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Gender, HIV and the church : a case study

MARSHALL, Mandy
OUEDRAOGO, Idrissa
SANDILANDS, Maggie
March 2009

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This case study describes a two-year pilot project to engage local churches in reflecting on gender issues with local faith-based organisations in Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso. It includes the outline for a workshop on gender and gender roles

Seeking justice for all : a PILLARS guide

CARTER, Isabel
ALVARADO, Ruth
WIELAND, Alfonso
2006

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This guide presents a number of common situations of injustice based on the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It seeks to help people to learn about their human rights and to discuss ways of promoting them in different local situations

Footsteps issues 18-65

TEARFUND
2006

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Includes issues 18 - 65 of Footsteps, a newsletter with a Christian emphasis that is aimed at all health and development workers. It aims to share practical ideas and enthusiasm on all aspects of development that impact at community level, including health, sustainable agriculture, agro-forestry, literacy, the environment, and project management. Provides book reviews and resource guides

Reducing risk of disaster in our communities

VENTON, Paul
HANSFORD, Bob
2006

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[Publisher's description:] This book looks at a methodology called Participatory Assessment of Disaster Risk, which can be used to reduce disaster risk at community level. The process involves assessment of hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities and results in action planning [...] This book starts by considering disasters from a Christian perspective

Organisational governance

BLACKMAN, Rachel
2006

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This resource is aimed primarily at Christian development organisations, but the principles and operational structures can be applied to other organisations. It focuses on organisational governance, the process of overseeing an organisation, looking in particular at how governing bodies should operate and lead an organisation. Section 1 analyses the role of the board and explains how its remit and responsibilities differ from those of the CEO. Section 2 reviews two key competencies, delegating authority and responsibility and developing policies. Section 3 looks at the main responsibilities of the board, including recruiting and supporting of the CEO; identifying mission, vision and values of the organisation; strategic planning; fulfilling legal requirements; identifying funding sources; and assessing progress. Section 4 looks in some detail at key operational aspects such as roles of board members, recruitment of new members and internal board policies. Section 5 suggests ways of making the board more effective, through the proper use of committees, agenda for meetings, chairing of board meetings, minute taking, sharing information, decision-making and board development

HIV and AIDS : taking action

BLACKMAN, Rachel
2005

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The aim of this book is to help Christian development organisations to consider their response to the challenges brought by HIV and AIDS. This often involves mobilising and working with local churches. This book is not just for organisations that carry out specific projects linked to HIV and AIDS. The book looks at what HIV and AIDS are and how HIV spreads. It then looks at different types of responses to the AIDS epidemic, both preventing the spread of HIV and reducing the impact of HIV and AIDS. Bible studies, case studies about work carried out by Tearfund partners and reflection questions are used to help organisations think through what their response might be

Encouraging good hygiene and sanitation : a PILLARS guide

CARTER, Isabel
2005

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This guide is an accessible tool for small group discussion. It aims at helping communities improve their lifestyle through better hygine and sanitation practices. Prevention of diseases is more effective if people can make their own informed decisions regarding sanitation, hygiene and water supplies. The guide adopts a Christian perspective and in the last section of the book the topics of hygiene, water and sanitation are linked to the Bible's teachings on holiness, baptism and purity

Responding to children affected by HIV and AIDS : using external support to strengthen community initiative and motivation

WEAVER, Richard
October 2004

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Substantive international action on HIV and AIDS is not translating into effective responses for those worst affected by the epidemic, particularly children. Instead, it is community-based organisations and community initiatives which are most successful in reaching out to these children, often without being resourced by external sources. This briefing paper highlights the responses and lessons learned by a number of Southern-based partner organisations, and makes recommendations for DFID and other donors

Poor relations? PRSPs and the response to HIV/AIDS and children

WEAVER, R
March 2004

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HIV/AIDS is a key driver in increasing poverty and reversing development gains for children and their communities. The World Bank acknowledges that at present there are few Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) that include references to the impact of HIV/AIDS on children. This briefing paper analyses the vision and reality of PRSPs in responding to HIV/AIDS, considers the future of PRSPs in increasing responses to HIV/AIDS, and makes recommendations for action for DFID and other donors to ensure that support for national PRSPs maximises the impact of resources in responding to HIV/AIDS and children

