The contribution of church leadership with the current church doctrines to minimize discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS

Maqanda, Sipiwo Knowledge (2012-03)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2012.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Church doctrine plays a fundamental role in giving the clue of what leadership should do in responding to HIV and AIDS pandemic in the church. The high mortality rate in our community may be the results of continuous discrimination of people living with HIV and AIDS in the church. In this study, church leadership voiced out their views of the doctrine in order to accommodate people living with HIV/AIDS in the church. Their contribution will help to revise curriculum for future leaders to understand the doctrine in order for them to help in lowering the rate of HIV contamination and stop discrimination in the church. Some respondents did not understand the content of the doctrine regarding HIV and AIDS but what their contribution around discrimination and necessary strategies to counter discrimination and putting HIV and AIDS a number one priority was high.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doktrine van die kerk vervul ‘n baie belangrike rol ten opsigte van wat leiers in die gemeenskap behoort te doen ten opsigte van MIV/Vigs. Dit is ook moontlik dat die hoë vlak van mortaliteit in ‘n gemeenskap verband mag hou met die standpunt van die kerk ten opsigte van MIV/Vigs. In hierdie ondersoek word die mening van kerkleiers teenoor MIV/Vigs in ‘n bepaalde gemeenskap gerapporteer. Dit blyk uit die resultate dat verskeie kerkleiers nie presies verstaan het wat die standpunt van die kerk teenoor MIV/Vigs is nie. Laasgenoemde leiers was dit egter eens dat kerkleiers ‘n meer beduidende rol in die bekamping van MIV/Vigs behoort te vervul en dat die kerk pro-aktief by aksies betrokke moet raak ten einde die pandemie te bekamp. Kerkleiers behoort ook ‘n aktiewe rol te vervul in die afbreek van stigma en diskriminasie teenoor MIV-positiewe lidmate in die kerk.

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