chapter  18
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Creative Acceptance: An Ethics for AIDS

ByRev. Bernard Brown

C urren t ethical principles seem to be inadequate for the problem s associated with AIDS. Perhaps a simple, new structure o f hope is need ed — an ethic in which the person with AIDS creatively accepts him self1 as still growing; m ore­ over, the la rger com m unity actualizes its integrity and its bonding by ac­ cepting and supporting the persons with AIDS. Searching the past Christian experience in providing hospitals for the dying, the new ethics described here proposes two points o f acceptance useful for all people willing to move beyond denial and to spark concrete ethical progress.