Christian Advocacy Ministry on Pandemics: The Ghanaian Example on HIV/AIDS

Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong 

Issue: Vol.2  No.5 November 2021  Article 1 pp. 42-51
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/pecanep.2021251   |   Published online 3rd November 2021.
© 2021 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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The study is an examination of the various Christian advocacy approaches that the church in Ghana has adopted in its role in the fight against the AIDS pandemic. The study seeks to make the Ghanaian experience available for Christian advocacy ministry for other pandemics. The study as a qualitative one focused on library research. Available primary and secondary materials on the church’s participation in the AIDS pandemic were examined and analyzed. Much attention was paid to reports, addresses, study materials and policy documents on the pandemic by the World Council of Churches, Christian Council of Ghana and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. The study has observed that provision of leadership, capacity building of church leaders, education and awareness creation, the relevance of the Christian message of hope in a moment of despair and Christian advocacy ministry have made significant contributions to the Christian advocacy on the HIV/AIDS in Ghana. The study further provides insights for studies in church and society and the construction of public theology on pandemics in African Christianity.

Keywords: Advocacy Ministry, Pandemics, Capacity Building, Church Leadership

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Opuni-Frimpong, K. “Christian Advocacy Ministry on Pandemics: The Ghanaian example on HIV/AIDS,” Pentecostalism, Charismaticism and Neo-Prophetic Movements Journal 2, no.5 (2021): 42-51. https://doi.org/10.38159/pecanep.2021251

© 2021 The Author(s). Published and Maintained by Noyam Publishers. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).