Christian leaders in Zimbabwe have launched a new HIV/AIDS policy for churches in this southern African country of 12.7 million people, where the pandemic kills an average of 2,000 people every week. “This decision to launch an AIDS policy indicates that the Church is a true partner in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said the Rev. Murombedzi Kuchera, chairperson of the National AIDS Council board, at a ceremony in Harare to launch the policy. He said the Church should no longer be viewed as a body that takes a back seat in the struggle against the pandemic. (Ecumenical News International)