HIV/AIDS is forcing religious leaders to reassess their traditional attitudes to sexuality in a country where 90% of the population claim one sort of religious affiliation or another. During the struggle against apartheid the churches played a leading role in the fight for freedom. Today millions of people are in a desperate situation because of HIV/AIDS. What role do the clergy play in this new struggle for human rights? Body &Soul looks at the attitudes of three main religions in South Africa through people on the ground who have to interpret and practice religion in terms of today’s realities.

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