Churches responding to the threat of AIDS HIV

Churches are responding to the threat of AIDS/HIV by ensuring those training ministers, deaconesses, pastors and working in the spiritual education of lay members, especially young people have the capacity to discuss and engage with HIV and AIDS from a Christian perspective.

Representatives from a number of Christian churches recently attended a course in Suva entitled “Hope, Healing and Wholeness’. The course which was organised by by the South Pacific Association of Theological Schools (SPATS) and UNAIDS

Despite HIV and AIDS being present in Fiji for nearly two decades, it was the first time some of the participants have had the opportuniy to learn about the virus and be introduced to those whose worlds have been turned upside down.

The keynote speech was given by Reverend Dr Cliff Bird, a lecturer in Theology and Ethics at the Pacific Theological College.

Fiji Times

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