Faith leaders are the key to building a movement around HIV as a social justice issue. As trusted conveners and educators of the community, faith leaders serve as the voice of the initiative, speaking about health equity and HIV as a social justice imperative. The Black Church & HIV initiative is calling on faith leaders to serve not only as spokespersons, but as change agents to translate awareness into action, and help eliminate the HIV epidemic within our communities.
We have developed an Online Training Manual to help you learn more about how you can incorporate HIV as a social justice issue within your congregation.
As a faith leader, here are a few things you can do:
We also encourage you to participate in the annual Day of Unity on July 12, 2015, which unites faith leaders across the country in a social justice movement against HIV. Learn more by visiting the Day of Unity page.
For questions and support as you look to implement strategies in your congregations, please contact us. We are also interested in hearing your stories and feedback. You can read testimonials from faith leaders across the country by visiting our Testimonials map.
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