Hope in Crisis
It has been said that in a hundred years, people will look back on this time in history and the main question they will ask about us is, “What did they do about AIDS?” AIDS is often referred to as a pandemic, a plague, a deadly disease that touches all world regions. Yet, this pandemic is not just about staggering statistics, but the faces of people.
It is about real lives. It is about children. It is about the church.
Manual Statement-903.15. HIV/AIDS
(Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
Since 1981, our world has been confronted with a most devastating disease known as HIV/AIDS. In view of the deep need of HIV/AIDS sufferers, Christian compassion motivates us to become accurately informed about HIV/AIDS. Christ would have us to find a way to communicate His love and concern for these sufferers in any and every country of the world (2001).
The reality of AIDS in the world is the most compelling issue of our time. With the effects of HIV/AIDS devastating communities throughout Africa, and the rapidly increasing prevalence of the disease in India and Eastern Europe, extreme measures must be taken to increase education about, and prevention of, HIV/AIDS.
We believe it is vitally important to our Christian walk that we be informed about the desperate challenges facing our world. The Church of the Nazarene works together with other faith-based partners worldwide to increase education, prevention, and care in response to the global HIV/AIDS crisis.