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Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in theological education: experiences and explorations.

Publication year: 
2008
Author (s): 
Chitando, E
Publication details: 
Geneva, World Council of Churches, 2008
Abstract:

This book seeks to provide an indication of the progress that has been attained in the quest to mainstream HIV and AIDS in theological education in Africa. It also offers further insights into how important areas that have been overlooked, such as African Indigenous Religions, violence against women and children, as well as youth and development, can reflect the reality of HIV and AIDS. In the immediate future, there will be the need to assess the responses of Catholic theological institutions to the HIV pandemic. Other researchers must examine the progress attained in mainstreaming HIV and AIDS within particular countries and regions. Studies on African theology and the HIV pandemic would clarify the scope and opportunities available in this specific field. In addition, there is a need to explore the integration of important issues like masculinities, disability, treatment literacy and others within theological reflections on the HIV pandemic. Consequently, one can safely conclude that there is unlimited scope for reflections on theological education/religious studies and HIV in Africa.