Jesus and the Stigmatized
Reading the Gospel of John in a Context of HIV/AIDS–Related Stigmatization in Tanzania
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Elia Shabani Mligo's own profound knowledge about the situation of people living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania is balanced with a comprehensive and informed reflection on the complex phenomenon of stigmatization. He convincingly shows how reading the Bible can be a resource toward dignity for marginalized people. The book is highly valuable both in regard to the concrete topic discussed--HIV/AIDS and stigmatization--and for those who want to do Bible studies in a broader context than the academia."
--Helge S. Kvanvig
University of Oslo
"One of Elia Shabani Mligo's most important contributions to the discussion of overcoming the scandal of stigmatization to PLWHA is his insistence that it is achievable. Here he makes his powerful, prophetic, and deep case for laypeople in faith communities and their leaders to be engaged in ending the stigmatization in our society. This is a gem of a book that I am delighted to endorse because it tells the truth in ways that empower."
--Lechion Peter Kimilike
Njombe University College Project