Religious Responses to HIV/AIDS
This curricular module explores the role of religion in response to HIV/AIDS, focusing on the diverse roles of religious leaders and communities and the efforts of faith organizations in HIV/AIDS response. Katherine Marshall and other panelists discuss ways to strengthen religious response to HIV/AIDS in a 2019 event summary “Ending AIDS: Faith Actors and Two Possible Futures” [PDF]. The event summary recaps conversations at a 2019 Berkley Center conference on "Two Possible Futures: Faith Action to End AIDS" [videos].
Below, you can explore more resources on the role of religion in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including an expanded module guide, with additional materials on the work of faith-inspired organizations in HIV/AIDS response.
These materials are designed to engage students with the following issues:
- the diverse roles of religious leaders, organizations, and communities in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the local, national, and international levels [Barstow paper, PDF; “Ending AIDS: Faith Actors and Two Possible Futures,” PDF]
- actions taken by faith organizations in response to HIV/AIDS and their roles in providing aid to local and marginalized communities [Sister Teresa Palakudy interview transcript; Peter Okaalet interview transcript; Dee Smith interview transcript; Dr. Phramaha Boonchuay Doojai interview transcript; Sister Mary Owens interview transcript]
Instructors are encouraged to look through topics below and adapt these questions to their needs.