A time for dogma, a time for the Bible, a time for condoms: building a Catholic theology of prevention in the face of public health policies at Casa Fonte Colombo in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
A time for dogma, a time for the Bible, a time for condoms
Abstract: 

The Casa Fonte Colombo (CFC) is a religious organisation that assists people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The funding for its activities comes from public sources such as the Brazilian National STD/AIDS Program as well as the Catholic Church. Capuchin (Franciscan) priests run the CFC and it has an extensive group of volunteers made up mostly of women. Between 2006 and 2009, we observed daily life at the CFC and interviewed priests, volunteers, employees, service providers, and clients. We also attended meetings, group sessions, and celebrations. Everyday actions carried out by the CFC reveal the efforts to resolve the tension between the position of the Catholic Church and the Brazilian state in the politics of AIDS. These efforts affirm that the CFC presents itself as a space where the position of the Catholic Church, as much as the politics of public health, are re-worked, giving way to a progressive act of Catholic prevention and assistance for AIDS that we call 'theology of prevention'.

Author(s): 
Seffner, Fernando
Garcia, Jonathan
MuÒoz-Laboy, Miguel
Parker, Richard
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Global Public Health
Journal Abbreviation: 
Glob Public Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Year: 
2011
Pages: 
S271-283
Volume: 
6 Suppl 2
ISSN: 
1744-1706
DOI: 
10.1080/17441692.2011.602701
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 21834734 PMCID: PMC3204922

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Fernando Seffner, Jonathan Garcia, Miguel MuÒoz-Laboy and Richard Parker. 2011. "A time for dogma, a time for the Bible, a time for condoms: building a Catholic theology of prevention in the face of public health policies at Casa Fonte Colombo in Porto Alegre, Brazil." Global Public Health 6 Suppl 2: S271-283. 10.1080/17441692.2011.602701.

Wikipedia Citation

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