HIV/AIDS

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October 6, 2004

The Primate of Southern Africa, the Bishop of Washington and a canon from the Diocese of Florida have teamed up to win a $10 million grant to combat HIV/AIDS through the work of the Anglican church in southern Africa, the United States Agency for International Development announced this week....

September 27, 2004

In a statement released today, Maureen Shea, Director of Government Relations for the Episcopal Church, expressed regret that: “The Institute on Religion and Democracy is releasing a report today that uses flawed methodology, undercuts the church’s long-standing support for peace in the Middle...

August 31, 2004

Years ago, Jo Tyers sewed clothing to sell in a shop she owned in Cape Town, South Africa. Now an Anglican priest, she's sewing again, this time clerical vestments whose sale benefits a diocesan AIDS ministry.

"I've always been creative rather than artistic, and I've always loved sewing...

August 31, 2004

In the mid-afternoon sun in the Namibian bush, a fragile grandmother of five unfolds herself painfully feet from the soiled blanket beside her mud hut and rises slowly to greet the home-based care nurse from St. Mary’s Health Care Center.

Marta’s body is wracked with tuberculosis, an...

August 19, 2004

[Note: a version of this report also appears in the September issue of Episcopal Life, the national newspaper serving the Episcopal Church. Carol Barnwell was among the five women who visited South Africa and Namibia at the invitation of Episcopal Relief and Development.]

Marta struggled...

July 20, 2004

INTERNATIONAL

Funding for Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Thanks to intense grassroots pressure (particularly from the religious community), House and Senate budget negotiators increased the recommended funding level for global HIV/AIDS programs in the Congressional budget...

June 15, 2004

Responding to the worldwide humanitarian crisis of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a landmark initiative June 14 to assist orphans and vulnerable children in the developing world. Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), the Assistance for Orphaned and...

May 7, 2004

Ten years ago, the nations of the world came together in Cairo, Egypt and established a plan-of-action to ensure access to education, health care, family planning, and a clean environment for all the world’s citizens. Central to the commitment established in Cairo was a recognition of the...

April 13, 2004

Your help is needed to pass landmark bipartisan legislation to help AIDS orphans and vulnerable children. We need an overwhelming number of co-sponsors for H.R. 4061, the Assistance for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2004, to increase chances of it passing the...

April 8, 2004

The House and Senate have each passed a FY ’05 federal budget bill and critical decisions will be made in conference committee to reconcile the two. While not binding, the budget sets parameters for the Authorization and Appropriations processes that follow.There are 10 members of the...

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