The AIDS Crisis

The AIDS Crisis

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Over forty million people today are living with HIV/AIDS. In 2005, three million people died of AIDS, and half a million of them were children. The reality is dark. But in darkness, even one small flame of light makes a difference. And the church of Jesus Christ is bringing light into the darkness of the AIDS crisis all over the world. Like these churches, this book is a flame. Deborah Dortzbach and Meredith Long offer personal stories, up-to-date statistics and their years of international experience to give us the global portrait of AIDS: the roots of the problem and the role of the church. They teach us to listen. They allow us to observe. They help us become informed so that we can become involved, partnering with brothers and sisters already at work around the world loving, lobbying, caring, praying. qThe light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome itq (Jn 1:5). Here is a book to help us see how the light of Christ shining through his church can change the course of the current AIDS crisis. Market/Audience Ministry organizations Missionaries Laypeople concerned about the AIDS crisis Pastors Features and Benefits Gives a global perspective by national and international experts. Gives a biblical perspective. Provides the basic facts we need to know in a brief format. Provides a great orientation for anyone interested in AIDS. Offers concrete ideas for taking action.(Summarized from the Kaiser Family Foundation: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic: A Timeline of Key Milestones, alt;www.kff.orgagt;.) 1981 The time of HIV/AIDS officially begins as the CDC reports the outbreak of rare pneumonia and otheranbsp;...

Title:The AIDS Crisis
Author:Deborah Dortzbach, W. Meredith Long
Publisher:InterVarsity Press - 2006


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