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Title:When religion and health align: mobilising religious health assets for transformation
Editors:Cochrane, James R.ISNI
Schmid, BarbaraISNI
Cutts, Teresa
City of publisher:Pietermaritzburg
Publisher:Cluster Publications
ISBN:1875053913; 9781875053919
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:public health
health care
Abstract:The essays in this volume on the interface of religion and public health were originally presented at an international colloquium, organized and hosted by the African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP) in Cape Town in 2009. They are presented in four sections: 1. Overview and state of the field; 2. HIV and AIDS; 3. Practice; 4. Looking beyond and ahead. Section 1 has contributions about: global health and the role of faith in the community (Christoph Benn); changes in international thinking on health care and the challenge for religion (Gillian Paterson); problems of terminology in mapping 'faith-based organizations' engaged in health (Jill Olivier); the Participatory Inquiry into Religious Health Assets, Networks and Ageny (PIRHANA): a strategy for research into 'religious health assets' (Steve de Gruchy and others); leadership at the boundaries of faith and health (Mimi Kiser, Gary Gunderson). Section 2 contains contributions about: the Church in Mozambique and united action against HIV and AIDS (Geoff Foster and others); an Islamic response to HIV and AIDS (Muhammad Khalid Sayed); religion and sex in culture and in human lives (John Blevins); the pedagogy of HIV and AIDS (Sepetla Molapo). The contributions of section 3 address: the role of religious agents on the boundaries of public health (James R. Cochrane); the relevance of 'healthworlds' to health care access (Lucy Gilson); maintaining and strengthening African religious health assets (Frank Dimmock and Tali Cassidy); ARHAP theory and the Memphis Congregational Health Network (Teresa Cutts). Section 4 consists of a contribution on public health and social transformation (Katherine Marshall). [ASC Leiden abstract]