Message of Solidarity from WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser

Feb 14, 2003 01:38 PM EST

"We believe that the message of Christ to the world is one which promises fullness of life to all.

In the face of the great challenge humanity is facing with the AIDS epidemic, limiting access to treatment in AIDS to a few, whatever the reason, goes against the will of God.

Millions await the hurdles that industry, governments and societies have put in place to be broken down.

From the World Council of Churches and its member churches worldwide, we express our solidarity, support and prayers for the people and churches of South Africa, with the South African Council of Churches, who are actively participating in the "Treatment Action Campaign" march in Cape Town today, advocating for access to affordable HIV and AIDS treatment for all."