Collaborative Partners

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The Ujamaa Centre for Community Development and Research is deeply committed to collaborating with those who are HIV-positive in an attempt to read the Bible and do theology in ways that are living sustaining. The Ujamaa Centre is an interface between socially engaged biblical and theological scholars, organic intellectuals, and local communities of the poor, working-class, and marginalised. Together we use biblical and theological resources for individual and social transformation.

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The Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa assists the people whose memories have been silenced, repressed or stigmatised to take ownership of their history and gain strength through it. One of the most important programmes of the Centre consists in enhancing resilience in children affected by HIV/AIDS through memory work and story-telling. Another programme aims at documenting the history of the epidemic in KwaZulu-Natal through the methodology of oral history. 




The International Religious Health Assets Programme (IRHAP) is an international research collaboration working on the interface of religion and public health, with a focus on Africa. ARHAP seeks to develop a systematic knowledge base of religious health assets (RHAs) in Sub-Saharan Africa to align and enhance the work of religious health leaders, public policy decision-makers and other health workers in their collaborative efforts to meet the challenge of disease such as HIV/AIDS, and to promote sustainable health, especially for those who live in poverty or under marginal conditions.




CABSA guides and supports Christian communities towards HIV competence, through advocacy, information services, training, mobilising and networking. Through the CARIS project, it provides knowledge, information and resources to empower an informed Christian response to HIV. In the quest to achieve the organisation's vision of “a caring Christian community ministering reconciliation and hope in a world with HIV”, the Christian AIDS Bureau of Southern Africa (CABSA) plays a key role in many aspects of the Christian HIV terrain in Southern Africa and even internationally.



Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is an international network of churches and church-related organizations committed to campaigning together on common concerns. Current campaigns focus on HIV and AIDS and Food. Our advocacy includes raising awareness and building a movement for justice within the churches as well as mobilizing people of faith to lobby local and national governments, businesses, and multi-lateral organizations. We partner with many organizations who share common goals on these critical issues, believing that the more we work together, the stronger our voice is for justice.




The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures, and therefore seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is a community of churches on the way to visible unity in one faith and one Eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and in common life in Christ. The WCC brings together 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 560 million Christians and including most of the world's Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches.



Health Economics and HIV / AIDS Research Division (HEARD) conducts applied research to support development interventions aimed at mobilising evidence for impact in health and HIV in the SADC and east Africa region. HEARD has been situated since 1998, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and collaborates with a range of institutional and individual partners spanning the globe. HEARD supports UNAIDS, the SADC Secretariat and Parliamentary Forum and South African and African leadership in responding to issues of health, development and HIV.