AJANews 110 - July 2012

In this issue of AJANews, we bring you the views of Jesuits who attended the International AIDS Conference and Catholic pre-conference held in Washington between 20 and 27 July. Then there's news about the tenth anniversary celebration of AJAN in June and two new developments launched during this event: the AJAN strategic plan and AHAPPY, an innovative HIV prevention programme for Jesuit schools. And last but not least, the tenth anniversary of Parlons-SIDA, a Jesuit parish project in eastern Congo...

International AIDS conference gives reasons to hope -  The word "hope" sums up the views of African Jesuit priests who were among 20,000 participants at the 19th International AIDS Conference held in Washington DC from 22 to 27 July... Read more

Catholic AIDS meeting highlights pastoral care - The spiritual dimension of caring for people with HIV was highlighted during a pre-conference in Washington DC held for those involved in Catholic AIDS ministry... Read more

AJAN launches strategic plan in tenth anniversary celebration - Excellence in Jesuit AIDS ministry… AJAN is aiming high in its recently released strategic plan that will guide future expansion of the network... Read more

AJAN prevention package for schools welcomed - An HIV prevention programme created by AJAN specifically for Jesuit educational institutions has been welcomed for its emphasis on integral development and the way it adapts Ignatian pedagogy for teenagers... Read more

More about the AJAN anniversary meetingsFr Elphege Quenum SJ from Benin writes: “Together for future AIDS-free generations.” This is how we can sum up two meetings organised by AJAN in Nairobi from 14 to 19 June and 20 to 24 June... Read more

DRC: Parish project marks anniversary - A parish-based AIDS project in eastern Congo recently marked its 10th anniversary amid a worrying scenario of declining support for poor people with HIV and stubborn HIV prevalence... Read more

In the photo, John Cardinal Njue is greeted at the AJAN anniversary event at Hekima College in Nairobi.

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About AJAN

Jesuits across sub-Saharan Africa reach out daily to people affected by AIDS and seek to prevent the spread of HIV. The African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) coordinates their efforts, inspired by the vision: Empowered individuals, families, and communities working towards an HIV and AIDS free society and fullness of life (cfr John 10:10)