Previous Footsteps

Previous editions of Footsteps that include material on HIV and AIDS:

Please note that, because the global HIV situation changes so quickly, some information and statistics will now be out of date.

Guardians of our children’s health toolkit

This training kit, produced by Tearfund, explains how men and women can reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their children. It particularly focuses on strengthening men in their roles as guardians of the health of their families. The toolkit has a biblical perspective, but can be adapted for use with other community groups. The manual contains interactive group activities.

The soft bag toolkit contains: activity manual including handouts, Positive health information book, 10 picture cards, 16 activity cards, 2 packs of condoms and a plastic penis for demonstrating correct condom use. The complete toolkit costs £25 including postage. You can order a kit by emailing or writing to us at 100 Church Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8QE, UK.

Alternatively, download the Guardians of our children’s health activity manual in English or French free of charge at

Umoja: HIV and your community

By Veena O’Sullivan, Bill Crooks and Jackie Mouradian

 This is a guide about HIV for people who have been trained as Umoja facilitators. Umoja is a process that helps churches to work together with their local communities to bring about positive change.

The guide will help the church to work with the community to prevent the spread of HIV and reduce its impact. It is recommended for use in churches and communities who have already completed at least one cycle of Umoja.

Printed copies cost £5 and are available in English and French. See the box below for details of how to order. Alternatively, visit and scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the manual free of charge in English, French, Portuguese or Nepali.

Think livelihoods! toolkit

By Kara Greenblott, Isabel Carter and Debora Randall

HIV can have a damaging effect on people’s livelihoods. This is a facilitator’s manual for helping people and communities affected by HIV to think about how to improve their livelihoods. It can be used by churches and other organisations working with people living with HIV. The toolkit contains case studies, training exercises and biblical reflections.

Visit to download the Think livelihoods! toolkit free of charge in English, French, Portuguese and Kiswahili. Contact us by post or email to order a printed copy in English (costing £6).

Hand in hand: Bible studies to transform our response to HIV

Edited by Isabel Carter and Maggie Sandilands

This booklet contains 23 Bible studies covering a range of issues relating to HIV, including stigma, forgiveness, gender, bereavement, healthy marriages, and understanding disease and suffering. Each Bible study includes helpful notes for facilitators. The studies can be adapted to use as sermons.

Visit to download Hand in hand free of charge in English, French and Nepali. Printed copies cost £6 and are available in English and French. See the section below for details of how to order.

Reveal toolkit

Reveal is a collection of tools (activities, games, guidance and Bible studies) for people working directly with local communities or churches. The tools explore hidden issues that people do not often talk about openly, such as HIV, conflict and violence against women.

Visit to download these materials free of charge. The toolkit is currently available in English, but other translations are planned for the future.

SAVE toolkit (second edition)

By Clare Mead, Vanessa Michael and JP Mokgethi-Heath

This booklet is a practical guide to the SAVE approach to HIV prevention (Safer practices, Access to treatment, Voluntary counselling and testing, and Empowerment). It contains notes for facilitators and exercises for group training sessions.

Please note, the SAVE toolkit does not take any specific religion’s perspective on issues relating to human sexuality.

Download the SAVE toolkit free of charge at (you can download the first edition in French from this web page, and click through to download the second edition in English). To obtain a printed copy of the English second edition or French first edition, email or write to INERELA+, Corner Rabie and 4th Avenue North, Fontainebleau – Randburg, 2032 – South Africa. The toolkit costs approximately £15.50, plus £2.50 for delivery; INERELA+ will advise you on payment methods.  

Useful websites 
Includes helpful information on HIV transmission, prevention, treatment and support. 
Step-by-step guide on how to use a condom correctly. 
Information from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, including goals, reports and news stories. 
The World Health Organization’s website on HIV and AIDS, containing fact sheets, reports and news stories.

Ordering printed copies from Tearfund If you have a credit or debit card and good internet access, you can order printed copies of Umoja: HIV and your community and Hand in hand: Bible studies to transform our response to HIV by visiting If you have any difficulties, email and we will be pleased to help. One copy may be available free of charge to organisations or individuals who are unable to pay.