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Day 8 - Monday
A dramatic presentation, focused
on the issues of HIV/AIDS and human sexuality, highlighted the youth open hearing at
the LWF Assembly this morning.
"Let us fully break
the silence," said James Tan of Malaysia. "Let us make 'prevention' a
their point, youth delegates and stewards, wearing black T-shirts, stood silently
on stage with their mouths crisscrossed shut with masking tape. Around
their necks hung signs with the birth dates and death dates of
nameless people. At the bottom of the signs in capital letters was
the line: "Stop HIV/AIDS". Finally, on cue, the youth
members removed the tape to symbolize open communication about the
dreaded disease sweeping across many countries.
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Noriko Sakamoto is hard at work. Sitting at the reception table
in the LWF press room at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Sakamoto,
26, from Osaka, Japan, folds a piece of paper that gradually evolves
into an origami crane. Sakamoto, a steward at the LWF Tenth Assembly, is a member of Japanís Kinki Evangelical Lutheran
Church which has about 2,600 members and is one of the smallest LWF
afternoon plenary sessions, delegates attended to business matters of
the Assembly such as receiving and voting on formal recommendations
from the Assembly's Policy and Reference Committee.
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