A Christian ministry is getting the facts about AIDS across to high-risk people through a Wheel of Fortune-like game in the streets of Bangladesh.
Known as the Chorki Quiz, the game attracts prostitutes, drug addicts, students and transport workers in Khulna City in southwestern Bangladesh, reported World Vision recently. WV volunteers are found in railway stations, the river quay, bus stations or campuses wherever the high-risk groups gather to entertain while delivering messages about AIDS.
The goal of the Chorki Quiz competitions and World Visions wider HIV/AIDS project is to bring about behavior and attitude changes among vulnerable populations, said Provash Biswas, WV program manager, who adapted this popular game to teach about HIV/AIDS, late last month. more >>
Korean superstar Rain will help World Vision promote HIV/AIDS awareness among Malaysians when he holds his concert Rains Coming 06/07 World Tour in the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday.
Rain, who is the HIV/AIDS ambassador for World Vision Korea, will take this opportunity to help the Christian relief agency in advocating HIV/AIDS prevention activities in the region.
I agreed to take up this challenge when I realized that HIV/AIDS has done so much damage in our society, Rain said. more >>
ST. LOUIS, Mo. AIDS is one of the leading causes of death and the fastest spreading pandemic in history. And to date, there is still no cure. While much of the global efforts against AIDS are focused on slowing the disease, megachurch pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif., wants to stop it and says the church is an essential ingredient in doing so.
Tell me what you want to do with this pandemic slow it down, which is a whole lot easier to do and does not require behavioral change, or do you want to stop it? I am not interested in just slowing it [although] I do want to slow it but more than slowing it, I want to stop it, said Warren at an Urbana 06 press conference Friday. more >>
Kay Warren, wife of megapastor and bestselling author Rick Warren, isn’t the typical pastor’s wife. Coming out of years of traditional pastor’s wife work at Saddleback Church, home to some 21,000 attendants each weekend, Warren now finds herself at the forefront of a major evangelical push to fight AIDS and assist those affected, even if it means putting her own life on the line. And she's putting it in writing.
CP: As a pastor’s wife, you’re not doing the typical role that a pastor’s wife plays. What kind of response have you gotten from your church and has that changed over the last three years?
Warren: We’ve been here 26 years and 23 of those years I did just about everything. Over the years since we started Saddleback, I’ve done everything from stand behind the donut table to pass out bulletins to scrub toilets to taking care of the nursery, church secretary, church pianist, women’s ministry director … I’ve done all of those things that pastors’ wives are usually involved in in one way or another. It’s just in the last few years as God has shifted by focus, I’ve been doing probably a little more non-traditional pastor’s wife kind of things. more >>
While American churchgoers have sat comfortably in the pews, Compassion International has extended relief and care to hundreds of thousands of poverty-stricken and HIV-infected children around the world. For 55 years, the Christian child advocacy ministry has worked through the local church to keep children on their feet.
When dealing with children infected with AIDS, the Western Church has largely remained absent, Compassion International President Wess Stafford noted. Although identified as the “masters” at avoiding suffering, American churches are just now waking up to the widespread humanitarian crisis, giving Stafford a hope for the Church that he had never felt before in his decades of ministry. The Christian Post sat down with Stafford at a recent Global AIDS Summit at Saddleback Church to discuss Compassion’s work and the rise of the Western Church against AIDS.
CP: NGOs have been dealing with AIDS for a long time, much longer than the Church, and speakers at the Global AIDS Summit have repeatedly said that the Church is vital to the equation, which includes the government and NGOs. When did NGOs like yours realize the need for the Church? more >>
A word once shunned by churches is now overwhelmingly embraced as Christians mobilize to confront one of the worlds leading causes of death.
Christians ranging from megachurch pastors to humanitarian workers to students are increasingly moving to the forefront in the battle against AIDS.
On December 1, World AIDS Day, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joins with millions of people in hundreds of countries to take up this theme [Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise.], wrote the Rev. Mark Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), in a statement released Wednesday. more >>