS for theological education in Africa: Towards an HIV/AIDS sensitive curriculumAuthor Tinyiko S. MalulekeSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 125 –143 (2001)More Less
Christian ethics and AIDS in Africa today: Exploring the limits of a culture of suspicion and despairAuthor Emmanuel M. KatongoleSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 144 –160 (2001)More Less
Discussion of the AIDS epidemic in the light of Christian ethics seems to have got bogged down in narrow moralistic prescriptions, for example over whether or not it is right to use condoms to prevent AIDS. What is often ignores is that the AIDS epidemic is changing the kind of people we are. It has reinforced both Western stereotypes of Africa, and African suspicion of the West, and of the West's intentions in Africa.
Doing theology in the era of HIV/AIDS: A critical evaluation of the Theology and Religious Studies Department, University of BotswanaAuthor Moji RueleSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 161 –173 (2001)More Less
This article descriptionbes and evaluates the role, of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Botswana in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Several members of staff and students have undertaken research projects and papers have been read at departmental seminars on HIV/AIDS. Members of the department have been involved in community service to victims of AIDS, including counselling and burying the victims.
Author Johanna StiebertSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 174 –185 (2001)More Less
Author Madipoane MasenyaSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 186 –199 (2001)More Less
The South African context has historically, at least since the missionary era, been conspicuously shaped by the Christian faith, and more importantly for the present article, also by the Christian Bible. This context also shares a world view that is in many respects similar to that found in the Old Testament. When confronted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a devout reader of the Book of Job in the Hebrew Bible cannot remain unchanged. Informed by this (South) African context, how does one make sense of the 'unjust' suffering of the devout biblical character, Job?
Author Kagiso B. KgosikwenaSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 200 –219 (2001)More Less
The emotional turmoil experienced by people living with AIDS is a challenge to pastoral care in Botswana. People diagnosed as HIV positive find that their lives are completely redefined and often face ostracism because of the social stigma attached to HIV/AIDS The works of Elizabeth Kobler-Ross which deal with the process of dying, can be helpful here. Dying people go through stages of denial, anger, isolation, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Their families, and even the whole society, also pass through these stages.
Author Obed N. KealotsweSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 220 –231 (2001)More Less
This paper examines the role played by the diagelo in the care of terminally ill patients in Botswana. Diagelo refers to the clinics or hospitals of the AICs. The patients studied are mainly those connected with the AIDS pandemic. The AICs have always been known as healing churches and many researchers have pointed out that healing is the major attracting factor to enrolment, recruitment and growth in AICs.
Author Philippe DenisSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 258 –281 (2001)More Less
Children who remember their parents in a positive way when they become iII or when they die are in a better position to cope with the hardships of their condition. The concept of memory boxes are used with positive effect to help AIDS orphans cope with the loss of their parents or siblings. The article reports on a pilot study being conducted jointly by the Oral History Project of the School of Theology, University of Natal and Sinosizo Home Based Care.
We are all believers Crisis in living conditions and the intervention of burial societies in BotswanaAuthor B. Ntombi NgwenyaSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 282 –303 (2001)More Less
Burial societies in Botswana provide financial relief to bereaved households. Over the last three decades of economic development in Botswana people have been exposed to new sources of vulnerability, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic. A burial society is a relatively autonomous, historically distinct local mutual aid institution which may be occupational or gender based, whose goal is to provide social relief and support to a member or members' family/kin experiencing distress due to death.
Author Mpine QakisaSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 304 –320 (2001)More Less
The media's message about AIDS is skewed. AIDS is portrayed as a disease of ""sinners"" such as prostitutes, homosexuals and people with multiple partners. Popular media continue to carry reports of people who are deliberately infected by sufferers who are seeking revenge. Researchers have also found that the power of any media report is not embedded solely in the individual message but enters a polluted world.
Stirring the spirits in a baffled struggle for constructive AIDS politics. A report on the 'Aids in Context' conference Johannesburg 4-7 April 2001Author Kirsten RuetherSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 29, pp 321 –341 (2001)More Less
The article gives an account of the 'AIDS in Context' conference held at the University of the Witwatersrand in April 2001. It adopts a postmodern approach that concentrates on fragmented narratives and the construction of knowledge through competing discourses. It gives a critical ""who's who"" of the conference which shows that a diverse spectrum of qualified people (mainly activists) participated, who took their motivation from very different backgrounds.