CABSA Christian AIDS Bureau of South Africa
CARIS Christian Aids Resource and Information Service
PO Box 771417,
Contact person: Lyn van Rooyen
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Media project
- Spiritual organization
- Volunteers are welcome.
The Christian AIDS Bureau was launched in 2001. CABSA (The Christian Aids Bureau for Southern Africa) is a Wellington (South Africa) based non profit organisation. CARIS (the Christian Aids Resource and Information Service) is a project of CABSA.
CABSA guides and supports a competent Christian HIV response, through advocacy, providing information, mobilising and networking. Through the CARIS project, we provide resources to empower a Christian response. Our head office is in Wellington in the Western Cape and our information service (CARIS) is based in Johannesburg. CABSA works nationally and in Southern Africa, while CARIS is accessible internationally.
We guide and support Christian communities in their response to HIV. CABSA wants to sensitize churches, congregations and Christians about the Aids pandemic and mobilize them to become involved and make a positive difference.
CABSA makes information available, creates understanding, helps congregations become involved, trains leaders, is involved in initiatives and supports processes -in order that the love of God, the hope of Christ and the support of the Holy Spirit can be experienced in word and action in the midst of the Aids pandemic.
CARIS is a project of CABSA and one of the tools through which CABSA aims to achieve its vision. Although our functions overlap, CARIS is mostly responsible for the information provision and networking part of our mission.
• Resource Centre (A comprehensive HIV and AIDS Resource Centre is available at the CARIS office in Randburg. Materials includes books, magazines, pamphlets, articles, videos and CD–ROMs, can be used by everyone.)
• Network of local resource centres (Local churches and faith based organisations participate in this network at a minimal fee.)
Churches, Channels of Hope (training programmes with the contents HIV and AIDS, Christian Response, Community Response, …)
Lyn van Rooyen is the Programme Manager CARIS.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.