African Women, HIV/AIDS and Faith Communities
Isabel Apawo Phiri, Beverley Haddad. Madipoane Masenya, Ngwana Mphahlele(editors). This book has 3 parts: re-reading the Bible, challenging Faith communities and practical resources for faith communities. paperback, 290 pages
Isabel Apawo Phiri, Beverley HaddadMadipoane Masenya, Ngwana Mphahlele editor This is a book of theological clarity, courage and hope! The writers detail first hand how women have become the most affected and infected as HIV/AIDS moves like a plague across the African Continent. They challenge Christian and cultural traditions and provide concrete suggestions for change in the teaching and practice of the church.Haddad, Beverley, is an ordained Anglican priest with specific research interests in women`s theology, gender and development and HIV/AIDS. She currently holds a research fellowship with the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, University of Natal. She is the author of many articles on gender and theology from a South African perspective.Masenya, Madipoane (ngwana` Mphahlele), is a minister in the Assemblies of God Church in South Africa. She is also an Associate Professor in Old Testament at the University of South Africa. She has authored many articles on women and Biblical Studies from a South African perspective.Phiri, Isabel Apawo, is currently the Coordinator of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, Director of the Centre for Constructive Theology and Professor of African Theology, University of Natal, South Africa. She has authored numerous articles on women in religion and culture. She is also the author of Women, Presbyterianism and Patriarchy, co-edited Her Stories: Hidden Histories of Women of Faith in Africa and editor of Journal of Constructive Theology.