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EAA Publications

2013 Publications Order Form

Fill out the 2013 Order Form to receive hard copies of a wide selection of past publications, or access online versions of publications through the provided links.  The form can be submitted online or mailed to the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance main office. See PDF for more details.

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Annual Report 2012

Learn more about the EAA and its advocacy work in 2012.  Find information on finances, members, and current projects, as highlighted through engaging articles and video interviews.

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Whose Alliance? The G8 and the Emergence of a Global Corporate Regime for Agriculture

EAA and its member CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development agencies, are deeply concerned about the vision and approach of the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa which enshrines food security in a market orientation, rather than as a human right. We believe the initiative falls short of what is needed to eradicate hunger and could potentially undermine progress towards that end. This briefing outlines what we consider to be some of the major problems and risks with the New Alliance, as well as key recommendations. The analysis and recommendations are structured around three central themes: 1) Coherence, 2) Vision, and 3) Process.

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Live the Promise Advent Calendar

These daily Advent devotions on HIV written by an EAA member responding to HIV around the globe. Whether followed during Advent or any other time of the year, readers will receive insights into this crucial work, as well as inspiration and challenge for their own actions and engagement in the HIV response.


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Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling up Agroecology

This briefing paper documents the success of sustainable agricultural practices that support small-scale farmers and local communities and which also benefit the environment and natural resource base.
It establishes the case for more investment in this alternative path rather than expanding the industrial “green revolution” style of agriculture. While industrial agriculture has certainly increased food production in recent decades, it has also “destabilized the natural resource base and drives much of the loss of biodiversity” as well as contributing - directly and indirectly - to the 30% of total global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) currently generated by the agricultural sector. 


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Food Week of Action Guide

This guide helps you take part in the Churches’ Week of Action on Food at a time when almost one billion people on the planet are hungry. The guide highlights the underlying causes to the global food crisis and outlines what we can do individually and collectively to promote food security worldwide. The guide tells stories of people women affected by food insecurity and provides Biblical reflections and links to sermons on food and faith. Finally, the guide offers action ideas and links to regional fact sheets and worship resources.

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Annual Report 2011

This engaging report captures the highlights of the advocacy work of the EAA in 2011 in words and images. Participants and financial contributors are listed, and financial data is summarized.

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Poster PDF (EN)

DVD on Religious Leadership

A high level summit held in the Netherlands in March 2010 brought religious leaders from many faiths and around the globe together with people living with HIV and leaders and representatives of organizations active in the response. The aim was to maximize the growing leadership potential of key religious figures particularly in addressing stigma and discrimination.
 
Their words and testimonies shared in this DVD through speeches and interviews are moving, challenging, inspiring. These words led the religious leaders at the Summit to sign a personal commitment to action, resolving that “together, we must do more.”

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My Personal Commitment to Action

Religious leaders from many faiths and from around the world have committed themselves personally to do more to respond to HIV and AIDS. Their personal commitment can help provide important new momentum in the global response - overcoming stigma and discrimination, promoting prevention,ensuring treatment and care, advocating for sufficient and sustainable resources to help all those in need. This brochure invites religious leaders to make a difference to people’s lives.

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IAASTD Fact Sheet

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report is the result of a four-year consultative process involving international development agencies, governments, civil society, policy makers, scientists and the private sector. The report clearly shows that current commercial agricultural practices are endangering the planet while also failing to substantially reduce the number of people living in hunger. Its proposals to reverse this trend recognize the importance of environmental protection, smallscale food producers and traditional knowledge, and trade practices that protect local food production. Despite the broad process and its far-reaching findings, governments have given the report little attention. It is up to civil society to promote its findings and push governments to implement its proposals. This fact sheet summarizes the process and findings of the report, and what needs to be done to ensure food security for all.

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HIV and the Right to Food (2010)

An easy to understand fact sheet on the vital interrelationship between access to food, comprehensive treatment for HIV, and HIV’s impact on agricultural production. Includes advocacy ideas on how churches and church development organisations can engage on the issue.

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HIV Prevention: A Global Theological Conversation

edited by Gillian Paterson (2009)

In this challenging book, 35 theologians and practitioners, from different traditions and continents, engage in a conversation with one another, with their hurches, with UN agencies, and with organizations of people living with HIV or AIDS. The aim is to establish some common ground that will translate into action, and to help people understand better the issues related to HIV prevention on which theologians cannot agree.

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Discrimination, Isolation and Denial: Travel Restrictions Against People Living with HIV

by Thabo Sephuma (2008)

A briefing paper and action guide to assist people of faith at community level to understand the issues around HIV-related travel restrictions and take action.

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Trade Policies & Hunger: the impact of trade liberalisation on the Right to Food of rice farming communities in Ghana, Honduras and Indonesia

Trade Policies & Hunger

(2007)

People’s access to food is a fundamental human right. Yet this study finds that current approaches to trade prescribed by international organizations have caused violations of the right to food. The report focuses on rice, and assesses the food security of rice farming communities in Ghana, Indonesia and Honduras. Unique amongst research on trade policy, the study sets macroeconomic analysis side by side with human rights case studies of the reality at community level.

Executive Summary: Available in English, French and Spanish

Full Report: Available in English, French, Spanish and Indonesian

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Exploring Solutions: How to Talk about HIV Prevention in the Church

Exploring Solutions

(2008)

A comprehensive, practical guide for use in churches or faith communities on how to dialogue about the issues of HIV prevention. Aimed at introducing a dialogue process to bring difficult topics into the open in a safe, mutually respectful, and structured way.

Available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

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Scaling Up Effective Partnerships: A Guide to Working with Faith-based Organisations in the Response to HIV and AIDS

Scaling Up Effective Partnerships

by Steven Lux and Kristine Greenaway (2006)

Practical guidance for United Nations staff, government officials, people living with HIV networks, nongovernmental organisations, development partners, foundations, and the private sector. Please note: This manual is NOT designed for the direct use of faith-based organisations or religious leaders (for whom the information it contains would be obvious) - but rather for others who wish to learn about collaborating with FBOs.

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Keep the Promise: A Teaching Resource on Advocacy and HIV and AIDS

Keep the Promise

(2006)

An easy-to-use resource is now available to help teachers and group leaders work with young people to learn about HIV and AIDS and to take action.

Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese

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AIDS Related Stigma: Thinking Outside the Box - The Theological Challenge

AIDS Related Stigma

by Gillian Paterson (2005)

A study resource on AIDS-related stigma.

Available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

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Combating Stigma and Discrimination: The Role of Religion in Building Inclusive Communities Responding to HIV & AIDS

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(2005)

Contains tools and suggests approaches - both practical and theological - to assist religious leaders and communities in eliminating stigma and discrimination.

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Food Campaign
Prescription for Life Resource Guide
HIV Prevention: A Global Theological Conversation