The PNG Christian Leaders Alliance (PNGCLA) has a New Approach to combat HIV / AIDS and that is through the Word of God in the Holy Bible.
This new approach has an important program to address sexual and social issues on Behavioral Change, only through church/government partnership.
Leader of Catholic Church and PNGCLA Chairman Sir John Cardinal Ribat says they are receiving little support from national government and donor partners to help fund their church programs.
The new approach which the church will undertake in all four regions in the country to combat HIV epidemics and misery will cost them K2.5 million this year.
The new approach programs will advocate on “Body as the temple of the Holy Spirit” and people must respect God’s creation and not abuse it.
Sir John Cardinal Ribat is calling on people to abstain from sex and advocate or use it in the right way.
Cardinal Ribat says sexuality is a free gift by God; for a purpose and it must be used according to His will and purpose.
Meanwhile, all PNG church elders and leaders will be hosting a workshop on 30th – 31st July in Port Moresby with the theme “Gospel with Substance” purposely to unite and align their goals to fight against this deadly epidemic.