Christian Responses to the Global AIDS Crisis: Donald Messer
"After retiring as a seminary president and professor of practical theology, Donald Messer devoted himself full-time to humanitarian work. He is now the executive director of the Center for the Church and Global AIDS. He discusses both the difficulties and the successes of this work.
Also on the program, Katy Scrogin reviews Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept by Brent Nongbri.
The mission of the Center for the Church and Global AIDS is to support and advocate for persons infected and affected by HIV and AIDS around the world with programs of education, prevention, care and treatment.
The Center's purpose is to address the challenges of the global HIV and AIDS pandemic and related needs in the world through programs of awareness, education, prevention, care, and treatment. In particular, the Center challenges attitudes and actions that contribute to stigmatization and discrimination of persons infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
Dr. Messer is the author of Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence: Christian Churches and the Global AIDS Crisis, and 52 Ways to Create and AIDS-Free World.