|Publication Date: 11 Apr 2019|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 160|
|ISBN-13: 9780281082421, 9780281082438|
Who Cares About HIV?
The book exposes and challenges attitudes of institutional blindness and abuse and suggests some positive means of remedy, all of which have been formed and tested with the help of clients at the London HIV Chaplaincy.
With its powerful combination of moving personal testimony and honest pastoral reflection, this book will encourage a more informed, sensitive and effective interaction with many who, for whatever reason, feel marginalised by our society and alienated by those who most want to help.
As Rowan Williams says in his foreword, 'This book is a proclaiming of the gospel as well as a call to judgement. It is necessary material for the self-examination and self-awareness of any Christian minister or community, if the Church’s claim to be what it is supposed to be is not to go on being so hollow for so many who need to hear that their agency and dignity are understood and honoured.'
‘This stirring and prophetic work is a challenge to any reader in terms of emotion, thought, spirituality, theology, humanity and practice.’
‘A great testament to the strength and courage of those who have shared their stories. . . The testimonies in this book help us break down the barriers that people living with HIV too often face.’
‘This book makes for challenging but vital reading for the Church.’
Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London
‘Deeply and rightly unsettling.’
'This book is a proclaiming of the gospel as well as a call to judgement. It is necessary material for the self-examination and self-awareness of any Christian minister or community.’