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Title:AIDS and religious practice in East Africa
Editor:Becker, FelicitasISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa (ISSN 0022-4200)
Volume:37
Issue:1
Pages:156
Language:English
Geographic terms:East Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Subjects:religion
AIDS
Pentecostalism
Church
Islam
Luo
sexuality
conference papers (form)
2005
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/i27594398
Abstract:The papers in this special issue - which derive from a workshop on Faith and AIDS, convened in 2005 by Paul Gifford, Felicitas Becker and Wenzel Geissler - explore how AIDS is understood and confronted through religious ideas and practices, and how these, in turn, are reinterpreted and changed by the experience of AIDS. Following the Introduction: Searching for pathways in a landscape of death: religion and AIDS in East Africa, by Felicitas Becker and P. Wenzel Geissler, Felicitas Becker examines Muslims' stances on AIDS in Tanzania. Heike Behrend relates the rise of occult powers in western Uganda to the increase in death rates caused by the AIDS epidemic and to Roman Catholic anti-witchcraft movements. Hansjörg Dilger examines networks of healing and support established under the circumstances of AIDS by a neo-Pentecostal Church in Tanzania. Ruth Prince explores the relationship between faith and the AIDS epidemic in western Kenya by looking at two sets of beliefs and practices: Christian salvation and Luo traditionalism. Jo Sadgrove looks at sex and Pentecostalism among university students in Uganda. John Lonsdale presents the Conclusion. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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