Rowan Williams urges acceptance of people with HIV while visiting Africa:
Anglican leader urges acceptance of people with HIV
From The New Age
The Archbishop of Canterbury on Wednesday called on his followers not abandon people living with HIV, as he wrapped up a three-nation African tour with a service in the Zambian mining town of Kitwe.
“The church should deal with HIV and AIDS. The church in Africa deals with HIV and AIDS and we should not forget or forsake those that have the disease,” Rowan Williams said.
Williams was speaking at a communion service held at Arthur Davies stadium in Kitwe, some 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of the capital Lusaka, in the country’s Copperbelt region.
“We will be friends with them and this means the fight against death,” he said. Williams started his trip in Malawi last week to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Anglican missionaries in that country.