Fundraising

BLACKMAN, Rachel
2004

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This book is a practical, easy to read guide for development organisations looking to diversify their funding base. It offers a step by step approach to creating a funding strategy; an overview of the different types of funding sources available; and considers ethical fundraising principles specifically from a Christian viewpoint. There are also suggestion as to how the material might be adapted to a workshop setting. Case studies from local NGOs in developing countries provide real life examples of fundraising and the lessons learned. This resource is also available online in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

Reaching out? donor reponses to faith-based organisations in the reponse to HIV/AIDS

WEAVER, Richard
2004

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This briefing paper summarises the complexity of the impact of HIV and AIDS, especially on children; highlights the responses by faith based organisations (FBOs) to those affected by HIV and AIDS; analyses current responses by donors to FBOs in the context of HIV and AIDS; and makes recommendations for the UK's Department for International Development and other donors to ensure that those working effectively at a local level are provided with appropriate support. The focus is on organisations with a Christian basis of faith, although it is acknowledged that FBOs with other faith bases also carry out valuable work

Facilitation skills workbook

CLARKE, Sophie
BLACKMAN, Rachel
CARTER, Isabel
2004

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This workbook on facilitation skills provides training material for people who plan to use PILLARS Guides in their local communities. It can be used as part of regular training sessions or can be delivered as a five day workshop. Participants will become familiar with the content of several PILLARS Guides and learn how to adapt their use. They will gain participatory learning skills, understand the qualities and skills of a good facilitator and gain confidence in using PILLARS Guides with community groups. The training uses participatory methods and role play

Guide our steps : 101 participatory Bible studies on development issues

CARTER, Isabel
2004

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This is a tool for communities and groups willing to reflect on the Scripture and Christian understanding of development issues. Covers a wide range of topics, including environment, advocacy, nutrition, water and sanitation, health disasters but also church's role and spiritual growth. Each topic is briefly commented, and provided with a relevant passage from the Bible and a set of questions to guide discussion during group meetings and workshops

Mobilising the church : a PILLARS guide

CARTER, Isabel
2004

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Churches are often at the forefront in helping the poor and supporting communities, playing a role that goes beyond biblical teaching and spiritual support. This guide provides church members with material for discussion, designed to help churches to successfully manage their interventions, understand their role in the community, develop facilitation skills, increase confidence in their ability to carry out practical work and activities, improve relationships with other organisations and encourage openness and sharing of differing views. Drawing on key passages of the Bible, this guide consists of a brief introduction to each topic, accompanied by a set of questions designed to encourage group discussion

Mobilising the community : a PILLARS guide

CARTER, Isabel
2003

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This guide looks at an example of community mobilisation that is based on using outside facilitators and workshops. However, recognising that resources to employ external facilitators and run such workshops may not be available, it takes the basis of the mobilisation process and shares it in a way that will help a well-organised and motivated group to use the process without outside help. It looks at participatory methodologies that can be used to focus on key community issues, how to gather information, presenting information and planning the action. It will be helpful to small groups or NGOs seeking to bring changes that benefit local people

Advocacy toolkit : understanding advocacy

GORDON, Graham
2002

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This is the first volume of Tearfund's Advocacy Toolkit, which covers advocacy's links with development, and the biblical basis for advocacy. It is Tearfund's main advocacy training resource, and is aimed primarily at local communities, and their churches and NGOs

Advocacy toolkit : practical action in advocacy

GORDON, Graham
2002

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This second volume of Tearfund's Advocacy Toolkit is a step-by step guide to planning an advocacy activity, large or small, and consists mainly of tools and exercises. The introduction describes the planning process and outlines a Summary Advocacy Strategy. The following sections describe five parts of the planning cycle in detail

Children in residential care and alternatives

MILES, Glenn
STEPHENSON, Paul
January 2001

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Residential Care and Alternatives is based on child development and protection principles. Tearfund is a Christian organisation and the document makes a number of references to Christian scripture and values. It could be a useful tool for helping Christian organisations that provide, or that are considering providing, residential care to explore better care alternatives or improving the quality of residential care

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